South Africa - Blood Brothers, South Africa's first supergroup, is a project featuring 10 of the country's best known musicians and rock heroes, who recently played a special one-off concert to a hugely enthusiastic ... More >>
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Singapore - Alfonso Zarate Takano is the new Clay Paky area manager for the Asia Pacific region (APAC), comprising all countries in the Far East, South Asia and Oceania. He will report operationally to sales manager ... More >>
Austria - Engineering company, AV Stumpfl has expanded its presence in creating an extensive visual systems product and service offering to its extensive international client base. In speaking about the expansion, ... More >>
UK - Seven years after its inaugural event at Henley-on-Thames, the Rewind Festival has mushroomed into three events - with Rewind North (in Cheshire) and Rewind Scotland in Perth further celebrating the sounds of the ... More >>
"There's certainly a lot to consider when we look at the nature of the changing light in our theatres - there's no definitive answer to the question, 'Should I invest?' - rather, ultimately, when making
a choice, we need to be satsfied that we have adequately answered the question 'Why
do I need it?'."
Tim Atkinson on adopting LED lighting (Changing Light)
The LQ Series are compact interface devices for linking 2-wire and/or 4-wire intercom systems over IP networks. It's the easy to use, cost-effective alternative for connecting visiting systems or ad hoc users. Linking simplified.
20 Years Ago . . . LSi September 1995
"Our lead news item this month was that Vari-Lite had initiated a patent infringement action against High End Systems (HES), seeking damages and an injunction against the manufacture of the Status Cue and Cyberlight."
10 Years Ago . . . LSi September 2005
"R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe dominated our cover this month, photographed by LSi's then-assistant editor Sarah Rushton-Read during the band's performance at the Live8 concert at Hyde Park, London. "
This month: Gnocchi Horror Show
"Each zone is dedicated to different film genres and, since this was the home of the Spaghetti Western, there's a fully recreated Western town with a saloon bar, gun-slinging actors and the music of Ennio Morricone pumping out of the Bose FreeSpace and Panaray loudspeakers."
This month: Strand IDM
"Hard to believe, now, but after a lighting designer had finished balancing their latest beautiful state, there used to be a pause in proceedings while the person operating the manual console picked up their pencil and their paper cuesheet . . ."
This month: promoter's rep, Graeme Nash
"Mostly I've been repping (big breath) Brandi Carlisle, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Logic, Sleeping with Sirens / Pierce The Veil, Bellowhead, Seasick Steve, James Arthur and Ariana Grande."
This month: DuckDuckGo
"Trouble is, there aren't many alternatives to Google left, and most operate in the same way trying to ape that success, down to the 'personalised' search results meaning that different people see different answers to the same query depending on their search history."
This month: In praise of examination schemes . . .
"What's the point of paying someone to log for the Nth time shackles that are still as good as new when hemps, slings or chain bags . . . are falling apart?"
This month: Moving Projectors, into the Future
"I think projection has a great future in entertainment lighting. As projectors continue to get brighter, smaller, and more affordable, there will be more digital lights on the market from which to choose . . ."
This month: Phil Ward talks to Amnon Harman, CEO of d&b audiotechnik . . .
"We are operating in territories that are completely different from each other and, if you look at the Americas, EMEA and APAC, the cultures are hugely varied. This means a variation in our target markets, and a variation in the development of our company."