I saw a whole lot of powered speakers, digital mixers, wireless systems...it seems like most of the big news was in live performance, whereas a decade ago is was with recording.
I'd been under the impression that live performance venues were thinning, not increasing. Maybe I'm wrong, but I figured...who better to ask than the Live Sound & Production denizens whether you're getting a sense that there are more venues, and more opportunities for musicians to play? Or are all these systems mostly going to houses of worship, school auditoriums, and people who used to rent systems but can now afford their own?
Any insights you can provide would be appreciated.