This week CX saw the new Yamaha CL console at the Sydney launch. A cold grey morning gave way to some lunchtime showers, but the view up the harbour from the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House was sanguine.Jason Allen from Yamaha knows his product inside out, but we were first struck by the industrial...Read more ?
Live Performance Australia, CX and ETF, owners of ENTECH have called a National Summit to discuss safety issues relating to theatre and live events. This essential, bipartisan and free-to-attend meeting will bring together the live performance and events industry stakeholders, including venues, production...Read more ?
Re : Richard Cadena’s blurb on RF interference from LED screens (read post HERE) is timely. Australia, and in particular Sydney is having lots of problems with this lately. Only a few weeks ago, we had a routine visit from the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) technical guys at one of the transmitter...Read more ?
We were shellacked relentlessly in previous years whenever CX wrote of stage safety and associated dark arts. So the risky passing of a 12 page forensic report on the Indiana disaster of August 2011 in the May CX mag was eagerly monitored by the Facebook and CX Mail Monitor. Amazingly we received...Read more ?
This month's CX carries a tale of lights done wrong, at least according to the writer. Unsure whether the lighting states we complained of were in the script, we emailed the lighting designer a draft, hoping to put the correct inflection. The show has been seen by a hundred thousand of us in Australia,...Read more ?
Reports today have most Australian newspaper journalists concerned, as News Limited are rumoured to have 400 reporters facing the chop. Fairfax’s board last week actually discussed terminating the Monday to Friday editions of all their print newspapers; although they officially denied it will happen...Read more ?
MELBOURNE: Monday 28th May 2012 The proposed new entertainment training package (see previous blog) has some interesting components. Thankfully the Certificate IV has an ELECTIVE in soldering, but it is our informed guess no TAFE or college will put this unit into the qualification. Sadly the Certificate...Read more ?
MELBOURNE, MONDAY 28 MAY 2012 What is now the Entertainment Training Package CUE03 is headed towards CUA13, as the IBSA (Innovation and Skills Australia) review winds through a NPRG (national project reference group) meeting today in Melbourne. The training package dictates the composition of industry...Read more ?
GREAT live sound - for Jon English. Read the mag, link below. We invite Secret Listener reports at CX Mag, and wow - we get a lot of them!Very rarely do we directly run negative audio reports in the pages of CX. A recent report surrounded the live sound of Rod Stewart. Read here. This accurate report...Read more ?
By John Maizels Most people who work in the gigging industry are freelance. That’s a polite way of saying not-employed-by-anyone-permanently. Is this you? Read on. There are other terms, like “casual”, “part-time”, “itinerant”, “on-demand”, “self-employed” and sometimes...Read more ?