Latest Issue - December 2016
In this issue we profile a classic name in pro audio, Cadac, have a full production report on Bring Me The Horizon's recent tour, a round-up of news from the busy LDI show in Las Vegas, and profiles of 90-year old sound company RG Jones and the somewhat younger architectural lighting manufacturer, Anolis.
We also have reports from Philips Entertainment's recent partner conference, a look at a new live sound system for an iconic US live music venue and a trip to an Enchanted Forest. On the tech front we look at a new audio tool, Wavetools; Richard Cadena looks at TMB's Proplex IQ range of Ethernet-DMX nodes and, in Video Matters, the enduring value of MIDI show control.
We also have Emmy Award-winning lighting designer Peter Morse as our back-page In Profile interviewee this month, and we say thank you to Ian Dow for 10 years of contributions to LSi, as he signs off for the last time in Recollected Works. We hope you enjoy the issue . . .
LSi is ABC Audited.
The forest around Pitlochry was the setting for a magical light and sound experience in October. Kate Lyon reports . . .
Architectural lighting specialist Anolis opens its new Experience Centre. Claire Beeson takes a tour . . .
Steve Moles reports on Bring Me The Horizon's latest touring production and finds a unique crossover between audio and visuals . . .
The iconic Memphis music venue gets an impressive new sound system. LSi reports . . .
David Barbour, Richard Cadena and Sharon Stancavage report from Las Vegas . . .
Philips Entertainment Lighting hosted its second annual partner conference in Berlin. Lee Baldock joined the party . . .
There are digital and human changes afoot at Cadac, discovers Phil Ward . . .
Troxy hosts its biggest production yet as Robbie Williams collects his BRIT Icon Award. Claire Beeson reports . . .
A small team of audio professionals from Finland has developed a tool to make monitoring of audio inputs a breeze. LSi reports . . .
Part of the original pro audio vanguard, RG Jones celebrates 90 years of business in style . . .
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 . . ."
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: 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: Chris Mould
"Best advice . . . to have good personal skills as this can play a massive part in whether you get regular employment as a freelancer."
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: 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."
Inside our Next Issue . . .
On Tour: Biffy Clyro • Show Preview: ISE, Amsterdam • Tech: Hands-on Audio? • Profile: Stage Sound Services • Live Sound: The Cure • Theatre: Paging & Relay Systems