The July 2015 issue of PSNEurope is now available to read online.
The fourth issue of the new-look magazine opens with welcome news from UK Music's Wish You Were Here 2015 report, which found that live music in Britain is still going from strength to strength, with total attendance up 23 per cent to a record 21m in 2014.
It must be festival season, as elsewhere in the world of live sound PSNEurope reports from the 15th Primavera Sound, which saw Catalan audio provider Twin Cam Audio go it alone for the first time with an all-L-Acoustics set-up, and Jazz sous les pommiers 2015 – literally "Jazz Under the Apple Trees" – the 34th instalment of the nine-day, nine-venue festival in Normandy, supplied by Caen-based Atech.
Back indoors, Angela Buenger covered our traditional jaunt to the Eurovision Song Contest – this year held at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, where audio signals were routed via a cutting-edge RAVENNA-based audio-over-IP infrasturcture – while, on p26, Kevin Hilton concludes his coverage of BBC R&D's recent Sound: Now and Next event, which had a special emphasis on spatial and immersive sound.
On the features front, we look at (in the wake of that Music Group/TC Group deal) the recent trend towards consolidation in pro audio – and ask what it means for you – and greet the smaller-than-ever digital console class of '15, and also find time to chat to pro/consumer crossover kings Flare Audio, riding after raising £177,000 on Kickstarter, to find out the secret to their success.
Read the magazine, or download it as a PDF, at the links below.