The PLASA Focus Leeds 2012 seminar programme has been announced, with API columnist Toby Alington presenting a Live Music Recording session entitled Capturing Adele at the Royal Albert Hall.
Taking place on April 17-18th the fourth annual PLASA Focus show at the Royal Armouries in Leeds will open its doors to a record number of visitors, with registration figures already up 100 per cent on 2011.
This year also sees the launch of the new PLASA Focus Professional Development Programme; a series of free seminars and demonstrations delivered by some of the industry's leading experts.
Events Manager Sophie Atkinson, confirmed: "As promised, we are bringing a broad choice of sessions to Leeds, including a look at some exciting regional projects and some special sessions presented by some of the industry's most talented people. As always, all sessions are free to attend."
Audio Pro International columnist Alington will be among those taking part in the programme, delivering his Live Music Recording seminar Capturing Adele at the Royal Albert Hall. As the final session on Wednesday February 18th, the seminar will reflect on the challenges and processes of adapting live recording techniques to artists, venues and final post-performance production formats. Alington told API: “The PDP (Professional Development Programme) is a great way of broadening people’s understanding of so many aspects of live entertainment. For people in the industry – or those looking to enter it - they’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge about many areas that have either been a mystery or they simply want to know more about.Article continues below
“The Adele show at the Royal Albert Hall wasn’t only a great concert, but being released on DVD, TV, Cinema and CD, it is also a perfect example of the challenges of taking the feel and emotion of the live show out to a wider audience,” he continued. “Using audio-visual examples, describing the technical and artistic processes involved, and discussing the differences between the four different media, I hope to engage the PLASA Focus audience with the challenges and rewards of recording a show such as this.”
Click here for a full rundown of the Professional Development Programme.