- George Petersen
Not sure if you believe in the prognostications of a certain groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, but as of March 20, springtime is officially here — at least from a calendar, if not a meteorological standpoint. Oddly enough, for me, one of the first signs of spring is not new leaves on the trees and flowers starting to spring up, but the arrival of Musikmesse/Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. Over the years, like Winter NAMM, this massive event has itself blossomed from an instrument-only show into an all-encompassing meeting of both the M.I. and Pro Audio worlds, with a healthy serving of DJ and lighting technologies thrown in for good measure.