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ADJ for ULA Group

4 Dec 2019

Pic L-R: Elation’s Chuck Green, ULA’s Con Biviano, and ADJ’s Toby Velazquez ULA Group have taken distribution of ADJ (Amercian DJ) lighting products, and used the LDI 2019 show to introduce their customers to the range. ADJ launched a large range of products at the show, including the Hydro Series IP65-rated moving head wash, and…

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Great Scott! More from LDI 2019

4 Dec 2019

by Cat Strom. This is an abridged version of the full LDI Show Report, which is only available in the December issue of CX Magazine. Subscribe now! Robe drew large crowds to their over-the-top live show. The ground-breaking ESPRITE LED profile moving light is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires that will…

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LPA Sums Up Industry

4 Dec 2019

by Julius Grafton Peak employer association Live Performance Australia briefed arts industry leaders in Sydney on November 28, reporting on difficult progress with the NSW Government, and on ticket sales nationally. The live performance industry continued to drive Australia’s cultural economy in 2018 with more than 26 million attendances generating almost $2.2 billion in ticket…

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PFC Music Services – Not Power Factor Correction!

30 Nov 2019

DUNK’S WORLD PFC Music Services. No, not Power Factor Correction! by Duncan Fry. I’m sure that sometimes we all like to remember how we got into this business. My first venture into the audio business was a rehearsal studio. Back in the days of Dunk’s Disks, the Smoothest Sounds in the South, the shop had…

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Blood, Sweat & Ears

29 Nov 2019

LISTEN HERE by Andy Stewart. In every respect, music is a form of communication: a human expression, a sonic art. As a science it’s more about the transfer of energy across the medium of air (and occasionally water), or voltage through an electrical circuit. To others it’s the conversion of ideas and feelings into vibrations…

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LDI 2019 – Vegas Lights Up

27 Nov 2019

by Cat Strom This article is an abridged version of the full show report that will appear in the Dec/Jan issue of CX Magazine, due for publication Dec 1, 2019. Another year, another action packed few days at LDI in Las Vegas. Not so many world exclusive products and maybe less attendees than previous years,…

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Shure Axient Digital Provides Flawless Coordination at the NRL Grand Final

27 Nov 2019

On Sunday October 6, the Canberra Raiders squared off against the Sydney Roosters at the NRL Grand Final in front of 82,922 spectators at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, with millions more watching the broadcast. Impressive numbers – as was the 229 radio microphones active at the ground that Peter Twartz, Radio Frequency Manager for the Stadium…

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ARX MSX-32 Mic Splitters run a ‘flawless’ race at the Melbourne Cup

27 Nov 2019

Two ARX MSX-32 Mic/Line Splitters were recently specified by Melbourne based audio contractor Intavent to provide reliable and agile broadcast mic splits for the broadcast box at the world-renowned Flemington Racecourse.  The ARX MSX-32s were required to be installed in time for the annual Spring Racing Carnival – of which the Melbourne Cup is the…

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Wi-Fi and Data Security on Events

27 Nov 2019

COMMUNICATIONS Wi-Fi and Data Security on Events by Simon Byrne Wi-Fi is real handy at gigs. It means less cables need to be run, and it gives you the ability to easily transport media, control devices remotely such as mixing desks, lighting control and so on. However, it is a long way from perfect and…

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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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Jimmy Barnes

25 Nov 2019

ROADSKILLS Jimmy Barnes by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Troy Constable Jimmy Barnes embarked on his biggest headlining tour of this century – Shutting Down Your Town – playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his new album My Criminal Record. Tony Bryan has been mixing Jimmy’s FOH for a couple of years and when CX…

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The Next Generation of Full Duplex Wireless Comms

22 Nov 2019

COMMUNICATIONS The Next Generation of Full Duplex Wireless Comms by Chris Dodds, Managing Director, The P.A. People. Back in the early 2000s, a group of intercom engineers in the UK began experimenting with a technology called DECT to see if they could improve the current state of play in wireless intercom. DECT had its basis…

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