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This month we bring you not one, but two On Tour features as Steve Moles reports from Leeds First Direct Arena on Bryan Adams’ latest production, and Sharon Stancavage catches up with the latest leg of Lorde’s Melodrama tour as it visits North America.

We also have a number of conference and event reports for your enjoyment this month. First off, David Barbour rounds up the themes discussed at the quadrennial ITEAC. Next, James Simpson recounts the events of Scandlight, which brought the international lighting community together in Malmö, Sweden. Finally, we make the trek to London’s Alexandra Palace to present a round-up of highlights from the 40th edition of the ABTT Theatre Show.

Brexit, B2B vs B2C and five-year-plans are hot topics of discussion as Phil Ward conducts a rare interview with Audio-Technica Europe’s CEO Robert Morgan-Males, whilst this month’s In Profile subject Sergey Becker details the career trajectory that has taken him from Russia to the UK via some of the industry’s top pro audio brands. As ever, there’s a whole host of other content inside – including Mike Wood’s in-depth technical review of Claypaky’s Axcor Beam 300 profile. Enjoy!

Claire Beeson

On Tour : Bryan Adams

Steve Moles meets the crew behind Bryan Adams’ cinematic live show as the Canadian musician brings an engrossing video wall to the Leeds First Direct Arena . . .

Technica Support

Global microphone giant Audio-Technica is actually your neighbourhood friend, discovers Phil Ward . . .

On Tour : Lorde

Lorde’s Melodrama breaks new ground with a captivating stage prop and the first use of L-Acoustics’ immersive sound system in North America. Sharon Stancavage reports . . .


The Scroller, part 2

LSi talks to rising star Bethany Gupwell

World Cup willing, Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Cara McDaniel

Dealing with the HAP codec, by Richard Cadena

The numbers game

DMX on the wire

Phil Ward talks to Sergey Becker . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Virtual design

TF : Claypaky Axcor Beam 300

Mike Wood examines Claypaky’s Axcor Beam 300 LED moving head, an alternative to the company’s award-winning Sharpy . . .

Update : EU lighting regulation

Rob Halliday provides an update on the EU’s proposed lighting regulation as it enters a new stage . . .

ABTT Theatre Show

Claire Beeson and Teodora Lyubomirova report from London’s Ally Pally . . .

EM Acoustics enters the arena

Teodora Lyubomirova reports from London’s LH2 Studios as EM Acoustics unveils its first ever tour-grade line array to UK customers . . .

ITEAC: New theatres, new directions

David Barbour reports from ITEAC, the three-day conference held at Savoy Place, London . . .

Making VideoDust fly

Kate Lyon meets creative duo ThunderingJacks, who push the boundaries of real-time video effects in entertainment through its VideoDust software . . .

Scandlight: The Art of Light

James Simpson reports on the fifth edition of the Scandinavian lighting design conference as it unites creative professionals in Malmö . . .

The Adam Hall experience

Claire Beeson reports from Adam Hall’s state-of-the-art new Experience Center and Logistics Park near Frankfurt . . .

NEXT ISSUE: Venue: The Mix • Preview: PLASA Show 2018 • Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution • Company Profiles: 2 B Heard and Sixty82 • Technical Focus: Shure’s Axient Digital • Plus touring, festivals and much more!


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