PLASA plans to ‘inspire and inform’ with Leeds seminars

PLASA Focus Leeds returns to the Royal Armouries 10-11 May with another seminar schedule that promises to offer a variety of thought provoking topics.

The two-day free-to-attend programme will feature inspirational and technical sessions from the likes of Soulsound, d&b audiotechnik and BECTU.

There will be plenty of practical guidance for industry professionals with early highlights including multiple sessions from Soulsound, as Justin Grealy hosts A Sound Engineer’s Guide to Guitars and Guitarists and Dug Gutherie (Soulsound/Surfing Cow) looks in-depth at Category Cables for Touring Applications.

Steve Jones from d&b Education and Application Support will present Why Size Matters, exploring how loudspeaker size affects performance, directivity, the direct to reverberant ratio and what loudspeaker throw actually means.

Further industry advice comes from the media and entertainment union BECTU as they offer Tax Essentials for Freelancers delivered by Tony Lennon, who will present top tips for freelancers, from understanding employment status to options for offsetting business expenses against income.

"The free to attend seminar programmes at PLASA events enables the industry to have access to learn from expert speakers, discuss practical problems with their peers and discover the benefits of the latest technology in the market,” said PLASA’s director of Events Division, Christopher Toulmin. "We look forward to welcoming a variety of knowledgeable speakers to offer vital advice to attendees.”