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Ian Woodhouse – limited time left. Rejoice the man.

11 Apr 2013

This is what CX reported at Christmas. Woodie is now unhappy, he has broken his collarbone. He doesn’t want a gathering, he just wants to leave. If you know Ian, send him a positive message about your times – nothing maudlin please….. Early Departure for Woody TAG audio specialist says goodbye Audio specialist Ian Woodhouse…

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Lighting Designer Lawsuit

8 Apr 2013

(8 April 2013)   Bad vibes on tour in Queensland with support act Jon Stevens, here. Does this signal a problem? Read this month’s lead here: Reputational damage may quickly force nice guy rock star Chris Isaak to settle a messy lawsuit brought by his long term Lighting Designer, Lane Hirsch. Hirsch claims Issac employed…

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Vale Neil Smith

8 Apr 2013

7 April 2014 Sad news today that Neil ‘Smithy’ Smith, stalwart institution of the Australian audio equipment scene, has died of stomach cancer. His Facebook page HERE is swamped with goodwill – befitting someone loved by all. His 60th Birthday Party was late in March, and he played bass with lots of well wishers from…

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Tech Specifications – anything goes!

5 Apr 2013

5 April 2013 Last month truth in specification was a hot topic on CXtra – our talk show at CX-TV. The Segment concerned can be viewed here. This came off the back of a GEARBOX review we did for the Rare Audio RA-VEX15A-500R powered 15″ and horn speaker box. This is what I wrote: It…

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Vale Aaron Chugg

25 Mar 2013

25 March 2013 Well loved tour manager checks out at 52 Chugglet was a distant relation of promoter Michael Chugg and worked in the same industry. He was impossibly positive and had energy levels so high that he was sometimes mistakenly thought to be using stimulants. He didn’t. Universally acclaimed as one of the truly…

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Aussie Soundguy and his Toni Childs

25 Mar 2013

Photo: Paul Harris courtesy Good Weekend magazine Good Weekend magazine profiles audio guy and composer Mik Lavage and his wife Toni Childs – the American music identity. Some relationships do happen between a performer and a backstage tech, and they tend to work well since both understand the space. CX knows of dozens –a famous…

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40 years in the biz!

13 Mar 2013

My school career crashed to a halt the day Mr. E. K. Harris expelled my spotty face, and the rest of me, from Vaucluse Boys High School. It wasn’t a happy relationship. One of us had to go. Set free at the tender expulsion age of 14 and 9 months I saw out the year…

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Moshcam to cash up

11 Mar 2013

11 March 2013 SYDNEY: For several years CX has admired the commitment of John Reddin, Paul Hannigan and Century Venues Elia Eliadis – who’ve invested a small fortune in MOSHCAM, the best live concert website on the planet. Now they are set to cash up following a deal global channel partnbership with YouTube. Google are…

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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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