USA - Audio-Technica has announces the formation of a new subsidiary company, named Alteros, which the company says will allow for a dedicated focus on a wide range of technically advanced solutions that directly ... More >>
UK - CUK Audio has announced an exclusive partnership with PVS nv of Belgium for the distribution of their three brands, AUDAC, Caymon and Procab, throughout the UK, effective 1 October. AUDAC offers an extensive ... More >>
UK - PLASA 2016 has been chalked up as a resounding success by Ambersphere Solutions. The combination of the demo areas that showcased new products from Clay Paky and Ayrton Lighting and the enthusiastic hospitality ... More >>
UK - PLASA London 2016 proved to be the best UK show yet for Current RMS. The new venue, Olympia, in central London made the event much more accessible, helping play a part in such a busy stand for Current RMS. The ... More >>
Germany - One of Germany's most influential artists of recent years is pop rapper Cro, who is just wrapping up an MTV Unplugged Open Air tour that played dates across the country this summer. Lighting design was by ... 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 . . ."