Ben Stowe – Sound and Lighting Guru

The World is Not Flat!

by Ben Stowe, CTS The world is not flat, and mic cable is not the same as DMX cable. Both might seem to be profound revelations, but upon review of the facts it seems patently silly that we would regard…

How Many Pars is Your LED?

by Ben Stowe, CTS If only I had a nickel for every person that asked me what par a LED fixture was. I understand it’s virtually the only way they know to attempt to quantify the output of a fixture…

Don't be “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”

by Ben Stowe, CTS My last post on deciding when to purchase equipment was so much fun, I figured why not follow it with another diatribe on how much gear to purchase. I’m probably best known for my understanding of…

The Buying Waiting Game

by Ben Stowe, CTS With the bevy of new products unveiled at NAMM in January, once again I get the same questions via e-mail, Facebook and chat boards. “Should I buy the…now or wait for the price to come down?” …

How Colors Affect Emotion

by Ben Stowe, CTS I think everyone who watches TV has by now seen the insurance commercial where R. Lee Ermey is featured in his typecast role of a drill sergeant, although this time also as a therapist. His patient…

Saying “Goodbye” to a Technology Legend

by Ben Stowe, CTS On November 11th, Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild left us at 83 years young. Who is Gertrude and what does she mean to our industry or to us as individuals? A Professor of Science and Engineering She…

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