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This week's most read article was our interview with the FOH engineer sitting behind the desk on Gorillaz's recent tour. If you haven't read it yet, check it out here

Also popular was our interview with the Studiomaster team about the manufacturer's plans for this year following a very successful 2017. 

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1. 'It’s a complicated show': FOH engineer Matt Butcher on Gorillaz’s most ambitious tour yet

In the second half of 2017, Damon Albarn’s animated ‘virtual’ collective Gorillaz took to the road in support of their fifth album Humanz, with rental house Entec supplying a d&b audiotechnik system to provide sound reinforcement. PSNEurope hears from FOH engineer Matt Butcher and monitors engineer Dave Guerin to find out how it fared on the group’s most ambitious tour yet…

2. The Master plan: Studiomaster on its plans for 2018

British pro audio manufacturer Studiomaster had somewhat of a stonking year in 2017, finishing the year 55% up on 2016. Laura Barnes caught up with general manager Patrick Almond about how the company aims to continue its success throughout 2018…

3. In for the Kill: Behind the FOH desk on The Killers’ world tour


US indie rockers The Killers recently opted for Capital Sound’s Martin Audio MLA PA on their current world tour, with the UK leg concluding in two nights at London’s O2 Arena. PSNEurope hears from FOH engineer Kenny Kaiser to find out how it performed…

4. ‘A producer’s dream’: Joe Chiccarelli on working with Morrissey on Low In High School

Renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli recently returned to the studio to produce a second consecutive album with Morrissey in the form of Low In High School. He tells Daniel Gumble what it was like to work with the enigmatic star and why he is a “producer’s dream"…

5. L-Acoustics assembles strategic UK team to target ‘seismic’ market

The purpose-built team will receive additional support from the firm’s Marcoussis HQ. 

6. Studio solutions team Frozen Fish Design talk Abbey Road, Twickenham Studios and the Teletubbies

Phil Ward paid a visit to Frozen Fish Design, a Surrey-based studio solutions team that knows how to cut corners...

7. 'We’ve stuck with audio, and that’s what we love': Graham Boswell talks 30 years of Prism Sound

Phil Ward talks to co-founder of Prism Sound Graham Boswell as the company passes the 30-year mark...

8. UK’s first live music census reveals growing pressure on grassroots venues

Rising business rates and noise restrictions named as problems facing small venues in UK’s first live music census. 

9. ISE 2018 records busiest year with 10% increase on visitor numbers

Floor space confirmed for ISE 2019 currently stands at 103% of the total booked for ISE 2018. 

10. Les Paul and the invention of multitrack recording

Looking back on the genius of Les Paul, as featured in this month's Genius!4 magazine.