Italy - Wireless Solution Sweden has appointed Music & Lights as the exclusive distributor of W-DMX for the Italian market. Wireless Solution has worked with Music & Lights for years, as OEM W-DMX systems are already ... More >>
World - LD Aldo Visentin decided to include the Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE in his lighting design, and they certainly "contribute to the consensus and successes," that Andrea Bocelli's new concerts are achieving in the ... More >>
Slovakia - Bratislava-based rental company Q-99, has expanded its already extensive stock of Robe moving lights with the purchase of 24 of the new BMFL Spot multi-functional moving lights. The company is headed by ... More >>
The Netherlands - The ADJ Group of Companies has announced that a new management team will be running its European operation with immediate effect. The new team will be responsible together for the continued growth of ... More >>
Australia - TDC - Technical Direction Company - has announced a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which will see TDC provide expertise, guidance and support to the next ... More >>
"The mother grid and spreaders started to go in on Boxing Day with 56 rigger shifts across five days and three nights. It's been known for some years as the Circus that stole Christmas!"
PRG's Chris Walker discusses Kooza at the RAH (Kooza)
PLASA Awards for Innovation 2014 - Brad Schiller presents the VL4000 Spot from Philips Vari-Lite
20 Years Ago . . . LSi March 1995
"'Total Fabrication Flies the Nest' said our lead news page, revealing that Chris Cronin and Peter Johns had purchased the UK and US divisions of Total Fabrication from Light & Sound Design (LSD). Cronin, who had been managing the company for some years, was to be joined by Johns from LSD, while another former LSD employee, Ian Coles, would run the US operation from LSD's Los Angeles office."
10 Years Ago . . . LSi March 2005
"The LED patent dispute rumbled on this month with the news that Super Vision International, the Florida-based manufacturer of LED lighting systems, had filed a motion for summary judgement against Color Kinetics. The motion included nine affidavits from, among others, Jerry Laidman, a lighting engineer who had created colour-changing LED effects in the late 1970s, and High End Systems co-founder Richard Belliveau, who had recently sold his patent for a variable colour lighting system to Super Vision."
This month:The Return of the Mack
"Whether or not Gunness' coaxial designs can ultimately be distilled into large-scale touring rigs - and there's no shortage of confidence within PreSonus that they can be - the assault on live sound can now begin in earnest . . ."
This month: Strand MMS
"The more you read, the more you investigate, the more you ask around, the more you realise what a remarkable group of people worked in Rank Strand's control team from the late 1960s onwards. Some of their achievements we've covered here already: the National's Lightboard, the Galaxy."
This month: Karl Taylor - LX systems tech / programmer
"My first memory of anything lighting was at a very young age watching my Dad operate the lighting for the Sennelager Players at the Army theatre in Paderborn, Germany - just down the road from MA Lighting HQ. Apparently he used a Strand Tempus desk, Pat 23s and 37s."
This month: Who switched the lights off?
"At 10,000 feet the pilot had to climb again and, as we needed the side door open, ordered everyone to put on their oxygen masks. The lady from Radio 5 Live didn't have one, so we had two choices . . ."
This month: JustPark
"There's the Top Gear view of the world: the high performance car, the throbbing engine, the open road stretching off to the distant horizon . . ."
This month: Standards? What's standards?
"To me, at the very least, standards encourage you to think; to consider products and ways of doing things that you wouldn't otherwise have done."
This month: 3D Motion Graphics
"In a relatively short time, 3D software has gone from Mike the Talking Head to almost anything you can imagine. It's become the one of the most powerful palettes for painting on the most imaginative canvasses."
This month: Phil Ward talks to Andy Simmons, director of sales at Orbital Sound
". . . what you have to do nowadays is produce results - make money - and this comes from a combination of sales and good service. A lot of people seemingly don't realise this."