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Hear VUE @ LSI Loudspeaker Demo -USITT March 18-21 in Cincinnati

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VUE will be part of the Live Sound International (LSI) Loudspeaker Demo—a.k.a., “The Ultimate Audio Experience” – at the upcoming USITT 2015 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Cincinnati, March 18-21, at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The popular LSI Demo has been presented to thousands of attendees at recent WFX (Worship Facilities) Expos in Dallas and Atlanta, and this opportunity to directly listen to, evaluate, and compare top compact loudspeaker systems is now being offered to design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry that comprise the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) membership, as well as audio professionals interested in attending (more on that below).

al-8-al4-combo-background-ko-IMG_2152Specifically at USITT, each full demo session will offer two parts: first, a focus on smaller systems, followed by a focus larger systems. In each part, all participating systems are played in a round-robin, random format, supplied with identical audio tracks, chosen from submissions by all manufacturers, until the final round, when manufacturers have the opportunity to play their own select track through their systems. Listeners move from system to system, evaluating what they’re hearing and also observing each system’s scale, components and other important details.

There will be seven (7) demo sessions in total presented—four on Thursday, March 19 and three on Friday, March 20—held in the expansive Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Convention Center. VUE also do a dedicated 15-minute exclusive demo session on both days for all attendees – the specific schedule to be released in advance of the event.
A special cocktail reception DEMO is scheduled for March 18th at 7:30pm.

Technology sponsors include our friends at Rational Acoustics (who make Smaart and 10EaZy).

Demo sessions are open to all attendees of USITT as well as other groups and individuals interested in audio and loudspeaker systems.

Free-AdmissionUse the VIP Promo Code VA2015 or click the link https://www.xpressreg.net/register/usit035/start.asp?sc=VA2015&ex=1 to get free access to the Loudspeaker Demo, as well as the Stage Expo, Opening Night cocktail party and New Products event.

If you indicate on the registration form that you authorized or recommend purchases for your company you will also receive a Buyer Ribbon and be invited to a cocktail party on the expo floor on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 pm with the exhibitors.
USITT 2015 in Cincinnati now boasts a record 280 exhibitors, welcoming many companies new or returning after years away. The event will fill some 45,000 square feet of the Duke Energy Convention Center.

 

LSI Loudspeaker Demo Schedule Wednesday, March 18, 2015 

11:15am-12:00pm- Demo
2:30pm- 3:15pm- Demo
4:45pm- 5:30pm- Demo
7:30pm-8:15pm- Demo (Cocktail Party)

LSI Loudspeaker Demo Schedule Thursday, March 19, 2015

9:30am-10:15am- Demo
2:30pm- 3:15pm- Demo
4:45pm-5:30pm- Demo

VUE-USITT-2015USITT is the national non-profit serving the performing arts and live entertainment design and technology community. Its Annual Conference & Stage Expo attracts some 5,000 backstage professionals for networking, training, inspiration, and product resourcing. For more go to www.usittshow.org.

Conference: March 18-21, 2015
Stage Expo: March 19-21, 2015

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
www.duke-energycenter.com

Why Attend?

USITT is the only event where your entire production team can collaborate with manufacturers of all the different production disciplines, network with other professionals around the industry and learn from seasoned experts. Why shouldn’t you attend?

Conference Highlights

usitt-3The big event runs March 18-21 at Cincy’s Duke Energy Center. Hotel housing is also open here.

Fans agree that the Conference & Stage Expo outdoes itself every year, and Cincy will not disappoint. Highlights include:

  • The new Opening Night Party and New Product Showcase moves “Brag & Swag” party time to Opening Night on Wednesday, while the formal awards night moves to day two on Thursday.
  • 2015 Keynote Speaker is the dynamic Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Karamu House, the nation’s oldest African-American theatre. Spivey’s Wednesday morning speech officially opens 200-plus sessions on every aspect of live entertainment design and technology.
  • USITT-12015 is a Light Lab year, so expect flashy production for main stage sessions, plus hands-on chances to explore the latest LED lighting technology throughout the show.
  • Backstage celebs being honored include three Broadway legends — costume designer Jane Greenwood, projection design educator Wendall Harrington, and scenic designer Doug Schmidt – plus much-admired TCG Executive Director Teresa Eyring and theatre tech guru Loren Schreiber. Don’t miss a chance to see all five USITT Distinguished Achievement Award Winners in Conversation on the same stage Friday morning.
  • Stage Expo is already bigger and better than ever, with more than 220 companies signed up to exhibit the latest stage products.
  • USITT also has a brand new app – USITT 365 – that will make planning and participating in USITT 2015 even easier & more fun. Get it free at www.usitt.org/mobile.
  • The show also has a new dedicated website, www.usittshow.org, and will be adding content and info right up to load-in.

USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is the national non-profit serving the performing arts and live entertainment design and technology industry. The Annual Conference & Stage Expo is its biggest event of the year. For more info, visit www.usitt.org.

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