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The Sydney Opera House chooses Robert Juliat Follow Spots

21 Nov 2013

The Sydney Opera House has recently installed four Robert Juliat Cyrano 2500W HMI follow spots into its Joan Sutherland Theatre. Major residents Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet had begun to require more output as the previous follow spots could not keep up with lighting rigs that were continually getting brighter. The Cyrano, with its…

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Finally a retro band worthwhile: Misex

17 Nov 2013

Although gazillions drive past the old Bridge Hotel at Rozelle few know the joys within. Living in the leafy millionaire’s row at Wahroonga while lamenting the lack of a said million or three, I was too far away to explore classic venues like this. Except for one miserable night earlier in 2012 attempting to identify…

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One Vision Acquire Soundcraft Si Compact

15 Nov 2013

When Canberra-based audio visual company One Vision decided it was time to replace their Yamaha digital mixers there was only one alternative for them – the Soundcraft Si Compact. Soundcraft’s compact console is designed to offer digital power and versatility combined with an operator-friendly ‘analogue feel’. “We wanted a console that would be more hands…

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V8 Superfest lit up with The Presets and ULA

14 Nov 2013

V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast is a month-long festival of fast cars & first class entertainment, which was bought to a close on Sat November 2 in style with the GC600 Sounds Concert on Surfers Paradise beach. MPH Australia supplied the lighting for this event, which is known as the Gold Coast’s biggest Party.…

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CX NOVEMBER! Available in 3 editions NOW

8 Nov 2013

CX comes in THREE EDITIONS! Print: 76 pages, perfect bound, glossy high quality. SUBSCRIBE NOW. ONLINE edition, read on any device, or download for later. Hot wired with internet links. SUBSCRIBE NOW. iPad APP edition, in wide or tall view, with LOADED video, interactive features. Our premium edition! $2.99 at the APP store HERE

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SSL Live Demo in Sydney

5 Nov 2013

Amber Technology are running a demo day for live production folk, at the Concourse Theatre in Chatswood on Tuesday November 12th. Amber have now received the SSL demonstration console – and invite audio users to come and see the finished product. They request that you schedule your personal demo today, at this website. In addition,…

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Robe hire top USA LX visionary

4 Nov 2013

Robe have added possibly the top mover and shaker in the USA lighting biz, Bob Schacherl. Formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Philips Entertainment (Vari-Lite) and before that the President at High End Systems, Bob knows where all the (metaphorical) bodies are buried. Robe lighting, based in the amazing Euro success story nation…

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Sony signs The Resource Corp

4 Nov 2013

Sony Australia’s Professional Solutions Division today announced the appointment of Melbourne-based The Resource Corp (TRC) as its official distributor for professional audio products to the musical instrument market. Sony’s most recent professional audio products are particularly targeted at the MI market, with the launch of the company’s new DWZ Series of digital wireless microphone systems, operating in the 2.4GHz…

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CADAC appoints new Australian distributor to handle new console portfolio

4 Nov 2013
(L – R) CADAC’s International Sales Manager, Ben Milson and ETA founder, Dave Croxton with the CDC eight digital sound touring console.

In the continuing expansion of its international distributor network, CADAC has appointed newly formed Entertainment Technology Australia (ETA) for the region. The distributor, founded in July this year by leading industry figure Dave Croxton, has offices and warehousing in Sydney and Melbourne. ETA adds the legendary console brand to a specialist portfolio that notably includes…

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McConnell launches Audio Brands Australia

4 Nov 2013

Audio Brands Australia is a new Sydney based audio distributor focused on the installation and production markets. Headed up by industry veteran, Don McConnell, (who has over 25 years of experience in the Australian commercial and professional audio markets), the goal of Audio Brands Australia is simple; to provide great products and outstanding customer service.…

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Media hurts Hard Rock couple

1 Nov 2013

“From Hard Rock to hard times: cafes collapse owing millions” yells the Brisbane Times this week. “Australia’s Hard Rock Cafe franchise has collapsed” asserts The Sunshine Coast Daily. So where does that leave the new owners of the Hard Rock Cafe franchise and two outlets? Jeff and Sam Beaumont (above) purchased the business as a…

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Clay Paky and MA Lighting ship-shape for Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review

28 Oct 2013

Imagination Australia has set a new global standard for public events, with one of the most spectacular showcases of projection, lighting and fireworks shows seen anywhere in the world. The Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review symbolised 100 years since Australia welcomed their first Naval Fleet into Sydney Harbour. It was Imagination’s job to celebrate…

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