This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book. For the latest live news livenews WORLD Waves rolls out live tools By Erica Basnicki

WAVES AUDIO has added live console functionality to its V9 range of plug-ins, which can now be used in live sound situations with Yamaha, Allen & Heath, DiGiCo, VENUE and MultiRack Native consoles and platforms. New features for live use include 64-bit support and hard drive or USB flash drive activation. “We are pleased to be working

with Waves to ensure full compatibility of our products with their latest software release, which boasts a host of new features,” said Allen & Heath product specialist, Nicola Beretta. In addition, V9 plug-ins eliminate the need for a D-Show enabler with Avid’s VENUE consoles. “VENUE was the first live console to run Waves plug-ins, and continues to offer the easiest, most integrated and lowest latency plug-in

UNITED KINGDOM Awards time at PLASA By Erica Basnicki

PLASA HAS released the shortlist for the sixth annual Gottelier Award. A panel of 20 people was invited to put forward their suggestions for this year’s presentation, which celebrates one individual’s outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. The final shortlist of six nominees includes L-Acoustics founder Dr Christian Heil and Meyer Sound’s John Meyer.

EUROPE Distribution moves for Shure in Europe

CHANGES ARE afoot for Shure Europe as Shure Distribution UK announces an end to its contract with Taiwanese pro-audio/MI company Phonic after 18 years, and Shure Distribution Netherlands prepares to extend its reach into Belgium as Shure Benelux. Peter James, Shure Distribution UK MD, explained the move: “This was a huge decision for us, but it was the only decision that made sense. The advanced technology in Shure’s

Axient and ULX-D products, QSC Audio’s QSys Audio Network, and our recent deal to distribute DIS requires us to align our resources in areas outside Phonic’s core market and product development focus.” A new distributor will be announced in due course. Meanwhile, Shure Benelux will come into being on 1 January 2013 when it will assume responsibility for distribution in both the Netherlands and Belgium. The

Shure Europe subsidiary based in the Brussels region will be led by managing director Willem van Zuilekom, who will be responsible for all sales and marketing aspects in these countries. The move comes after existing Belgian distributor ASC sa-nv signalled its intention to resign the distribution of Shure and DIS in the country. n

Tony Gottelier; designer, innovator and industry commentator who died in 2006

Sean Sullivan uses the PS22 Spread and S1 Imager plugins “which are like no other processors out there” on tour with Rihanna

solution on the market,” said Sheldon Radford, senior product manager, VENUE, at Avid. In related Waves news, the company has been actively promoting the use of its plug-ins by engineers on tour. Among them is FOH engineer Sean Sullivan who uses Waves’ Renaissance

Compressor and DeEsser for Rihanna’s vocals: “The Renaissance Compressor is the most musical compressor I’ve ever heard,” says Sullivan. “I use it on vocals and stereo bus; the DeEsser on lead vox.”n

Also on the list are: Nick Archdale (Flying Pig Systems, Carallon); Chris Cronin (Total Solutions Group); Wayne Howell (Artistic Licence); and Pasquale Quadri (Clay Paky). Meanwhile, PLASA is looking for

products to win one of eight Awards for Innovation, and plans to recognise a product showing outstanding environmental awareness via its Sustainability Award. Entries are being accepted online from exhibiting manufacturers and their representatives. A ceremony to announce the

award winners will take place on Monday 10 September at 6pm in the PLASA Bar in Earls Court 1. n

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