Connections 63 March 1999

5 Industry News: What’s new and happening

8 Letters to the editor: Flack and the rest

13 Pro Audio News: with lots of new products


16 NAMM: Fry questions if LA is still an attraction
18 Tom Misner takes over Studios 301


26 REVIEW: Merlin, a one box system processing solution

30 REVlEW: dB 481-2 large capsule cardoid condenser microphone

32 Peavey chase the concert market: new PA arrives

34 BASF Tracking Guide 34

36 How to do it: Fry on Live Sound

38 How to do it: Misner on Studio Sound
94 The PA Page: Michael Orland


42 Wireless: John Matheson’s tips and techniques

43 Wireless Buyer’s Guide
47 Frequency chart: The Shure pull-out guide


42 Future of projection Gary Kayye reports

56 Dr G’s Grab Bag: The ultimate Gizmo wrap

61 Buyers Guide: Video Projectors
63 AV manufacturers don’t call on us! Audio Visual Dynamics MD Peter Worth profiled


64 Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

64 New home for Awards Night

65 Punters Perspective: Roman follies?

66 Clarity in the Domain: CODA Audio take on a difficult venue

68 Much Ado About: audio in the elements

69 Dates of Disaster: the drug crew strike back
70 Rock Pig: more mindless attacks on music


75 Budget 12 Channel Dimmer Racks: We do the comparing

80 Saltimbanco: Cirque Du Soleil’s massive village on the move

84 Possession Meryl Tankard’s Sydney Festival hit

88 Buyers Guide: Moving Lights! the BIG ONE