"This month we bring you our bumper report from Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound. Once again, the show acted as a vital European launch-pad for the latest product releases and developments. Although some reported a ‘quieter feel’ to the show, for team LSi Prolight+Sound was as busy as ever - the results of which you can read from page 56 onwards . . .
Our On Tour feature this month takes a look at the production behind Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald’s latest tour, as she returns to the circuit following a four-year hiatus. Steve Moles reports from York Barbican where he finds the singer in fine voice and a lighting designer flipping between two careers.
We also have three broadcast-focussed reports for you this month as Mike Clark checks out the technology at work on Italian TV’s prime-time variety show, Cavalli di Battaglia; Steve Moles discovers how Liz Berry and Hologramica blurred reality and illusion for the televised Swiss Eurovision heats; and we report from the BBC’s latest Worldwide Showcase spectacular.
Also inside, we have part two of Jerry Gilbert’s brilliant History of Festival Sound as our popular Tech Trail series continues; Mike Wood examines the new VL6000 Beam from Philips Vari-Lite; and Chris Henry reports from the latest Vectorworks Spotlight training event in London. Meanwhile, Andy Ciddor reports on Melbourne’s White Night which brought the Australian city to life earlier this year; Kate Lyon profiles Impact Products and I find out more about the Area Four Industries ‘think tank’.
May looks set to be another busy month for the team here, especially with the ever-popular PLASA Focus Leeds and Showlight events taking place. But more on that next month . . ."