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PLASA brings expanded education programme to Scotland

The free-to-attend two-day exhibition showcases the latest technology used in live events, concerts, tours, theatre productions, venue installations and leisure attractions

PLASA Focus Glasgow, returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on 18 and 19 January, 2017, bringing with it an expanded programme of seminars, panel sessions, console training and equipment demonstrations to sit alongside the ever-popular Riggers Forum.

PLASA’s events director, Chris Toulmin, says: “We hope our continued investment in the Scottish market, through our Focus events and its seminar programme will reflect and support the Scottish government and VisitScotland’s recently unveiled ten-year strategy to grow this sector.”

On day one, panel sessions led by audio journalist Phil Ward, will include, Is Point Source Fighting Back?, an exploration of the varied applications of point source over line array, with some of the best examples coming from Scottish based sound designers. Also happening is a session on The New Front of House – using tablets for mixing, a look at when and where you should take advantage of iOS and Android as a mixing interface and when you shouldn’t.

Day one also plays host to the annual Scottish Riggers Forum, presented this year by Chris Higgs from Total Training and Harry Box from UK Rigging, who deliver another in their popular series of rigging seminars ‘Shouty, Shouty’.

On day two, Dave Philips, Shure UK, presents, Wireless Mastered – RF & Digital 2016 – from the digital TV switchover to the rise of mobile phone ownership the demand for a clean RF spectrum for wireless microphones is greater than ever. He uncovers the new RF landscape and why you should be looking at digital wireless systems as part of your arsenal.

Hot on the heels of their success at PLASA 2016 in London, The Association of Sound Designers, presents the session ‘Pin the Mic on the Actor’ and will look at the many different options for mounting wireless mics and transmitters.

Running alongside the show, The AV User Group regional meeting, lunch and networking drinks will take place at the conference centre on 19 January, 2017. While this is a member’s event, all AV professionals are welcome to attend providing they sign up to the AV User Group.

PLASA Focus Glasgow is a free-to-attend two-day exhibition showcasing the latest technology used in live events, concerts, tours, theatre productions, venue installations and leisure attractions.