Name: Mike Jones

Company: MJ Eventgear

Which product/s caught your eye at Prolight+Sound 2018?

On the lighting side of things, I am keen on the new Tarrantula as well as the Mega Pointe from Robe, as well as what MA Lighting has to offer with the pre-launch of the GrandMA3.

The LED hall was very impressive; especially the LED floors and the large-format LED screen in the outside demonstration space. I am equally impressed with the new tracking software on offer from BlackTrax.

On the audio side, it was great to see the new big-scale line array PA system that d&b highlighted on their stand as well as the new sounds desks on offer from DiGiCo. In addition, there were some great new trussing ideas on show, and the drone demonstration was great.

Do you feel that these products are well suited to the local market?

I do believe there is space for new technology in South Africa – however, it concerns me that many of the products on offer are just too expensive for South Africa’s economic market.

What was the overall highlight of Prolight+Sound 2018

I really enjoy catching up with old friends from the industry, networking and having some fun.

The PRG stand was also very cool but seeing Ofer Lapid from Gearhouse South Africa in the foyer and having a chat with him, really made my day.