UK - Kinesys automation is central to show designer Jvan Morandi's visual concept for the current Placebo Retrospective tour, which features some of the musical highlights and moments from 20 years on the indie rock ... More >>
Mozambique - "Jazz music is the power of now," Wynton Marsalis once observed. If that is the case, then Maputo is flourishing in the moment. A bustling city of gleaming new high-rises, Mediterranean-style villas and ... More >>
USA - Based on its recent analysis of the professional and commercial microphone market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Shure Incorporated with the 2016 North America Company of the Year Award. "Shure has launched ... More >>
Germany - Founded and headed by Rolf Feldmann, APG distributor aha-audio is shaking the professional audio landscape in Germany. A few months only after its creation, aha-audio has already been trusted by stagers for ... More >>
World - Experienced lighting designer Phil Ealy (of West Coast Visuals) first encountered Guns N' Roses as a local band back in the '80s before catching the last part of Appetite for Destruction and then ... More >>
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This month: Bar and Negril
"Open-air sound systems have been hefted, tipped and bolted together on street corners in Jamaican towns and villages since well before Bob Marley grew his Rastafarian locks . . ."
This month: Stephen Walker
"It all happened by accident really . . . I was offered a job selling merchandise for a band and it took off from there."
This month: The Last Bits and Pieces
"I proudly opened the large box labelled 'Wimbledon Tool Kit' to find just a hammer, a hacksaw and a hacksaw blade which didn't fit the hacksaw. The first three customers wanted the hammer."
This month: Ground rigging competences
". . . 'rigging' is frequently perceived to be only the work carried out at height. Very often it is left to the lighting crew to assemble, sling and lift trusses or lighting systems; likewise loudspeaker arrays and video or LED screens."
This month: MIDI Controls the Show
"When the video clip ended, the DVD menu would pop up on the screen, so she would have to use the remote to blank out the screen with the projector shutter. It was not pretty. I really felt bad for her, so I put together a plan . . ."
This month: Sarah Rushton-Read talks to lighting designer Peter Morse
"I've been in arenas and seen the most amazing looking lighting rigs in their static appearance, only to be disappointed by their actual output . . ."