UK: Sound Technology and Alesis among the companies with plans for LIMS/SRT, writes David Davies. Fresh from its headline-grabbing acquisition of Harman Pro UK (read more here), Sound Technology will showcase products drawn from across its brand portfolio, while Alesis will draw attention to items including the MasterControl FireWire audio interface and control surface.
To be held at London’s Excel Centre from June 12th to 15th, the London International Music Show incorporates four distinctly different events – the London Guitar Show, Drummer Live, the Sound Recording Technology Show (SRT) and the Unplugged Show.
Occupying a large stand that bridges the (SRT) and London Guitar Show, UK distributor Sound Technology will show SSL’s new Matrix console (pictured), which combines a 32-input SSL Super Analogue console, DAW control surface and software-configurable 32x16x16 routing matrix. Other items in the spotlight will include an as-yet unannounced new product from TL Audio and the new range of MediaOne and Resolv monitors from Samson, while Propellerhead demo stations will enable visitors to try out the new Reason 4 and ReCycle 2 software.
Alesis also has a busy show lined up, during which it will exhibit products including the MasterControl FireWire audio interface and control surface, the M1Active 320 USB speakers, the SR-18 Professional Drum Machine and the MultiPort recording system.
Other exhibitors to have disclosed their plans include Shure Distribution UK, which will show the new GX amplifiers from QSC and Radial’s new Phaser product. The company will also debut a new range of products from Primacoustics – a high-end sound and studio acoustic manufacturer for which Shure Distribution has recently taken over exclusive UK representation duties – and give away _1,000 worth of studio and pro-audio kit on its stand. Elsewhere, Akai Professional will introduce its XR20 Beat Production Station and MPC5000 system, while Roland is set to make its first ever global product launches in the UK at the 2008 LIMS show.
Finally for now, Korg has announced that the first 50 people on its stand will receive a free limited edition Korg T-shirt only available at LIMS, while Alchemea College will be running a competition on its stand to win an iPod touch and will give away Apple Certified Logic 8 training courses as part of Sound On Sound magazine’s 25K studio competition prize. Alchemea is also teaming up with Apple to host a series of Logic 8 workshops.
“Alchemea is proud to be working alongside Apple to give visitors to the show interactive demonstrations and tutorials of Apple’s revolutionary new Logic 8,” college registrar Tony Garston tells PSN-e. “Alchemea is an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCE), which provides Apple Certified Training programmes, including Logic 8 up to Logic 301 advanced level. Come along and see us on stand F28 for a taster of how the training programmes can help you work quickly and more creatively within your chosen Apple professional application.”