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Happy new year! Our first cover story of 2022 concerns Aurora Orchestra’s recent appearance at East London venue, Printworks. Inside Beethoven, took classical music to an industrial setting and fully immersed the audience in the composer’s symphonies, thanks to the very latest in sound reinforcement technology and spatial audio. Punters were free to roam amongst the orchestra who performed on platforms dotted around the site. An impressive feat, and one Phil Ward reports on in detail.

Also inside, Kate Lyon reports on the latest touring incarnation of Richard O’Brien’s cult rock and roll musical, the Rocky Horror Show and discovers how the crew and creatives keep things fresh year after year. Meanwhile, Rob Halliday examines the growing trend of illuminated trails and asks how they might have legs beyond the winter months. Plus, we meet the team behind crew networking platform Entourage Pro, and document the spectacular light show that helped London welcome in 2022.

On the tech front, Phil Ward takes a look at the latest developments in the world of column arrays and Simon Allen road-tests DiGiCo’s new Quantum225 console. Plus, all your regular favourites and more! Enjoy!

Claire Beeson

Acoustic fingerprints

Phil Ward reports from Printworks London as Aurora Orchestra presents Inside Beethoven, an acoustically-immersive experience signalling the future of sound reinforcement . . .

Rocky Horror Show

Kate Lyon reports on the latest production of Richard O’Brien’s enduringly popular cult musical as it approaches its golden jubilee . . .

Lighting up the dark

Rob Halliday discovers how the trend for illuminated trails has grown in recent years, with scope beyond the winter months . . .


LSi talks to rising star Will Harris

Ears have walls,  Phil Ward speaks volumes . . .

The Shend interrogates Richard Larkum

Employment types, demystified

LSi meets Dan Scantlebury, Entec Live’s new head of sound . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Nanotechnology

TF : DiGiCo’s Quantum225

Simon Allen reviews DiGiCo’s new compact ‘powerhouse’ console and learns how it stacks up against the competition . . .

The future face of crewing

LSi meets the team behind the live events crewing and networking platform Entourage Pro as it bids to alleviate the sector’s skills shortage . . .

Column inches

The new generation of column arrays could advance the cause of immersive sound, writes Phil Ward . . .

Rulantica’s Svalgurok awakens

LSi discovers how a giant serpent-like attraction at Germany’s biggest water park came to life thanks to the clever use of lighting . . .

Welcoming 2022 in style

London’s impressive New Year’s Eve spectacular once again wowed at-home audiences. LSi finds out more . . .

Technology Focus

Richard Cadena gets to grips with the ETC Augment3d programming environment . . .

NEXT ISSUE*:  Touring: Gary Barlow’s UK tour • Festival: Soundstorm, Saudi Arabia • Audio Installation: Rady Shell, San Diego • Event: Virtual Verdi, Milan • Tech: DTS Alchemy 7 reviewed • Plus all of your regular favourites . . .
*Subject to change


Claire Beeson

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