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Latest Issue - December 2016


Light & Sound International - November 2016Lee Baldock 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 . . .

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ReadLight Fantastic: Enchanted Forest

The forest around Pitlochry was the setting for a magical light and sound experience in October. Kate Lyon reports . . .

ReadThe Anolis Experience

Architectural lighting specialist Anolis opens its new Experience Centre. Claire Beeson takes a tour . . .

ReadOn Tour: Bring Me The Horizon

Steve Moles reports on Bring Me The Horizon's latest touring production and finds a unique crossover between audio and visuals . . .

ReadFresh Sound for New Daisy Theatre

The iconic Memphis music venue gets an impressive new sound system. LSi reports . . .

ReadShow Review: LDI, Las Vegas

David Barbour, Richard Cadena and Sharon Stancavage report from Las Vegas . . .

ReadStages of Success

Philips Entertainment Lighting hosted its second annual partner conference in Berlin. Lee Baldock joined the party . . .

ReadProfile: Cadac

There are digital and human changes afoot at Cadac, discovers Phil Ward . . .

ReadTroxy's Heavy Entertainment Show

Troxy hosts its biggest production yet as Robbie Williams collects his BRIT Icon Award. Claire Beeson reports . . .

ReadTech Focus: Wavetool

A small team of audio professionals from Finland has developed a tool to make monitoring of audio inputs a breeze. LSi reports . . .

ReadRG Jones: 90 years in business

Part of the original pro audio vanguard, RG Jones celebrates 90 years of business in style . . .




QandAThis 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 . . ."

ReadVideo Matters

Richard CadenaThis 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 . . ."

ReadCrew Cuts

Crew CutsThis 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."

ReadEarly Stagers

Early StagersThis 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."

ReadAudio File

Phil WardThis 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 . . ."

ReadRecollected Works

Recollected WorksThis 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."

ReadRigging Call

Rigging CallThis 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


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