CX 3 July-August 2003
7 Why you are now a member of the Entertainment Technology Association
9 NEWS What’s new, what’s happening
12 FIRST DRIVE: DIGICO We put the new D5 console to the 20 minute test! Could you walk right up to this 550,000+ baby and just mix a show without the owner’s manual? That’s the idea. So read about what happened.
18 grandMA: TESTED You’ll find grandMA at a lot of leading events. This lighting desk has some true believers. We went to see how easy it is to drive, and report what you need…
24 JOHN FARNHAM’S TENT There‘s only one way to find out what works and what doesn‘t on a tour, and that’s to be there. We got embedded with The Last Time tour as it wound through far north Queensland. This is a major feature with tonnes of pictures!
40 YAMAHA PM1D Just like the DiGiCo D5, only completely different. These two ultra top end digital live concert consoles shoot for the same market, but do things quite differently. We put the PMID through The 20 Minute Test, to see if it is possible to use it without instruction.
46 DESIGN SOFTWARE Do you have any idea just how much is out there in the world of lighting design software? We thought we did, until we started researching. This is a major feature detailing a smorgasbord of software.
54 DESTRUCTO! CLUB TECH We bet you never wondered what a nightclub looks like in broad daylight. It ain‘t pretty but someone has to go fix whatever breaks.
60 AV AT BANKSTOWN A savvy new installation…
62 MOTORING VW debut new LT46 giant van
63 HELP! Marissa reads heads
64 FOOD Alphonse details a one pot screamer, and How To Boil Rice! (?)
65 EMAILS There’s some really excellent emails this month. We get it from all sides, and love it!
67 INSIDE RIBBON TECHNOLOGY Explained!
70 CATALYST V3 The Big Cat gets new features. It’s wild!
73 CHOOSING LIGHTS How a Moving Light decision was made
80 GLAMOUR Guntis Sics demystifies
83 VIOLENCE Is this sport? Duncan Fry
87 BUMPOUT In memory of Swampy(22MB)