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CX 47 December 2009

EDITORIAL
6     Noise and volume, possible future OH&S claims? * New trade-show reality in 2011 * Brush up skills using old gear * Iconic venus not immune from laws

NEWS
8       AUSTRALIAN SUPPLIERS TO FORM PEAKBODY
8       ENTECH postponed
8       Mystery photo?
10     Idol buys EMA
10     PreSonus Studio Live 16.4.2
10     Moves
10     TTOC collapse a blow for TV tech training
12     QPAC Lyric Theatre chooses Protrac
12     Technology investment pays off for cutting edge OB’s
14     Sony upgrades wireless systems
14     Epson launch flagship venue projectors
16     Queensland Theatre Company chooses ETC Ion
16     Shure Super 55 packs modern muscle in a vintage body
16     Big LED at Parklife
18     Production Audio Services to distribute Sabine
18     Robe Robin debuts at largest outdoor dinner in Darwin
18     Melbourne Convention Centre first for 6 green stars
18     Turbo expand FlexArray
20     Beyoncé tours with Sennheiser and Neumann
20     500 mountain bikes in a forest
21     OH&S Agony Aunt with Julius Grafton

FEATURES
22    John Farnham: back on the road but traveling light
28    Noise! Technical facts behind the problem
36    Star City Sports Theatre
38    CX’s Noisy Night Out: How loud are some mainstream venues?
40    Cheap Lights: lighting it right when the budget’s not big
48    QUT Gasworks Studio

CX MEGA TEST
54    VARI*LITE VLX
56    iLive-T 112 digital console
60    Euphonics MC Transport
62    PreSonus Studio Live 16.4.2
64    Edirol R-09HR portable digital recorder

REGULARS
34    Richard Cadena: troubleshooting DMX512
44    Duncan Fry: the first gig I ever mixed
52    Dr Danger! Turning lights on when it rains
66    Classifieds
46    Way Back When: highlights from Connections Magazine December 1994 & 1999

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