AUSTRALIS MUSIC GROUP has launched Australis Pro Audio as an integral part of the firm, sharing its General Manager Kurt Schramm, accounting, marketing and logistics functions. Australis gained Lab, Tannoy and Lake brands when TC Group International (owner of the Tannoy and Lab.gruppen brands)...Read more ?
Taree (NSW) production supplier Hamish McDonald has confirmed his stage roof is not certified. Trading as Paradyme Production Studios, Hamish also works with fellow NSW north coast operator Jim Bird from Wingham. Together they are known as Aurora Show FX. AURORA’S stage roof system is based...Read more ?
Theaters are in short supply and if Sydney University has its way, the Seymour Center will be demolished in favor of a subway station. The University previously shuttered the Footbridge Theater on Parramatta Road more than a decade ago. Losing the Seymour Center would sever its links to the performing...Read more ?
More than expected I wasn’t too sure what I’d think of the miniPointe when it arrived. I wasn’t sold on the idea of a 140W discharge lamp fixture. Putting it bluntly, I didn’t quite get the point of it – that was until I switched it on. miniPointe is a moving head fixture...Read more ?
The latest microphone to come knocking on my door down here at The Mill has been AEA’s new N8 phantom powered, bi-directional ribbon; a mid-sized side-address mic that sounds superb on a wide variety of sources. From the moment it arrived here it’s been hard at work recording...Read more ?
F Lea Be (aka Steve Molloy) runs the lighting department at Johnston Audio Services. He also works with various acts around Melbourne that include Electric Mary, Palace of The King, The Doors Show and The Angels. What are the three best things about your job? I get to meet...Read more ?
Something in the air The product video on the Martin website claims AirFX provides “versatile efficiency”, and after spending some time with the unit I can certainly substantiate this. It’s definitely not the ‘one trick pony’ the name could lead you to believe it might be, with...Read more ?
A highlight of 2015's Vivid LIVE series of concerts, was the performance of former silverchair lead singer and guitarist Daniel Johns at the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall. After five years away from the stage, Daniel Johns launched his recent feature album Talk at the first of two sold-out...Read more ?
Where have all the big, glossy, chrome filled metal monsters of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies gone? You know, the ones that immediately spring to mind when someone says "American Cars". Southern California - to many people it means Disneyland and Universal Studios;...Read more ?
Christmas Eve, 1974, is a date etched in the national Australian consciousness. When Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin, it destroyed 80 percent of its buildings, took the lives of 66 people and sparked the largest civil evacuation in the country’s history. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern...Read more ?