Renew, recycle, reuse The success of the Source Four as a luminaire is hard to deny – the modular design of the light source and swappable lens tube have made it a favourite for theatres and venues the world over. PRG now offers a product designed to allow users to make use of their existing...Read more ?
Shoot your cabling duties down This might be the invention for which the entertainment industry has been waiting, seemingly forever. Now it’s here, and it’s pretty cool. The GaffGun first blipped on the CX radar when videos of the thing began appearing all over our individual social media...Read more ?
The government student loan scheme called Fee Help has led to high prices for degree courses at the three big private college chains, SAE, JMC and AIM. All three now charge slightly under $50,000 for a two year bachelor degree. All three offer a degree based somewhat on sound, and music production....Read more ?
The Queen Extravaganza, billed as the official Queen tribute show, is the mastermind of Roger Taylor and Brian May, two of Queen’s original band mates and songwriters. Taylor personally took on the role of producer with long time Queen keyboardist Spike Edney as global music director. The show,...Read more ?
New to The Mill’s long list of software recently has been HOFA’s CD-Burn & DDP – standalone version – a fairly simple but effective red-book audio CD burning and pre-master DDP (Disc Description Protocol) manufacturing program that runs rock solidly on the Mac platform (it’s...Read more ?
Each spring, the World of Wearable Art Awards Show (WOW) takes centre stage at Wellington's TSB Bank Arena. The show has been described as one part fashion show, one part Cirque Du Soleil and one part Eurovision. Over 100 garments from 130 international designers are transformed and showcased...Read more ?
The downside of having a nice big truck to drive the PA around in was that bands always wanted you to go and pick up the lights from the lighting company for them, and take them to the gig in your nice big truck. And then, of course, take them back the following morning. Mainly...Read more ?
Moving head with framing shutters At the time of writing, the PR Lighting XR Series comprised no less than 17 models, ranging from the tiny little XR130 units right up to the XR1000 models. One of which we’re reviewing today – specifically the framing model. The...Read more ?
JPJ Audio chief Eric Robinson died on November 11 from complications with cancer. He had just turned 67 and had retired to Port Douglas. Eric was the best known pioneer of Australian live production, having taken control of Jands in 1970 from its founders. Eric and the Mulholland brothers Paul and David...Read more ?
What do you say to someone who values your work at zero? Do you laugh them off and tell a dismissive joke to avoid confrontation? Do you calmly explain that your work is as valuable as that of any other professional or do you chuck a wobbly? If you haven’t experienced this insult first-hand...Read more ?