Turning the tides of music production – A brief history of the turntable

Turning the tides of music production – A brief history of the turntable

Prolight + Sound Middle East takes a look at the history of turntables and vinyl records – technology that changed the world of music forever.

It is believed that in 1857 French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the world’s earliest known sound recording device. Twenty years later Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph, a device that could both record and pla... Read more...

Effect lighting creates a moonlit sky: Lighting Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Effect lighting creates a moonlit sky: Lighting Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

Lighting up mosques: A look at some lighting case studies for mosques to include Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi and Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The lighting of religious buildings is a particular art and a lot of time and research goes into creating the best lighting design to complement what are often magnificent architectural structures. Mosques tend to adopt special symbolic importance to light. B... Read more...

An art. A design. An Emotion. How stage lighting equipment can impact a theatre production

An art. A design. An Emotion. How stage lighting equipment can impact a theatre production

Stage lighting can truly impact the audience experience by helping to evoke different emotions.

Whether for a professional or amateur production, the quality of the stage lighting equipment and how it is used can have a huge impact on a theatre performance. Theatre lighting can have the ability to evoke emotions in an audience, using clever techniques t... Read more...

“Friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”: The role of sound engineer in theatre production

“Friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”: The role of sound engineer in theatre production

Sound engineering for theatre and the performing arts

Similar to how lighting can evoke emotions and create different ambiences as part of a theatre performance, producing quality sound at different volumes and pitches can also impact on the audience experience. Weak sound quality or the wrong pitch can break th... Read more...

4 Functions for Video Projection to Deliver a Powerful Message

4 Functions for Video Projection to Deliver a Powerful Message

Video projection displays are becoming more popular as they reach new heights.

Video projection has become a popular creative tool for the entertainment, event, media and creation industry. Projection mapping is becoming more innovative as technicians increasingly combine 3D Mapping with forward-thinking creativity and advanced audio vi... Read more...

Jaw-dropping lighting installations illuminate Dubai’s iconic hotels

Jaw-dropping lighting installations illuminate Dubai’s iconic hotels

The lighting installations across Dubai’s hotels also double as impressive works of art.

The region’s thriving hospitality sector is providing a leading market for audio visual AV and entertainment equipment. With 1,559 hotels in the GCC alone and an estimated 570 in the pipeline in 2016 across the Middle East region, there is high demand f... Read more...

Four of Dubai’s hotels benefitting from energy efficient lighting solutions

Four of Dubai’s hotels benefitting from energy efficient lighting solutions

According to Siemens, energy represents the single fastest-growing operating cost in the hospitality industry, accounting for between three and six per cent of total running costs. As a result of rising energy prices and increased awareness on the cost and en... Read more...


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