Just because it's a new year doesn't mean the partying is over! Revel in the first issue of 2017 with a wild and wide-ranging interview with Louise Willcox, who is in charge of sound on Springwatch, but has also worked on a range of shows at the BBC. Find out what it's like to move kit when a bird fledges or dies, the intricate set up for the wildlife program and Willcox's favourite gear.
Then go full throttle with Megahertz CTO Steve Burgess who looks at the challenges for OB truck builders/integrators and the busy sector. He also talks about the time the company supplied a 'chase' car for camel racing, which carried both the commentator and camera operator.
Another juicy story is an interview with Jon Lemon – the sound engineer who has toured with the likes of Beck, Sia, Depeche Mode and Seal – who talks about the rare eye condition that landed him in the industry of sex, drugs and rock and roll, his love of DiGiCo and how he prepares for a gig.
A visit to Neutrik UK on the Isle of Wight uncovered the status and statistics of the booming connector maker, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and is making around 220,000 pieces per week.
Meanwhile, the increasing crossover between pro-audio and MI technologies is one of the defining manufacturer trends of the last few years. The feature article looks at the reasons and implications for the R&D crossover.
Happy New Year!