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18,000+ SUBSCRIBERS. Wednesday 3 June 2020

Our Industry Speaks: "The Only Certainty is Uncertainty"


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The full results of the Julius Partners business and worker surveys on the effects of the pandemic have been published in June's CX Magazine and online (Worker SurveyBusiness Survey). It will come as no surprise that the results make for depressing reading. Most business owners predict that their turnover will be 50% of what it was in the year after re-opening. Only around 50% of workers are expecting their venues to re-open. 69% report mental health and anxiety issues.

One detail that leapt out was only five suspected (but not confirmed) cases of COVID-19 were reported across both surveys by workers being exposed to audiences before the shut down.  As they were not tested or confirmed, we can't include them as proof of infection. While some may argue that this proves the unfairness of the restrictions on the events industry, it is more likely that we were just incredibly lucky that major events weren't exposed to the virus. The recent second wave of infections that has swept through Seoul's nightclubs is a case in point. 

Read the Worker Survey here
Read the Business Owner Survey here

Listen Here: Home Alone Too
by Andy Stewart

Here are a couple of tips for recording at home, assuming three things: that you’ve had no time to prepare for the change of venue, there’s no money to invest in fancy room treatments or new gear, and you have plenty of time on your hands to experiment with techniques you’ve never bothered to try.  READ>
Networked Lighting Control and Management at the MCG
While the recent $25 million PA upgrade as part of the ongoing $50 million of capital improvement works at the 'G got a lot of attention, Lightmoves quietly implemented a brilliant networked solution controlling, managing, and monitoring 953 luminaires over IP using 18 Luminex DinMX4 DMX512 gateways.  READ MORE>
30% off Sennheiser HD25, and you might get a special edition!
All through June, the HD 25, Sennheiser’s legendary monitoring and DJ headphones, are 30% off.  Even better, to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, anyone who orders the HD 25 in June has a chance of receiving a limited-edition version with retro font and yellow earpads! BUY NOW>
A Potted History of Remote Control
by John O'Brien

Working with electronic devices for decades and directly employed in AV automation for nearly eight years, I was proud to NOT have any remote controls in my own home. After all, that was what I spent all day at work doing and I was more than happy to get off my nethers to change a channel on the TV.  READ>

Shure Advanced Wireless Training online: Four-day event
Join the The Shure Advanced Wireless Seminar, starting June 9 and presented over four days in two-hour sessions. Learn how to setup, deploy and operate multi-channel wireless microphone and in-ear systems.  REGISTER HERE>
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