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Integrate Day 1 in pictures
Touring NZ: same but different
Road Crew need cassette deck
Matt Corby, LIVE
The Hump this week
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Integrate 2016: Day 1 in pictures

Integrate opened its doors for 2016 at Sydney’s Olympic Park, returning to the venue after 2015’s Melbourne jaunt. The first day saw a great result on the show floor for the exhibitors, with a constant stream of high quality visitors. The mood was confident, with most booth staff not even able to stop for lunch until well into the afternoon – always the sign of a well-attended show.

Product-wise, an early theme emerging from the show is ‘end-user focussed design’, with companies such as AMX and Sennheiser creating user interfaces obviously driven by graphic designers, with the ultimate goal of making even high-end professional equipment as intuitive to use as an Apple product. Design-influenced techniques employed include colour coding, graphics-only user and quick start manuals, and an avoidance of technical names and acronyms for labels; not ‘HDMI’, rather ‘blue’.


Touring NZ. Same only different!

In July we had the pleasure of a short NZ tour with ENTECH NZ Roadshow. Having done this across Australia for some years we were keenly anticipating our new experience.

Figuring out what to take was easy, we had airline baggage limits so no touring drawers cases or all the stuff we have at HQ. An Australian tour starts with about nine cubic metres of our freight. We have 2 cases of power cables, a case with black table cloths, another case with metal stands we use to signboard each exhibitor space. Then there is a drawers case for our touring registration, with laptops, printers, paper and working admin things. Another drawers case for tools, and a dolly loaded with 15 cable trays.

For NZ we hired everything we needed from Oceania, who also supplied our two trucks and crew. The way things turned out, we will review what we do in Australia.


Road Crew Association needs cassette deck

The Australian Road Crew Association have collected dozens of impossibly rare and valuable MIX TAPES of great Australian bands in the 1980's and 1990's. They plan to master and sell these with permission from the artists, to raise funds. With a University ready to do the conversion and mastering, a stumbling block is the actual cassette deck itself. 

Do you have a deck with adjustable Azimuth you can loan to this important project? If so, please contact Ian 'Piggy' Peel on +61 415 667 221 or email us here at CX. CX will pay freight.

Matt Corby LIVE

By Cat Strom
FOH engineer Matt Landers has worked with Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby since 2012 and is currently touring through Europe with him. Occasionally he has time to mix for other acts such as Ball Park Music, Seekae, Flight Facilities and Sarah Blasko but for the past year he has spent eight months with Matt.

“Matt’s show is definitely the most challenging I’ve mixed but also the most rewarding,” said Matt. “By no means is it a set and forget mix or a snapshot show. It’s all played live, no track or samplers just humans playing instruments on stage. There’s always that element of slight variance or unpredictability plus the feel and vibe on stage is what’s most important to this band and Matt.”

The tour is on the back of Matt’s debut album which came out in March. The album sounds quite different to the live show but both the live and recorded songs have the same energy and deliverance that engages the listener. READ MORE>

This week on The Hump

VIEW HERE> Join special guest Clint Braddick as our panel discuss issues, look at new gear, teach you how to “buy better” in ‘CX Brand Power', and go to The Gearbox. The theme this week is REVOLUTION! Want your advert in next week's HUMP? EMAIL US NOW


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Casual AV Techs

Sydney’s premier entertainment venue, Qudos Bank Arena, is looking to appoint experienced “Casual AV Technicians” to join their Technical Team.

The Technical Team is responsible for the installation, pack down, operation, and maintenance of all Qudos Bank Arena’s audio visual equipment. MORE>

Senior AV Techs, Perm. and Casual

Opening in December 2016, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is destined to be the premier business and cultural events precinct in the Asia Pacific region, showcasing Sydney to the world through its convention, exhibition and entertainment centre.

We are currently looking to recruit a world class team of Senior AV Technicians, on a permanent basis. These roles will be responsible for the supervision of a world-class team of casual technicians, plus installation, set up, monitoring, maintenance & day-to-day running of all ICC Sydney audio visual production across the property. MORE>

Account Manager, Victoria

Jands Pty Ltd is one of Australia’s largest distributors and manufacturers of professional audio, lighting and staging products, with an impressive portfolio of quality international and local brands.

With an enviable reputation for providing innovative audio, lighting and staging solutions to their clients, the Victorian based Sales Division is looking for a high achieving Account Manager to grow the sales of JANDS branded and distributed products throughout Victoria. MORE>

Experienced Audio Visual Installer - AV Design Solutions, Melbourne

An exciting opportunity for an Audio Visual Installer to join our team. Open Cable Registration required, Cert III preferred. Must have a manual drivers licence. We are looking for a friendly and experienced installer to service both our domestic and commercial partners. We are both a service agent and installation provider for numerous major retailers of electronic goods in Victoria . This is a promising and fulfilling role, and has room for future development as an employee. Join Melbourne's finest and best AV service company. MORE>

Glasshouse - Back of House Technician – Lighting, Port Macquarie  

The Glasshouse is seeking a suitably qualified individual to provide high level lighting technical expertise to ensure the successful implementation of theatre shows, conferences, meetings and musicals. You will demonstrate proven experience in all aspects of venue lighting including creating your own designs and interpreting designs written by theatre productions. You will have ability to problem solve under pressure and work towards deadlines as well as manage and supervise a small team. Working knowledge of other technical systems and a class C drivers licence is also required. MORE>

Lighting / Audio / Vision Technicians, Gold Coast

Jupiters Gold Coast are currently accepting applications for positions within our Events Technical team for our Entertainment Department, who will deliver the AV requirements in our Events Pavilion to our Event clients. The successful applicants for this role will need to have previous experience in delivering:

Lighting (lighting design, programming, effects, follow spot operation, platform lighting and theatrical lighting),

Audio (Audio support and advice to the Jupiters Hotel & Casino and other hirers on a range of theatre projects in the pre-production and run periods) or

Vision (vision design and PowerPoint, Keynote programming, lighting operation, effects, follow spot operation, platform lighting and theatrical lighting and vision - projection). MORE>

Audio and Lighting Technician, Perth

One 20 Productions are looking for up to three full time staff to join our team, all of whom have a desire to excel in their chosen field of AV production, but also who are prepared to become multi-skilled in all areas of event production. The successful applicants will need a strong work ethic, a willingness to lead teams of casual staff, and above all, reliability. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years real work experience, with a high skill-set in either audio or lighting production, or preferably both. MORE>


CX Magazine August 2016 - FREE ONLINE

We still have print subscriptions but from now our online edition is FREE at and you can take a time trip to read a bunch of back issues too. Click HERE to read!
NW Group adds Haycom
Australian Technology Park to shut down
Vale Barry Wiseman
Gertrude street projection festival   
Aptovision: uncompromising video over ip    
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical   
TECH TOOLS:Consume spectrum responsibly    Biz Talk: Vulture gorges on pizza    
The Mill Report: Where is the middle ground?   Listen Here! Timing is everything    
Industry Women: Sarah Black
Fry: Shrinking the PA    
Symetrix Prism 4X4 review
Robe Square review
Robert Juliat Dalis 860 review
DBX Drive Rack Venu360 review
Toolbox: Punchlight    review
APIA Tour    
20 Questions: James ‘Oysters’ Kilpatrick    
Steel Panther    



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