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Jands Appointed As Distributor Of Community & Apart For ANZ

18 Dec 2019

Community & Apart Loudspeakers completes Biamp’s AV offering from Jands Jands Pty Ltd, leading distributor of audio, lighting and staging solutions in Australia and New Zealand, is excited to announce the addition of Community Loudspeakers and Apart Audio to their distribution portfolio. Community manufactures high-performance loudspeakers, designed for challenging indoor and outdoor environments including performance…

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Madison Technologies to distribute Philips Professional Display Solutions

18 Dec 2019

Madison Technologies, an Australian owned and operated distributor of specialised Audio-Visual solutions, is proud to announce the addition of Philips Professional Display Panels to their portfolio of world leading brands. Madison Technologies is a respected industry leader with a 28-year track record of delivering the very best smart solutions for the AV Integrator, Professional Audio…

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Sydney’s Coliseum Theatre Chooses LSC Advanced Power Distribution

18 Dec 2019

You’ve heard of Broadway and the West End – but have you heard of Rooty Hill? Sydney’s unlikely western suburb is now home to an extraordinary new state-of-the-art $100 million theatre space. The Coliseum has been designed to sit proudly among the best lyric theatres and concert halls in the world and is positioned to…

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West HQ’s Sydney Coliseum Theatre Reveals World-Class Hyperreal Sound System

18 Dec 2019

West HQ’s Sydney Coliseum has announced a preferred supplier partnership with Jands and L-Acoustics to deliver the world-class L-ISA Hyperreal Sound System for the $100m theatrical development, which opened 12 December 2019. The ‘hyperreal’ frontal scene sound system includes a 65-speaker system that heightens a sense of proximity and connection between artist and audience creating…

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Immersive Live Sound – The Story So Far

17 Dec 2019

AUDIO Immersive Live Sound – The Story So Far   Two years ago Immersive Audio or Spatial Live Sound rolled out into the live audio market simultaneously from L-Acoustics  (France) with L-ISA, and d&b audiotechnik (Germany) with Soundscape. CX travelled to both manufacturers to hear the systems and talk to the engineers in October 2017.…

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ACME STAGE PARs

16 Dec 2019

ROAD TEST   ACME STAGE PAR BL-100 WW and BL-100 RGBW   Ashley Salta Ashley Salta is a Supervisor of Production and Technical Services at Rockhampton Regional Council, a position that encompasses technical management of Rockhampton’s Pilbeam Theatre, a 1,000 seat proscenium arch theatre that is a major stop on the Queensland touring circuit.  …

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Live streaming gigs from Blind Chihuahua’s remote studio

13 Dec 2019

RECORDING   Live streaming gigs from Blind Chihuahua’s remote studio   Audio, video, live bands, 4G, paying customers, Internet, live Internet. What could go wrong? Yeah – Blind Chihuahua decided to take on this daunting task. There’s a lot of moving parts to all this so let’s dig in shall we?   Paula Jones is an…

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Sticky Fingers

12 Dec 2019

ROAD SKILLS   Sticky Fingers The lighting for Sticky Fingers’ recent tour was big, bold, obnoxious and threatened to cut power to the host city!   In a big step up from previous tours Sticky Fingers, the Sydney band that are a ‘melting pot of psych, rock, and reggae’, completed an arena run around the…

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Sydney Coliseum Theatre tech revealed to media

11 Dec 2019

Pic: Four of the five hangs of the L-Acoustics Kara plus subs system that enable the Coliseum to run L-ISA immersive audio The $100m, 2,000 seat Sydney Coliseum Theatre was revealed today to media, after builders handed the keys to West HQ last Friday afternoon. It officially opens tomorrow with a performance by David Campbell…

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Fiasco Opens Service Centre in LA

11 Dec 2019

Set to conquer the US – Fiasco Opens Service Centre in LA   Six years since quitting their jobs to work fulltime on their dream of making the life of a roadie sweeter, Matt Waterhouse and Joe Bradford, founders of New Zealand road case manufacturer Fiasco have opened the first service centre in the USA.…

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Diversity and Inclusion in AV – it’s our responsibility

10 Dec 2019

DIVERSITY   Diversity and Inclusion in AV – it’s our responsibility by Toni McAllister.     “It’s not that we don’t want to employ women, it’s just that none are applying.” “If you know of any women, send them our way.” “We love having women on our crew, it really balances things out.”   I’ve spent…

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Yamaha’s AFC3 – from Acoustic Enhancement to Spatial Audio

5 Dec 2019

AUDIO Yamaha’s AFC3 – from Acoustic Enhancement to Spatial Audio by Jason Allen. DSP innovator Yamaha released their first digital acoustic enhancement system back in 1985. Over the years, they’ve constantly improved their technology, with AFC3 (Active Field Control) the latest in the range. Tantalisingly, at ISE in Feb 2019, they teased AFC4, which adds…

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