Gear Reviews

LSC Lighting Systems APS

21 May 2020

Greg Ginger specifies LSC’s APS power distribution units for installs and production when extra power protection is a must.

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Dynacord TGX20

28 Jan 2020

Tony Hystek and Peter Meredith from Action Sound review the Dynacord TGX20 4 x 5000w DSP amplifier for live applications …

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ShowPRO Neptune 400 Hybrid IP65

26 Nov 2019

ROAD TEST ShowPRO Neptune 400 Hybrid IP65 by Tim Hall. Tim Hall is the Managing Director of Resolution X, one of Australia’s leading lighting and production hire companies. Part of the Lightmoves Group, they have grown since their founding in 1998 to become one of the largest providers of rental lighting and rigging equipment in…

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ETC Augment3d at Integrate

29 Oct 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

14 Oct 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

8 Oct 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

20 Aug 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

22 Jul 2019

ROAD TEST   Luminex Lumisplit 2.10   by Reuben Morrison.   Reuben Morrison is the Director of Lux De Lux (, 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

16 Jul 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

15 May 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

3 Apr 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

28 Mar 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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