Live Design has named its top products of the past year again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2016-2017 Products Of The Year.
Are the simplest solutions really always the best? Well, if the folks at Upload Studio have anything to do with it, then the answer is a resounding yes for lighting designers, programmers, and board-ops everywhere, thanks to the MAde In The Shade console cover made specifically to fit GrandMA2™ consoles. They even get style points for the name. “I think anyone who has stood in front of a desk during the day will agree we needed something that actually works,” says a judge. Another adds, “It’s a lot better than tenting the dust cover over your head—simple, but smart,” with yet one joking that it’s “a lot better than the two-dollar umbrella I’ve used since 2001!”
Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the tenth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards during a ceremony, sponsored by GLP and Meyer Sound, on June 12 in New York.