Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2018 continues to enthrall with enhanced product coverage

SHANGHAI, Sept. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS), the leading fair for Asia's entertainment, event and production technology industry, will return with an enlarged area of 48,000 sqm across 4 halls at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 10-13 October 2018. PLSS is co-organized by Shanghai INTEX Exhibition Co., Ltd. and messe frankfurt.

This year's show will provide comprehensive coverage across all product sectors in the entertainment industry. The halls will once again display hundreds of industry leaders working in pro audio, lighting, LED and LED display, broadcasting equipment, conference systems, AV integrated systems, recording and production, stage and machinery.

A high number of new brands are exhibiting at the fair this year, such as Axiom, Dynaudio, GIS, IAG, JTS, Linso LED, Omart, Realsound, Seeknature, Sennheiser, YIPLED, and Zhonghe.

Meanwhile, this year's returning exhibitors include the likes of AVID, Beta-3, DJPOWER, DPA, Eagle Stage, ENEWAVE, Fidek, HDTZ, Hotion, KAIFAT, KV2 Audio, LightLink, LYNX, Maquinas Iberica, SAE, SE Audiotechnik, qdc, Soundking, Sunrise, Superlux, Takstar, Tonwel, TW Audio, Vello, VUE, Waves, Yamaha and Zsound.

On top of these, the two product zones will once again come under the spotlight at Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2018. Each zone will showcase a wide spectrum of the latest entertainment technologies and solutions from leading international and domestic brands. The two zones for this year's show are as follows:

  • Recording and Production Zone (Hall N1)
    Demonstrating a full range of recording, audio processing and monitoring equipment
  • Stage Machinery and Theatre Technology Zone (Hall N4)
    Featuring the most innovative lighting, stage and technology products

The four-day event is accompanied by a fringe programme for audio and lighting professionals, offering them a chance to network with industry peers, as well as to learn new skills for free.

A year after introducing the highly acclaimed PLSS Academy, the scope of seminars has become even more enriched and advanced, covering audio, visual, lighting and event planning across various entertainment-related sectors. Some of the most highly anticipated fringe events for Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2018 include:

VPLT Event Management Training Course - A Guide to Contingency Planning (10 October)

Teaming up with VPLT for another year, this programme is geared towards specialists from the technical and live event production markets, event managers and organisers. Topics under the training course will include:

Mobile Electrical Power Systems for Shows, Festivals and Events - Secure and Safe

  • Mr Dietmar Rottinghaus, Technical Director, Connex GmbH
  • Mr Randell Greenlee, Director, International Relations and Communication, the German Entertainment Technology Association (VPLT)

Weather and Events

  • Mr Lukas Lehner, Meteorologist, Meteogroup

Crowd Control Management

  • Mr Tim Roberts, Director, The Event Safety Shop
  • Mr Jimmy Chan, Director of Business Development Asia, Event Safety Alliance

Recording Technology Forum (10 October)

Music recording comes in various forms. Examples of microphones and recording systems for classical music, scoring music, pop music and large scale live events will be shared by recording experts, followed by a discussion on high resolution and 3D sound.

Lighting and Visual Design for TV Production Seminar (10 October)

This seminar will explore advanced technologies that have enhanced the set design and lighting for TV productions, as well as sharing the insights of studio lighting design with industry players from ARRI China, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Guangdong Radio and Television. The focus will be on production of 4K TV programme and lighting design of TV live shows.

Dante Certification Training @ Shanghai (11 October)

Audinate will return with a designated programme for system designers, engineers and industry players to learn about Dante with in-depth training. The two courses cover an introductory level to Dante Level 1 & 2 training sessions, which provide a foundation in audio and networking concepts for audio professionals who are new to the topic.

Acoustics Technology Course (11 October)

Hosted by local industry media CA001, this course is privileged to have a line-up of renowned audio engineers, covering techniques on the usage of microphones, optimising live performances by computers and vocal mixing effects.

Other exciting fringe events on sound production

Instantly responding to the high demand on the recording segment, the Recording and Production Zone has expanded to feature an array of live demonstrations led by industry experts and key brands, who will offer first-hand experience in studio recording and sound production. These include:

Recording Software Quarters (10-13 October)

This session will be formed by over 10 overseas music software companies from the International Music Software Trade Association, who will be sure to amaze the audience with various DAWs (digital audio workstations), as well as techniques for music software in live and interactive demonstrations.

Recording and Production Workshop (10-13 October)

This full day workshop will be led by senior recording professionals, and will tap into sound mixing, master tape production and multi-channel recording.

PLSS Lab - Yamaha X Dante (10-13 October)

As digital audio networks have become the mainstream for the professional audio industry, this event, demonstrated by Yamaha, will focus on a series of digital audio products that support Dante functions, and which are built by the on-site network audio system.

Concert Sound Arena (10-13 October)

Spanning two demonstration zones dedicated for international and local audio brands respectively, the outdoor line array will showcase a state-of-the-art audio systems from 20 brands, forming one of the largest outdoor showcases in Asia. Event sponsor Yamaha will ensure the best sound with its console.

International brands include Axiom, DB Technologies, EM Acoustics, Enewave, KV2, Lynx, SE Audiotechnik, TW Audio, Verity and Voice Acoustics. Domestic brands include CPL, CVR, DMX, Fidek, Realsound, Vatasa Audio, YME, ZMS Audio and Zsound.

Concurrently held with Music China 2018, Prolight + Sound Shanghai2018 is an international exhibition of technologies and services for events, installation and production.

Media contact: Vicky Fu

Release Highlight:

Prolight + Sound Shanghai (PLSS), the leading fair for Asia's entertainment, event and production technology industry, will return with an enlarged area of 48,000sqm across four halls at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 10-13 October 2018. Compared to last year, the show's participating companies and brands have reached a record high of 650, which represents a 3% increase.

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Source: Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co Ltd.
Keywords: Entertainment Music