By rights, no-one should even remember the MP3 format by now, any more than people can remember Betamax or Hi-8 tapes in the video industry. Somewhere along the line the audio industry was sold a miserable lie that has all but poisoned our capacity to advance the hi-res digital cause. It’s...Read more ?
As some of you may know, I freelance as an audio guy in a number of different fields. Not surprisingly I’ve bought a bit of equipment over the years to further this pursuit. Looking back at the choices I’ve made, it’s funny the things in which I choose to invest. Some of them...Read more ?
The CD revolutionized profits at the big labels in the 1980's. Suddenly the A&R guys were less important, signing and recording new acts was eclipsed by the simpler profits that sloughed into the bank from re- releasing existing material. As CD tracks required a lot of storage for each...Read more ?
When it comes to audio production, one thing is certain; there are no rules. And for that we can thank people like Geoff Emerick of Beatles fame (amongst others). He used to break rules on a daily basis: put mics close to drum kits, feed line-level signals back into mic preamps, man-handle...Read more ?
Standby for conversion dot2 is a new lighting control platform from MA Lighting. It is designed to offer many of the same functions as you’ll find on a full MA 2 console, but with a user interface which is easier for users who’ve not previously used the platform to navigate....Read more ?
The gig was called Metal for Melbourne - a celebration of Heavy Metal music from eight bands who would have won prizes as Spinal Tap clones, but in this case they weren't intending to be funny! I made sure I packed my ear plugs for this one! What is it with metal bands? A bigger bunch of prima...Read more ?
Blur, one of the most successful British bands of the last twenty-six years, visited Australia for Splendour in the Grass and a whirlwind tour that was all a bit of a .... well ... blur. It has been eighteen years since Blur last played to Australian audiences. Now reunited as a four-piece...Read more ?
Flexible array loudspeaker system Bose is a company that has kind of always done things its own way. The F1 system is no exception to this - I literally can’t think of anything on the market today which is remotely similar. Our test system comprised the F1 Model 812 flexible...Read more ?
RON CLAYTON has written a book about being an Australian roadie through the golden era of rock. It is a gloriously unfiltered tale, with references to aboriginals, homosexuals, nuns, groupies, blondes, the disabled, and of course sex and drugs. Being self published you can do this. But more...Read more ?
Live Performance Australia honoured Eric Robinson, CEO of JPJ Audio and Jands Production Services (JPS), with the 2015 Sue Nattrass Award at the Helpmann Awards in July. ERIC has been the CEO of JPJ Audio and Jands Production Services (JPS) since 1970 and his experience encompasses all aspects...Read more ?