Month: July 2024

You can see us at PLASA in September.

Catch up with everything Electro Kabuki at PLASA 2024 this September. It’s London’s international event for entertainment technology and takes place at Olympia from 1st to 3rd September. You’ll find us in our usual location, on Stand A35.

As visitors to previous PLASA events will know, we run countless ‘flop & drop’ demonstrations through the show using our EK rig. Some people love to press the ‘fire’ button on the Firing Box, while others like to reset the EK modules and re-hang the drape ready for the next drop.

Because this demo is always so well-received and interactive, we’re rigging it up again this year. There’s nothing quite like a bit of hands-on action to get the feel of this sophisticated yet supremely simple-to-operate kabuki effects system. Of course, Flop & Drop is just one of the many configuration options open to users of Electro Kabuki.

It’s our pleasure to invite you to register for PLASA 2024 for free and get a full access pass, courtesy of us at Electro Kabuki, by using this SPECIAL LINK. The good news is that registration will continue to be free via this link even when the entry price increases.

You can find out more about PLASA 2024 on the event’s website here. And when you visit the website, watch the opening video to catch a glimpse of the Electro Kabuki Firing Box in action! (It’s about 7 seconds into the video roll).

Colour Sound Experiment uses EK at high-profile gigs.


An interview with Alex Ryan of Colour Sound Experiment (London) proved engaging and informative. We were surprised to learn just how often the firm’s Electro Kabuki system is used in its staging work.

With EK so dependable, kabuki drop effects are actively recommended by Colour Sound Experiment, so EK features regularly in its staging for high-profile events. “It’s a stable product and we’ve used it for years,” says Alex, explaining that the company has around 100 EK modules deployed on international touring projects in the UK and the US.

Electro Kabuki features in Tom Odell’s current Black Friday tour (see video), was used recently by Colour Sound Experiment at Coachella California in April and for the Jungle set at this year’s Glastonbury, as well as for David Gray and Saxon in 2023.

We know that EK systems endure a challenging life on tour and at festivals. Alex says that occasional cable issues in the past, resulting from rough handling, have been eliminated by always using the End of Line Indicator (EOLI) to confirm all connections and cable integrity.

Successful training day for our Singapore & Asia distributor.

We were delighted to be able to host Thomas Tan and Cheryl Fong of Audio Light Asia, our respected Electro Kabuki distributor for Asia based in Singapore. Thomas and Cheryl visited us for EK training. It is the first time we’ve met, and the day proved very productive.

The whole point of the Electro Kabuki system is that it’s designed to be straightforward to set up and simple (and dependable) to use. Nonetheless, training helps to convey just how easy it is to configure an effective kabuki drop. It also lets us introduce and demonstrate more sophisticated reveal effects, including staged drops and flop & drop configurations.

Although we’re all used to dealing with our business colleagues remotely, this training day with Thomas and Cheryl proved how enjoyable and effective it is to be able to collaborate in person. These top people at Audio Light (Thomas is MD, Cheryl a director) are now fully briefed on Electro Kabuki’s capabilities and ready to communicate that to their expanding Asia customer base.

Photo caption: Audio Light MD Thomas Tan (left), Director Cheryl Fong (centre) and Magnet Schultz EK specialist Tim Lloyd (right).

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