PLASA Focus Glasgow reveals new seminars and workshops

PLASA Focus Glasgow, now in its fourth year, has announced more seminars and workshops for the upcoming show at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on 17-18 January 2018.

The free-to-attend show brings international brands and expertise to regional professionals working in lighting, sound, AV, rigging and staging sectors.

Production company Adlib is set to bring big lighting and audio brands to the show, providing a hands-on experience to visitors. Newly added seminars will focus on large-scale light and sound design, approaches to mental health, changes to audio bandwidth, and building a successful lighting team.

In Adlib’s demo room, the team will be hosting practical sessions introducing the functionality and workflow of various digital mixing consoles. Allen & Heath will introduce its latest SQ series compact digital mixers; Midas will showcase its M32 console; DiGiCo will present its S-Series and SD12; and L-Acoustics will demonstrate the new Syva Co-linear Source Loudspeaker System.

Technical director of the Edinburgh International Festival, John Robb, will reveal how his team overcame complex challenges to transform St Andrew Square for the 70th birthday of the festival. The installation, named The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom, combined light, sound, and large-scale projections to transform the square into a magical night garden.

Following on from two successful seminars at the Leeds and London shows, PLASA and PSA reunite to explore approaches to mental health in the workplace. Occupational psychologist, Susannah Robertson-Hart, will share insights she gained whilst helping employees and freelancers at the BBC.

Finally, Dave Phillips from Shure will provide vital information regarding the loss of the 700MHz band to the mobile sector. He will examine the implications of this and how best to prepare for the challenges ahead, delving into best-practice radio frequency coordination, spectrally efficient digital wireless systems, and the future roles of audio professionals in live touring and events.

For free registration and to find out more about what’s on please visit the PLASA Focus website here.