Rane says Is Don, is Good

Don McConnell’s Audio Brands Australia is very pleased to announce its appointment as the distributor for Rane. Rane is a quiet achiever, prominent in the audio contractor market and has had just two other distributors over the past thirty years. Most recently Hills were the distributor, and Rane is possibly the first rationalisation of their…

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Robe Tops the Class at The Academy

Top nightclub The Academy in Canberra, Australia is benefiting from a new Robe moving light installation which was supplied by locally based Elite Sound & Light and is designed to ensure that their popular EDM club nights and visiting live artists can enjoy the very best lighting and visual experiences. Elite’s Darren Russell was asked…

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Stolen Truck, Trussing, Sydney

Madzin Productions had a 3 tonne Toyota Dyna truck stolen from outside their premises in Marrickville on Sunday night, 27th July. It contained equipment, including: 20 x 3m F44 Box Truss 8 x F44 Box Truss Cubes 5 x 1m ALE Tri Truss 1 x 1.5m ALE Tri Truss 2 x 2m ALE Tri Truss…

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Burns Horror, but happy ending for industry guy’s family

This is not a story we enjoyed reading. David Wright was working for Cairellie in Sydney as the production support unit manager when he had a call, several years ago. “My phone rang and it was my neighbor, a call I will never forget. ‘Dave, there has been an accident and you need to come…

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Sennheiser supports Dante™

Las Vegas, NV, June 2014 – At InfoComm 2014, audio specialist Sennheiser [booth C10908] affirmed its support for the Dante™ multi-channel audio networking standard. “By joining this standard, we will be able to optimally cater to our customers in the broadcasting and live sound worlds,” explained Claus Menke, Head of Portfolio Management Pro for Sennheiser’s…

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Jands at Entech Connect 2014

After the success from 2012, Jands are looking forward to showcasing the latest in Audio, Lighting and Staging technology at ENTECH CONNECT this year. The Jands stand and Training Room will consist of the latest in Audio, Lighting and Staging products for the live sound markets; including the newest member of Shure’s digital family; Shure…

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The Eternity Playhouse’s Invisible Grid

When Darlinghurst Theatre Company, The City of Sydney and architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer set about to renovate and repurpose Darlinghurst’s Burton St Tabernacle as ‘The Eternity Playhouse’, there were always going to be a lot of technical and physical challenges. The building was originally constructed as a Baptist church in 1887, and now had to…

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MAPP Online Pro Seminars at ENTECH CONNECT

Meyer Sound Australia is pleased to bring Steve Bush from Meyer Sound USA out to Australia to run two exclusive MAPP Online Professional Seminars only in Melbourne. Join Steve Bush from Meyer Sound for this detailed session on MAPP Online.  The ability to predict the performance of a sound system is indispensable to system designers…

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Crestron in Australia

OK, heaps of comments on the Hills-buy-APG story at the Blog. Here’s another one, and we are keen to hear what YOU think! Please comment over at the Blog. Note the picture  here is Stuart Craig, head of Crestron Australia. The image on the Blog is the late Rod Craig.

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Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning & Industry to conduct wind farm noise assessments. The goal was to perform a specialist, independent acoustic compliance audit of three major wind farms located near Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The objective…

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Crestron in Australia

Crestron’s news release puzzled us here in the CX newsroom. Our weekly staff lunch at the Willoughby Pub was abandoned as we went into deep analysis. A weeks reflection, and some inquiries failed to lift the fog of confusion about this. Let’s review it line-by-line. We’ve italicized the words from the release. This year Crestron…

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Just another day at Norwest

Rumors of his demise are just that. Steve Knight is today on the job at Norwest, directing production at Hillsong Conference – Australia’s largest gig. After a July 1 restructure that saw Steve, a founder of Cairellie – the production firm acquired by Norwest 12 months ago – assume a new title, the misinformation has…

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