Who doesn't want to stand on a stage in front of an international audience? Many small businesses have enough creative ideas, but they often lack the financial means, to present their ideas at an international lighting fair such as Prolight + Sound. Whether it is the stand rental, stand construction or promotional materials- the costs of participating in a trade fair simply bust many start-ups budget.
To once again experience John Lennon together with the Beatles or Elvis’ legendary dance live and in color on the stage, most of us will never be able to experience those things. However, if we take into account the newest developments in projection engineering, many long gone legends could seem very alive and in turn breathe new life into the entire music industry.
Today we are going to leave the topics of elaborate sound and light installations used in stage productions and festivals, and instead concentrate on our own home. Nowadays, thanks to the extraordinary ideas of manufacturers throughout the world, we do not have to go without the sensational use of lighting and sound at home.
Bigger, more spectacular, flashier, the Americans are known for going over the top. That holds true for cars, shopping centers and the yearly Christmas decorations. Entire neighborhoods shine as bright as day long after the sun has set and are lit up with the craziest lighting installations. And because that is not enough, more and more houses are…. Well just see for yourself!
"... Joy spreads in every room, sparkle light with a bright glow, everywhere joy should be found."- so it stands in the popular German Christmas song. Whether the verses are sung in churches on Christmas Eve or in your own four walls, they take on a special interpretation in the small village of Calle. Here "sparkle light with bright glow" is taken quite literally. To be exact, 400,000 lights glow on just one house in Lower Saxony.
The combination of dance and music was compelling, the entire show fascinating and one of the biggest events in a long time. Those were just some of the comments about the current Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.
Besides the acrobats, singers and dancers, it is the also artfulness of the audio and lighting, as well as the acoustic irradiation that makes this show an absolute must see event. Such renowned businesses as Meyer Sound, Martin Professional, DiGiCo and Optocore are the secret stars of the stage. These companies continually impress the visitors at Prolight + Sound with their high end products and their newly introduced developments.
The stage is perfectly lit, the PA system doesn’t have any back coupling and the set decorations keep the audience spellbound. What would a show be without first rate event technicians, scene painters or make-up artists? Probably very quiet and colorless.
Those of you, who like us, attended Prolight + Sound this year, are guaranteed to have fond memories of Halls 9 and 11. On those walls, floors and ceilings everything light and laser effects had to offer was shown off. At Martin Professional, one of the largest exhibiters, the word "highlights" was taken quite literally. The market leader for spotlight systems introduced twelve new products at Prolight + Sound, including the MAC Viper-Series with innovative lamps and depth of focus.
When entire busses become sound facilities, singers like Bob Marley are changed into rolls of audio cable or a disco system is installed in an ice hotel on another continent, then the corresponding pictures are posted on the Prolight + Sound Facebook page, for all to marvel at. The name of the game, the quirkier the better. We will post the the best audio-visual follies as well as the news about Prolight + Sound 2013 on the net. On our Facebook page you can see which highlights and novelties await you next year at the biggest and leading trade fair for event technology. “Like” and “Share” are strongly encouraged.