UK - This spring saw Jeff Lynne's ELO return to the stage, performing a series of shows in arenas around the UK, including four nights at London's The O2. Fittingly - for the band has drawn musicians from Gary ... More >>
UK - Following its successful launch in the US, Marq Lighting, a new player in the entertainment lighting sector, has announced the European launch of its diverse range of innovative, professional lighting products. ... More >>
Denmark - Fermaten is a busy community-based live music and performance venue in Herning, central Denmark, which has a lively entertainment programme encompassing around 140 shows a year and a capacity of 700 - ... More >>
UK - Gaming event lighting specialist Steve Thurkettle selected Titan - the lighting and media control interface from UK manufacturer Avolites - to drive his complex audio-visual design for the 58th Insomnia Gaming ... More >>
UK - Dan Quayle and Russell Payne of SLX (the recently re-branded Hire & Live Events Department of Stage Electrics) recently contacted Ambersphere Solutions' Matt Cowles of technical sales about the Ayrton ... More >>
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This month: Collateral Damage
". . . All the leading manufacturers devote much attention to preparing their output for bad days at the office, and it's amazing just how many tests are carried out and how many eventualities are foreseen."
This month: Bring back the filament lamp!
"The old power supplies were known as 'linear' power supplies: as the voltage of the mains rises and falls, so the current consumption rises and falls in sync. Modern electronic supplies don't do that . . "
This month: Sue Collier
"My love of music started very young. My Gran was a piano teacher and I was well into the viola and recorder!""
This month: Who needs project managers anyway?
"We didn't share the same concept of project management as they did. When we suggested that they might need to have someone directing the project, they looked at us with incredulity, it was as if we suggested that we needed ice-cream delivered every day."
This month: Code is Right on Time
"SMPTE timecode is fundamentally an analogue signal, so later on in 1986, Evan Brooks of Digidesign and Chris Meyer of Sequential Circuits developed a way of transmitting SMPTE timecode digitally . . ."
This month: Phil Ward talks to AV consultant Emma Bigg
"In the last five years venues as a whole have had to generate income and footfall in new ways. They can't just be one thing, but have to offer multiple attractions. There's a lot of business in private events . . ."