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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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Calvi stars on CXtra February

11 Feb 2013

Lighting identity and force of nature Francesco Calvi has returned to CX-TV, and made his debut on the monthly CXtra panel show. The February show is online now, running around 30 minutes. CXtra is the most watched internet TV show for the entertainment tech community. Whole show here: plays on all devices, on demand: www.cx-tv.com…

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Soundguy Jon Fox assaulted on job

9 Feb 2013

9 Feb 2013 Central Coast (NSW) sound engineer Jon Fox (43) was assaulted by members of a rap crew at a recent show after complaining about punters dancing on amp racks, and water on stage. After a show at a club in NSW, Fox says he was beaten by members of a rap crew. Fox…

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Punk me! 10 great Tech Pranks….

7 Feb 2013

(The ones you’ll NEVER get away with!)   You know the story – show setup and rehearsal is SO BORING. After you’ve got cozy, rope lights rigged, ornaments and icons in place, Persian rug and fav chair just so, what now?   CX strongly encourage you not to enact any of the following mayhem on…

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Australia Day – a different kind of gig

27 Jan 2013

By Julius Grafton I had one of my best Australia Days this 2013 mixing monitors at an aboriginal festival near the city of Sydney. You wouldn’t know it was on unless you were part of their network. It wasn’t for white Australians, but it wasn’t closed off either. It was free to attend. The scene:…

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