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M F Lights – The world’s shortest lighting career

17 Nov 2015

  The downside of having a nice big truck to drive the PA around in was that bands always wanted you to go and pick up the lights from the lighting company for them, and take them to the gig in your nice big truck. And then, of course, take them back the following morning.…

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Review: PR Lighting XR1000 Framing

16 Nov 2015

Moving head with framing shutters At the time of writing, the PR Lighting XR Series comprised no less than 17 models, ranging from the tiny little XR130 units right up to the XR1000 models. One of which we’re reviewing today – specifically the framing model. The XR1000 Framing has a feature set which is comparable…

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Vale Eric Robinson. Live Production Pioneer

12 Nov 2015

JPJ Audio chief Eric Robinson died on November 11 from complications with cancer. He had just turned 67 and had retired to Port Douglas. Eric was the best known pioneer of Australian live production, having taken control of Jands in 1970 from its founders. Eric and the Mulholland brothers Paul and David drove Jands hard,…

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THE MILL REPORT: GRADUATE OF THE INDUSTRY – QUALIFICATION ZERO

12 Nov 2015

What do you say to someone who values your work at zero? Do you laugh them off and tell a dismissive joke to avoid confrontation? Do you calmly explain that your work is as valuable as that of any other professional or do you chuck a wobbly? If you haven’t experienced this insult first-hand you’re…

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The West Building – A new era for the Adelaide Convention Centre

11 Nov 2015

The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is Australia’s first purpose- built convention centre, and is currently into the final stage of a $400 million dollar expansion. The redevelopment of the Centre’s expansion has been staged to ensure it can continue to operate throughout. The West Building, stage one of the expansion, officially opened in March 2015.…

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Roadskills: Maroon 5

10 Nov 2015

   After touring North America, Europe and South-East Asia with their V tour, Maroon 5 finally arrived in Australia for a whirlwind three gig tour. The multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award winning rock band is mixed by Jim Ebdon whose CV includes Aerosmith, Annie Lennox, Sting and Matchbox Twenty. Jim has been mixing Maroon 5 for…

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Review: EAW Redline series

9 Nov 2015

Raising the bar    The past few years have seen EAW come up with some very interesting releases with Anya and Otto in their adaptive technology line. Not only do those products sound great and have a lot of internal smarts, they look really cool too. Of course not every application requires systems of such…

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