The DJ has everything set up, the guests are ready to party, there are plenty of drinks and snacks - the only thing missing is the perfect lighting. That’s where a couple of bright sparks from Brooklyn come in. They invented the L3D Cube, a 3D LED matrix that responds to music and background noise via its built-in microphone and transforms sound into a one of a kind light display. Right now, the project is still in the formative stage on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, but it has already proved tremendously popular.
The fall of the Berlin Wall, which until then had divided Germany into East and West, on November 9th 1989, was one of the defining moments of recent history. There was no question then that the 25th anniversary was to be marked with a fitting celebration. One of the highlights of the day was the release of the ‘border of light’, 8,000 illuminated balloons marking the wall’s course across nine miles of central Berlin. And of course the Brandenburg Gate was a key part of the festivities, with visitors from the world over captivated by a fantastic light show.
For several years, in the lighting design, lighting direction and programming industry, Michael Kühbandner and Roland Greil have felt right at home. They have been a part of turning various projects into reality, from the Eurovision Song Contest to the Echo and including accompanying the band "Die Ärzte" on tour. In 2013 they created the joint venture, einstein & sons. At the PLS 2014 they will be at Avolite's stand in Hall 11.0 and show their own demos for the interactivity of the Ai Server from Avolitesmedia. They tell us in an interview, what makes their job so special.
They have illuminated the most famous facades in the world, from the Sydney Opera House to Rice University in Houston. The Bremen artist group URBANSCREEN shows how fascinating light can be. Starting in April, they will open one of the worldwide biggest and most upscale inside projections, almost 20000 square meters of lit area, in the Gasometer in Oberhausen. "320° Licht" is a superlative project.
We only believe what we hear. But how real is it really? Modern 3D sound technology can trick your brain and pulls us into events as if we were really in the middle of them. These illusions are possible using the so called binaural recording or homophonic audio, where audio signals are recorded with two microphones. The perfect deception for your brain. Close your eyes and open your ears! And don't forget your earphones. Only then can you experience the truly impressive effect. Have fun with today's find!
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.