Germany - Martin Audio's German rental company partners, Complete Audio Berlin, recently fielded their MLA system for The Prodigy - a band renowned for their chest-thumping bass. Mixing at front-of-house was their ... More >>
Denmark - The eye-catching Black Diamond cultural centre in Copenhagen is a modern waterfront extension to the old Royal Danish Library building. Earning its quasi-official nickname from its polished black granite ... More >>
Mexico - Ensconced amidst the glistening glass, steel and concrete modernity of Santa Fe, a bustling commercial and business hotspot in the west of Mexico City, in their new office and warehousing facility at the Expo ... More >>
Germany - d&b audiotechnik previewed two new products and a significant software update at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt. The update to the ArrayCalc simulation software includes a new feature called ArrayProcessing, to ... More >>
Germany - Winners of the Lightconverse and High End Systems Lighting Challenge were announced at ProLight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt. Using High End Hog4 control products with Lightconverse v56 for visualization, the ... More >>
"That's the beauty of Avolites, I've never used this desk before, but within 10 minutes I was up and running - just treat content as a gobo and the screen as a lamp and it's easy."
LD Ian 'Scampi' Bintliff discusses his lighting and video control (Thunder)
PLASA Awards for Innovation 2014 - Philip Norfolk of Ambersphere Solutions presents the Clay Paky Mythos
20 Years Ago . . . LSi April 1995
"In the news, ETC was to end its arrangement with Arri (GB) Ltd under which Arri had successfully marketed ETC's lighting control products in Europe and most Asia. The arrangement would be replaced with a new international distribution structure . . ."
10 Years Ago . . . LSi April 2005
"Phil Ward discussed the subject of noise at work regulations and how they affected the live sound reinforcement at rock concerts . . . Steve Moles reported on the touring production for Natasha Bedingfield, which saw Dave Gibbon in the lighting designer's seat, and Anthony King at the FOH mixing position . . ."
This month: All That Jazz . . .
"At the Milano there's a carefully orchestrated speakeasy vibe, or perhaps the evocation of a decade or so later, after Prohibition but before Elvis - either way, it's the spirit of a time well before rock made electro-acoustics not only necessary and visible but also cool . . ."
This month: The Lil'DMXter
"It can be hard to recall now, nearly 30 years on, the fear with which many regarded DMX - the miracle of 512 dimmers down a single cable that had what looked suspiciously like audio connectors on the ends . . ."
This month: Lamp & Pencil's Robin Barton
"As a child I quickly worked out that I was not suited to the limelight! I still wanted to be involved and had made friends so I found my way backstage and realised how much fun it is. From there I was lucky enough to make it a career."
This month: Uber
". . . Uber, has a bigger ambition: reinventing the taxi cab not just for the internet age but for the global age, when many people genuinely do find themselves in London one day, New York the next, Hong Kong the next and just want transport without worrying about local rules, phone numbers, language or currency."
This month: Have Regulations Worked?
"The dangers of using trusses as fall arrest anchor points is starting to be more fully understood. It may look 'safe' but could easily give a false sense of security, unless the employer has done the engineering . . . "
This month: Spreading the Canvas
""Projection isn't the only video-based medium that's escaping the tyranny of the flat rectangular prison. Video pixels have been busting out of their rigid boundaries and scattering into crowds of pixel-wearing people since at least 2010."
This month: Lee Baldock talks to visual designer Tupac Martir . . .
"By this time I'd met a lot of bands and became more and more involved with the lighting guys, watching them, talking to them, learning from them."