All too often it's the top-end that people reach out for consoles and in mix windows when a sound lacks clarity in a mix. it's their go-to solution - a knee jerk reaction to a problem that's often best solved by vastly different means. When this unthinking, reactive approach to mixing...Read more ?
Quad channel power amp AUDAC makes a range of power amplifiers under the Wave Dynamics name, including both the SMA dual channel models and SMQ quad channel units. Each of these ranges is available in three different power output levels – 350, 500 or 750W into 4 ohms. The basic feature...Read more ?
Last night I enjoyed Putney Public School's dance musical, where every kid had a role. The school only stage this every other year, and throw everything into it. Costumes, choreography, and planning were first rate. Being a technical production person, I best appreciated the simple lighting and audio...Read more ?
There’s a disease gripping the world of singer songwriters that’s gone undiagnosed for ages now. It’s brought on by a combination of things: the natural desire to be the best, a determination to sound amazing, insufficient funds and a lack of free time to finish a project without distraction. I...Read more ?
What's in a name? The odd thing about the Ui is that while Soundcraft is an English company, the Ui was actually conceived in Melbourne, Australia by SM Pro Audio. The firm was acquired by Soundcraft earlier this year, and now the Ui12 and Ui16 have landed on shelves. The Ui series has a feature...Read more ?
Brisbane City Hall has stood imposingly over King George Square since 1930. In Italian Renaissance style, it’s grand and opulent, with an auditorium to match. However, its architects sadly never foresaw the electroacoustic issues that would be caused by basing the auditorium’s shape...Read more ?
On that Tuesday lunchtime in 2011 when the quake struck, the control tower at Christchurch airport swung so violently, a controller has been off work on tranquilizers ever since. When the dust, smoke and exiting bird flocks had cleared, much of the surrounding land including...Read more ?
2015 has already been a big year for the Blue Mountains boys who are the electronic duo Hermitude. They signed a worldwide deal with Nettwerk Records, played their first headline tour of the US, taking in South by Southwest festival and going on to festivals such as Governor's Ball and Lollapollooza. In...Read more ?
Digital wireless with more D1 is the next evolution of wireless systems from Sennheiser. It’s a 24 bit 48kHz digital platform operating in the globally license-free 2.4GHz band. The marketing info tells me D1 is “designed for people who make music as a part of their...Read more ?
Brand new regional theatres are thin on the ground across Australia, and Bendigo has set a new benchmark with theirs. The city, located about 2 hours out of Melbourne in Central Victoria is growing. The current population of 110,000 will swell by 50% in the next few decades. The...Read more ?