John Huntington’s Control Systems for Live Entertainment, 3rd Edition book offers an in-depth examination of control for lighting, lasers, sound, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics for concerts, theme parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, special and other events. This is an excellent reference concerning what’s going on in audio control as well as what lighting techs, studio heads, etc. This book demystifies control systems for entertainment.
If you are interested in how control systems and computer networks are used in all areas of live entertainment, this is the book to read. Control Systems for Live Entertainment is considered to be the industry standard reference on it’s field. The author has done a great job of explaining all the details of communications protocols in a very readable form. The book is not only to show control technicians and designers. It is also very suitable for computer scientists, electrical engineers, interaction designers, and anyone who thinks they understand what network communications is all about. If it’s your business to make things talk to teach other, read this book.