Nearly three months after the attacks on the Bataclan, the Eagles of Death Metal are preparing to return to Paris after terrorists targeted their gig in November. In this month’s issue of PSNEurope, tour manager Steev Toth speaks to Phil Ward for the first time about his ordeal, and the wider repercussions for the live entertainment industry. It is an honour to be able to run his story in this month’s magazine, even if the content is at times difficult to read.
It was also a difficult month for the wider entertainment industry as we mourned the loss of Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey and of course the legendary David Bowie. Frequent PSNEurope correspondent David Davies looks back on Bowie’s career on pg. 26.
Lest we come across as all doom and gloom, be assured that there is also plenty of good news to report: The NAMM Show saw Shure launch its “groundbreaking” KSM8 Dualdyne cardiod dynamic vocal microphone, said to be the biggest development in mic technology in 50 years.
Off the back of their 30th anniversary celebration in December, AED Group CEO Glenn Roggeman spoke to Marc Maes about how he created one of the most significant pro-audio companies in Europe.
PSNEurope has reason to celebrate as well, as we can now announce the return of PSNPresents on 10 March. Confirmed guests include recording engineer Phill Brown and Tileyard Studios’ Nick Keynes, with more to follow shortly.
Of course, there’s also another trade show to look forward to, and we’ve listed as many of the eagerly-anticipated product launches we could in our ISE Preview. See you very soon in Hall 7…
Finally, Kevin Hilton examines how IP technologies have the potential to turn mixing consoles into full-fledged broadcast production hubs, while Phil Ward investigates the manufacturing response to iOS and tablet usage in live production.
Read the magazine, or download it as a PDF, using the links below.