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ETC Augment3d at Integrate

October 29, 2019

More Than Just Pre-Visualisation by Alex Hughes. Pre-visualisation and the process of the pre-programming of lighting in general have not really evolved from the days of the first release of the popular visualisation platform known as Wysiwyg. Over the years the only real improvement that has truly been constant ongoing innovation has been the overall…

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Shure Axient Digital

October 14, 2019

ROADTEST Shure Axient Digital by Marcello Lo Ricco. Marcello Lo Ricco is the director of LSS productions. LSS was formed in early 2000 to service the musical theatre market, with a range of clients across independent theatre companies, school performing arts as well as community theatre groups. When LSS was engaged for a touring production…

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Integrate 2019

October 8, 2019

Tech round-up from the show floor by Jason Allen. Integrate 2019 was back in Melbourne’s MCEC from 27 to 29 August, with a slightly less exuberant floorplan showing some restraint on the part of the big international screen brands. Not so much with the two-storey stands with their own cafes, more with the product and…

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Astera AX1

August 20, 2019

ROAD TEST Astera AX1 by Steven Hill and Darren Russell. Steven Hill is Lighting Director at Sightline, a Sydney-based event production company. Sightline specialise in vision and large-scale productions, providing service at all stage of the events process, from pre-production and visualisation, through to content creation, installation, operation, and pack down. Applications The Astera AX1…

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Luminex Lumisplit 2.10

July 22, 2019

ROAD TEST   Luminex Lumisplit 2.10   by Reuben Morrison.   Reuben Morrison is the Director of Lux De Lux (www.luxdelux.co.nz), a provider of lighting control infrastructure and lighting console operation for movie studios in Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in large feature films. Since its first job supplying Avatar in 2007, Lux De Lux has…

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Road Test: Allen & Heath CDM32 + C1500

July 16, 2019

ROAD TEST   Allen & Heath CDM32 and C1500 by Daniel Lee Munns.   Daniel Lee Munns is a Sydney-based freelance sound engineer, backline tech and tour manager. His career has included church production as a teenager, house and touring audio in his 20s, and venue production management in his 30s.   I took the…

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Ayrton Mistral S

May 15, 2019

ROAD TEST Ayrton Mistral S by Dave Jackson.   Dave Jackson is the CEO of Creative Productions, one of Australia’s leading concert production providers. With offices in Brisbane and Sydney, Creative Productions have worked with the most recognised names in the business, from worldwide touring artists such as Metallica , Bullet for my Valentine, Paramore,…

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ROAD TEST: Chainmaster BGV-D8

April 3, 2019

ROAD TEST Chainmaster BGV-D8 by James Pavey and Tim Missenden.   James Pavey is National Manager – Exhibitions at Clifton Productions, a family owned, nationally operating production company specialising in staging, rigging, and exhibitions with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. I manage sales and operations of Clifton’s exhibitions business, which includes rigging and lighting…

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Roadtest: QSC CP Series Loudspeakers

March 28, 2019

ROADTEST QSC CP Series Loudspeakers by Loren Alldrin.   Though it seems counterintuitive, self-powered loudspeakers have dropped in price even as they’ve grown more powerful and flexible. As a leader in self-powered speakers, QSC has helped this dynamic play out over the last few decades. QSC’s new CP Series speakers are designed to give this…

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Bose Showmatch

March 26, 2019

ROADTEST Bose Showmatch by Anatole Day. Anatole Day is a FOH and monitor engineer entering his 20th year in the game. He graduated Sydney’s Australian Institute of Music back in 1998 and went into studio recording. He soon discovered the rich vein of work in the world of live sound engineering, and never looked back.…

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ROADTEST: Powersoft T Series Amplifier Platform

March 18, 2019

ROADTEST Powersoft T Series Amplifier Platform by Jimmy Den-Ouden.   I don’t know about you, but I certainly did my years of lugging about heavy amplifier racks. I know a bunch of workhorse amps such as the AM1600 and P3000 are still out in service, but I also know a lot of the people using…

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ISE 2019: Choose Your Own Adventure

March 13, 2019

ISE 2019 ISE 2019: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jason Allen. Amsterdam’s ISE is a huge, unwieldy beast of a show. Cramming it into 15 halls in the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre is quite a feat, especially when you consider that it only has 11 halls to begin with. Jason Allen got lost in…

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