UPDATED AT END: Leading Australasian live production supplier Norwest Productions (now known as NW Group) has been sold and restructured in a deal worth $27 million. The announcement reads: "NW Group management and Archer Growth completed a secondary buyout from AnaCacia in December 2015 following...Read more ?
Often it’s the lack of experimentation with room treatment that leaves many a home recording sounding thin, resonant and harsh. Left unchecked, untreated room reflections can severely impact upon the clarity and focus of direct signals into a microphone, though initially this may be hard to judge....Read more ?
Forget about V.E.T. Courses - look to Higher Education instead Slowly the stories emerge about college recruiters stalking disadvantaged people at Centrelink, offering $50 cash and a laptop if they sign on for a ‘free’ Vocational Education and Training (V.E.T.) course. What happened next is astounding....Read more ?
It’s become a Melbourne pastime to be disparaging about Docklands, the newly redeveloped waterfront precinct that’s home to vast gleaming towers and new business headquarters. Until now, it’s been missing a heart. That’s changed with the new library at Victoria Harbour, which is following the...Read more ?
Lessons learnt Allen & Heath has come a long way in the digital console market since the release of their first effort, the iLive. I was initially skeptical about iLive because I thought it was over-priced and clunky – indeed the first generation console didn’t find widespread...Read more ?
Returning in January with new dates, Soundwave Festival boss AJ Maddah hopes to repay millions to angry production suppliers, venues and bands. The recent collapse of the previous operating company saw 186 creditors unpaid with debts of $25.8 million. Soundwave was a profitable business...Read more ?
Social media has given voice to punters as venues battle oppressive noise regulations and turn down the sound. Typical of recent complaints was the Tame Impala concerts at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. Complaints flooded social media; one tweeter told the Opera House during the gig, “listen...Read more ?
Staging Connections changed forever in October when Freeman Company took over. Suddenly the crippling $40 million debt was gone. Now the company has an additional $90,000 a week that previously repaid debt and interest. That money could hire 50 top staff or fit out a cluster of venues each year. Previously...Read more ?
Tidy tiny analogue I was recently asked by a friend for a recommendation on a small format analogue console which sounds decent. Mackie was not only among the brands which sprang to mind, it was the first. Small format analogue is kind of their domain – they’ve been doing...Read more ?
It was long enough ago but still flashes into my mind whenever I'm being actually pure and nice and someone is being directly mean and nasty in return. We were doing an outdoor gig at Katherine in the N.T., and at the end the modest fireworks display absolutely delighted the indigenous kids. They...Read more ?