UK - PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2017 show season unveiling exciting new product launches and UK debuts including: EM Acoustics' ESP-8 and IC range, Allen & Heath's new dLive C1500 on SSE's stand, RCF's ... More >>
UK - When the profits from a 1400-capacity, multi-room venue are used to provide opportunities for young people, it needs to maximise revenue by attracting the highest possible calibre of performers and clients. This ... More >>
UK - Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight is currently being revived for a UK tour. The Victorian thriller opened last week at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre and is now visiting venues across the UK. White Light was ... More >>
USA - At the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Shure has announced GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless products and accessories. The latest addition to the GLX-D Digital Wireless line, the new GLX-D Advanced Digital ... More >>
USA - At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several new products. Sennheiser and Neumann launches at NAMM 2017 will see Sennheiser ... More >>
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This month: The Wild Brew Yonder
"Stick it in Oklahoma during tornado season and I imagine it would generate some pretty syncopated jazz. That's if you ever found it again. In outer space, where there is no atmosphere, it would play the hits of Boney M."
This month: Ticking the wrong boxes . . .
". . . a certificate I checked recently had the earthing electrode as the connection to a truck's chassis which rather perplexed me, especially as it had rubber tyres and precious little electrical contact with earth."
This month: Robey Hopkins
"Iron Maiden in 1980 at the much-missed Birmingham Odeon was a bit of a life changer for me . . . age 13, I thought, 'I want to be involved in that!'."
This month: This really happened. What would you have done?
"This place holds 5,000 people and you say it's going to be fine when it's full. But what if it's half-full? Does it matter if 2,500 people die? What if only 500 people are inside, does it matter if they die?"
This month: Media Server Codecs
"Rather than send information about each pixel, information is sent only for those pixels that have changed and the rest of the frame is derived from special 'key frames' that are sent periodically and used for reference."
This month: Phil Ward talks to veteran sound engineer Brian Hillson
"It's about what the client wants, not what the supplier has. You win confidence by listening to their real needs and, if that genuinely is a Parker pen rather than a biro, that's what you should provide. By the same token, if it's the other way round there's no point in pushing the more expensive option."