The première event Digital Stage Europe Pro Audio and Light Event makes waves!
The first edition of Digital Stage Europe – one stop shop for the whole stage-industry business sector was staged in Targi Kielce. 16 companies took part in the event whose first edition was held from 7 to 9 March 2019 in Targi Kielce.
For the first time the Kielce exhibition and congress centre hosted the broadly-defined stage industry entrepreneurs. The International Expo of Stage and Studio Equipment, Sound and Lighting Systems was much more than organisers had expected; the exhibition hosted 900 visitors! The new Targi Kielce event provided an excellent opportunity to establish contacts between the industry companies. This was also a great place to present and showcase product novelties and surprising technological developments.
Digitization and miniaturization instead of the world of analogues
The event was the showcase for the latest generation of concert line-array systems, sound sets used in clubs and wedding halls, studio monitors, stage lights, digital consoles, LED screens including the brand new developments such as transparent LED screens as well as video mixers. The industry’s giants including AMATE Audio, BOSE, NAW, POL Audio and Roland showcased and presented their solutions. Rental companies also marked their presence here. The exhibition also featured a wide variety of stage equipment such as curtains and dance floors, accessories with complete cables systems as well as cable production components, MIDI controllers and many other.
The first General Meeting of the Polish Chamber of Stage Technology PITE
The first day of the expo saw the PITE members meeting. Officially PITE was registered last autumn. At the meeting, the previous Management Board was approved. The current authorities’ terms of office were extended for the next three years. The action plan for the upcoming years was also adopted at the general assembly – the program includes: acquisition of comprehensive knowledge on the industry related legislation, cooperation establishment with the Polish Chamber of Commerce as well as cooperation establishment with foreign entities of a similar business profile.
OSKA – outside the academia
The organizers of the National Students Conference for Sound-Engineers resolved to hold the sixth conference edition in Targi Kielce. The two events – OSKA and Digital Stage Europe are a perfect match when it comes to the scope and themes. Future industry specialists had the chance to see, try and test the equipment offered by exhibitors, get to know their prospective employers, too! 130 acoustics enthusiasts from universities from all corners of Poland presented their research research results and achievements at the poster and lecture sessions. There was also the first edition of the OSKArec competition – students struggled in four categories: audio in audiovisual forms, remix, acoustic recording and studio recording. These events were held under the auspices of Audio Engineering Society Poland.
The agenda included a number of conferences and meetings with specialists. The training sessions conducted by Radek Barczak from the Sound System Portal proved to be really popular among the audience. Selection of the optimal type of sound systems in order to match various types of culture centres’ concert halls as well as the basics of sound systems tuning, the most important elements in music bands mix were most appealing. The expo guests had the opportunity to meet Piotr ZiKE Zajkiewicz from ZiKE Labs. ZiKE spoke about sound companies’ mistakes. The basics of proper DMX lighting configuration were presented by Tomasz Pieczyński (scenasystem.eu). Dariusz Porada (Singing Rock) introduced the rules, requirements and principles related to equipment in high-altitude stage work. Nyquist company had its modern-materials seminar. The AMATE Audio ran the sound systems management workshops.
Performing live …
The spectacular event requires live music performances – it is a must. The TommySound boasted the X208 + X218W3K line arrays by the AMATE AUDIO – the company organised concerts on all expo days in order to show the system’s capacities. TommySound is the brand’s exclusive distributor for the domestic market. The Targi Kielce Congress Centre was the stage for the MAFIA, ORNETTE as well as KASA Kasowski and Ygor Przebindowski. There was also a concert on Europe’s only Museum of Laurens Hammond instruments. The Gary Hammond Quartet presented a unique repertoire played on electric organs- the very instrument which has changed the sound of popular music once and for all.