The summer months are always really significant for me because there’s an incredible music festival taking place somewhere in the UK almost every single weekend. Any audio professional will tell you that one of the key elements of a successful festival is good sound and there’s obviously no shortage of pro audio companies to assist with that fact.
So with the festival season in full swing, the July/August issue is dedicated to live audio. For starters, our cover feature is a special report on this year’s All Points East and APE Presents, the inaugural, multi-weekend event that took place in London’s Victoria Park, which has of course played host to the likes of Lovebox and Field Day for many years. The new event saw performances by (our cover star) St. Vincent, Björk, LCD Soundsystem, Patti Smith, Nick Cave and more. The sound reinforcement was supplied by premier rental firm Capital Sound. In this report, the company’s senior project manager Martin Connolly tells Stephen Bennett how its Martin Audio MLA system was once again put to the test in a challenging outdoor venue.
After that we explore the world of portable PA systems and elsewhere in the issue, veteran FOH engineer John Delf gives his honest and educated opinion about his favourite mixing desks for digital summing and later on, we feature some of the top live instrument microphones from a range of different manufacturers in our July/August product focus.
There’s also all the other usual reviews, comment pieces and features we hope you’ve come to love about AMI.
Read the July/August issue here.