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Battle of the Truck. So whose image is this?

4 Mar 2013

CX Roadshow was underway when Nova Audio Visual sent an offer to industry via email. Using the following image, CX asserts that they were exploiting awareness of the Roadshow to somehow create a halo around their product. Nova AV were not associated with the Roadshow in any way. CX immediately asserted its rights and dispatched…

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A ROADSHOW DAY

21 Feb 2013

Diary from the 2013 CX Roadshow Thursday 21st February 2013 Avoiding Normison I sleep fitfully and wake at 3.30.  The motorised blinds in the South Wharf Hilton roll up to reveal a city still in night. 60 emails later, with a cup of tea, I am into paperwork. First is an email and a Facebook…

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CX Roadshow: Road tales

19 Feb 2013

ADELAIDE 19 FEB, 2013 Grant Everleigh is our ATS driver, in the new Kenworth dedicated to Terry Turner. Terry passed away suddenly several summers ago, he was a founder of ATS. The semi has been to Perth, and on the way to Adelaide Grant told me a strange outback tale. He noticed a group of…

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CX Roadshow: Concept Proven

14 Feb 2013

14th February 2013 PERTH, WEST AUSTRALIA CX Roadshow is underway with a steady and rewarding cross section of WA technical types browsing 20 exhibits by leading sound, light and vision suppliers in the Hyatt Ballroom. The day started at 5am, with a new ATS Kenworth towing a 48′ trailer full to roof with 90 cubic…

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Crew meet Kerser. Gloves off

12 Feb 2013

Gloves off now…… Meet Kerser This relates to this post, where Jon Fox makes allegations of an assault – (as yet unproven at law) – while he mixed sound for you (proven). And your pathetic (allegedly) crew bashed him. So we, the tech community respectfully advise you to go stick your ‘show’ up your arse,…

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Australia’s First Touring Demo! CX starts PERTH this Thursday!

12 Feb 2013

11 Feb 2013 When we ran ENTECH (we sold it 9 years back) the SHOOTOUTS were the most popular sessions. They were also the most exciting, because it was new and we made up new rules as we went along. Now we bring you (Not The) Shootout across Australia, starting THIS THURSDAY at Perth Hyatt.…

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Rode & SAE present John Merchant masterclass

12 Feb 2013

Upcoming masterclasses with Grammy nominated producer/engineer John Merchant. John is here in Aus doing the FOH for the BeeGees tour, and at the end he is doing three 3-hour long masterclasses for a bit of fun. Rode have partnered with SAE to use their facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Tickets are $35 or $25…

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Lighting Directors: ‘Creatives’ – leave us alone!

11 Feb 2013

11 February 2013 Leading Australian Lighting Designer Francesco Calvi today called on production and artist management to let lighting designers design. Speaking on CXtra, Calvi said that he knew one director who had recently declined a commission because of external demands for particular lighting states and looks. “Roger Foley touched on it” (in CX) “We’re…

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PA DEMO at CX Roadshow – national tour

11 Feb 2013

11 February 2013 Come along at 2pm or 4pm (repeat) for this demo session, run by Jimmy Den Ouden from CX. The demonstration is designed to show a range of composite PA systems from various manufacturer.  A brief fact sheet will be supplied detailing brands, model numbers and other short-form information. Each system will be…

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3 Hot FREE Lighting Seminars – PERTH this THURSDAY!

11 Feb 2013

11 February 2013 CX Roadshow starts at Perth Hyatt in the grand ballroom this Thursday – Valentine’s Day! Our 12 free seminars start at 10am (4 seminars), and run through the day. ULA offer a feature set for your consideration. The times are the same in Perth (Thursday), Adelaide Monday (18th), Melbourne (20th), Canberra (22nd),…

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More gig violence

11 Feb 2013

11 Feb 2013 Not as severe as Jon Fox being bashed by a motley Rap crew, but worrisome. Ross Portener had a nasty incident at the Nowra Show on Saturday morning. “I was setting up the wireless mic in the Woodchop Commentary box. The handicapper and the president (a close friend) (ex NSW Axemen’s Association president…

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Innocent Festoon- or lurking killer?

11 Feb 2013

11 Feb 2013 A Question from a reader: What do you think of the electrical safety and OH&S implications/issues of the use of hanging globes (such as you used in the Feb Episode) and 240 Volt Festoon lighting….  They are commonplace in Hire Depts, Decor and production. My concern is that they are getting more…

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