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Increased audio support for this year’s PLASA Show

PLASA has also doubled the amount of audio demonstrations on offer, including three exclusive ‘Audio Lounges’, as well as announcing a new live feature, Stage to Studio

PLASA Show has announced that there will be huge support from the audio industry at this year’s show with L-Acoustics, Coda Audio, d&b audiotechnik and Void Acoustics.

The show takes place at London Olympia from 15-17 September 2019.

PLASA has also doubled the amount of audio demonstrations on offer, including three exclusive ‘Audio Lounges’, as well as announcing a new live feature, Stage to Studio, in association with Sound on Sound and Headliner magazines.

“PLASA has worked hard over the past few years to make the show an essential destination for all things audio,” said PLASA’s managing director, Peter Heath. “As a result, we are confident that this year’s show will inspire professionals working across the audio industry.”

Among the brands making their debut at the 2019 edition is Coda Audio with its high spec line arrays. Void Acoustics will take a stand as well as a space in the main audio demo room. They join L-Acoustics, Bose, Yamaha and Audio-Technica among others.

d&b audiotechnik has joined the show as a headline sponsor. Visitors will find their installation and touring systems on both the Sound Foundation Limited (SFL) and SSE, alongside products from Sennheiser, DiGiCo, DPA and AVID.

“Live audio demonstrations are always a popular part of the show experience, allowing visitors to experience sound systems in controlled environments – which is why we have more than doubled the amount on offer this year,” Heath explained.

“Equally, exhibitors are always looking beyond traditional exhibition space, to immersive areas where they can host customers and demo products in one space” continued Heath, “which is where we came up with the ‘Audio Lounge’ concept. We are delighted that L-Acoustics, RCF and Sound Technology will each take an exclusive space”.

Following their successful show last year, L-Acoustics will have a dedicated lounge in which they will showcase their A Series medium throw solution for touring and installations. Sound Technology will present the cutting edge designs of Holoplot who debuted at PLASA Show last year and scooped a PLASA Innovation Award. RCF will take the third lounge in which they will reveal their latest releases.

In the main demo area, there will be back-to-back demos from Adam Hall, Shermann Audio, Void Acoustics, Aura Audio and OHM. KV2 Audio will also take a separate space, demoing its products throughout the show, and OutBoard TiMax will present its latest immersive audio technologies.

PLASA Show is launching Stage to Studio this year in association with Sound on Sound Magazine and Headliner Magazine. This new feature will see artists VC Pines and Effie, who have over a million Spotify plays between them, perform live whilst being recorded by renowned engineer Simon Todkill (Kanye West, Charli XCX, Matt Corby, Hiatus Kaiyote).

Heath commented: “These professional sessions will provide insights for audio engineers at all stages of their career as well as entertainment throughout show from the next generation of homegrown talent.”

With the engineer’s running commentary and DAW displayed on big screen, the audience will pick up tips and tricks for capturing sound from the stage. But it doesn’t end there. After the show, the audio files will be made available and a competition will open for the best audio mix.

“In addition to all this audio content, we have our seminar programme which is consistently voted as the best in the industry,” said Heath. “With presentations on this year’s most creative projects and up to date technical standards, there truly is something for everyone. We look forward to announcing the line up next week.”

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