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LIVE: The Cure Production
AKG and TOA - New distribution
Factory Tour: Inside Meyer Sound
Register now for INTEGRATE next week
Bee Gees Way: The Tech of the Tribute
Today on THE HUMP
Going for Broke: Bankruptcy
Jobs this week
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LIVE: The Cure Production

By Cat Strom

There aren’t many artists who can perform for three hours and after 36 songs including four encores, have people still chanting for more.

The Cure did just that at Auckland’s Vector Arena where their performance was hailed as a once in a lifetime concert for all attending. With little fanfare, they took to the stage to embark on a show that had way too many highlights to register. The show was an intense rollercoaster of emotions and not once did they come across as old rockers churning out the hits.

The backdrops and lighting visuals throughout the night echoed the emotions adding a whole other layer to the show. The visuals were cleverly thought out and turned the show into a beautiful sight to behold.

The man behind this was Angus MacPhail who has had an illustrious career lighting legends such as Generation X, Joy Division, and Siouxsie & The Banshees. He first worked with The Cure back in the eighties when he decided to do something quite radical – add floor cans to the show!

“It was a time when Genie towers with Par cans on them were state of the art,” Angus recalled. “I did a Dr Feelgood tour once and was most impressed to actually have a truss.”


AKG and TOA find new distribution

By Julius Grafton

FACTORY TOUR: Inside Meyer Sound

By Julius Grafton


Register now for Integrate next week

Save $25 by registering NOW for Integrate which opens at Olympic Park (Sydney) next Tuesday 23rd of August. It runs across three days and has an extensive seminar program.

Bee Gees Way: The Tech of the Tribute

PROFILE By Jason Allen

Queensland’s Moreton Bay Council is very proud of three of their favourite sons, Robin, Maurice and Barry, who went from their humble origins in Redcliffe to become one of the most successful pop acts in history. To celebrate their lives and links to the area, Council and Barry Gibb have created Bee Gees Way, a permanent physical monument to their career. Jason Allen looked at the tech under the hood….

Bee Gees Way is a specially created alleyway in Queensland’s Redcliffe, about 10 meters wide and 80 metres long, running between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street. Originally opening in 2013, it commemorated the lives of the band with some static imagery and a statue, concentrating on their years growing up in the area, and the beginnings of their career. It was such a success that plans were soon afoot to use the vast amount of multimedia content available from Barry Gibb to create something a bit more interactive and informative.

Phil Viney, director of Brisbane-based lighting, theatre and audio-visual design firm Design Stage, was approached by Council to add sound, lights and vision to the existing exhibit in a way that was “elegant and tasteful. That was our brief,” said Phil. Working with Brand & Slater Architects, Phil and Design Stage devised an ingenious system of lighting, sound and control that divides the space into seven ‘bays’ that each address different content, that not only runs autonomously 24/7, but can also have its content refreshed and updated through a completely custom-built AMX touchscreen ‘show creation’ and scheduling interface.

“Our design featured a large, centrally positioned screen to deliver content, and a sound system that could independently map the whole area.” explained Phil. “Our vision was for it to be beautifully lit with warm white LED light. Every half-an-hour a show comes on; music plays, accompanied by the video of the song, and lighting changes to an animated coloured display. Light, sound, and video all needed to be under one show control system.”



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Going for broke: Bankruptcy guide

By Julius Grafton

Somehow I found myself talking to a couple of friends who are recently bankrupt. One just filed, the other was recently discharged. I thought their experiences were worth sharing.

“I went home and told my wife my business was collapsing”, Andrew* said. “Her first reaction was ‘oh my God, we’ll lose the house’. I was very particular with her: we would NOT, because I had a plan. But she wasn’t listening.”

Bob’s* slide took a long time, from wealthy to zero. He didn’t do anything wrong, he had a business that took a big whack in the GFC and then a climate event led to a big pause in the building trade. Eventually he had a perfect storm of events and long story short, just filed for bankruptcy.

“The tax office served me with a notice and I had 21 days to pay them an enormous amount. I couldn’t. I owe banks and credit card firms. Essentially I lost everything and filed to get peace of mind”. Bob’s wife works independently, he has her love and support.

Andrew on the other hand lost his marriage. “She just couldn’t get over the situation”, he said. “Despite my lawyer holding her hand all the way through the negotiations with my trustee.” Andrew had a white knight who put funds forward so that his wife could ‘buy’ his equity in their joint home from his trustee.

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Vision Switcher - Technical Director

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual to join the CTS team in Sydney. This role will see yourself working as an independent Vision Switcher (Technical Director) assisting in managing a bespoke broadcast facility in one of our client spaces.
In this role, you will be operating a small self-contained studio comprising of CCUs and remote camera control.
The candidate should be able to deal with high pressure situations and have a thorough knowledge of studio broadcast operations.
This is a casual position offering $35-45 per hour for a suitably qualified candidate looking to obtain more experience in the industry.

State Manager - Operations and Sales

DJ Warehouse, Sydney. This role reports directly to the General Manager. Working closely with the Inventory Coordinator and Technical Specialist, the Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day operations relating to order fulfillment and logistics. Responsibilities include: managing and directing staff, serving customers and maintaining efficient and effective operation of the warehouse.

The Manager should have experience managing and delegating daily and weekly priorities to a team of minimum 5 people. In addition, knowledge and experience in performance reviews and providing feedback is important. The Manager is the direct report for warehouse staff, delivery drivers and the local member of the sales team.

While only basic knowledge in the Pro Audio and AV fields in necessary, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience managing staff and working with customers in a fast-paced environment. No heavy lifting needed, but the ideal candidate needs to be capable of physical work to help customers with loading/unloading equipment.

Venue Services Assistant

Adelaide: Novatech Creative Event Technology is one of Australia’s leading providers of entertainment and event technologies. Novatech offer integrated sound, video and lighting systems, 3D pre-visualization, video production and content design for small to large live events and projects as well as providing equipment and operators for some of the most well-known venues in South Australia and Darwin including HQ Complex and Thebarton Theatre and Electric Circus. Their services are backed by a world class team of committed designers and technicians who work together with clients to deliver exceptional results by offering innovative solutions and a genuine passion for what they do.

A new opportunity has been created due to impressive company growth for a Venue Services Assistant to join the passionate Novatech team. Under the direction of the Venue Services Manager you will provide support to Owners and Managers of Venue’s by installing and maintaining night club systems (lighting, vision and audio).


Venue Technician – Audio - Melbourne

Moonee Valley City Council has an exciting opportunity for a Venue Technician to assist in the delivery of technical services in the Clocktower Centre’s 500 seat proscenium arch theatre with a focus on Audio Production and Maintenance. You will be responsible for setting in place and operating technical equipment in a performing arts environment appropriate to individual client’s requirements. You will deliver excellent customer service that is friendly, focussed and flexible and contribute to a positive professional culture within the Technical and wider Operations team of the Arts & Culture Department

Microhire: Audio Visual Events Technicians- Sydney

We are seeking experienced technicians, capable of installing and operating a wide range of audio, vision, IT and lighting technologies. These roles encompass the setup, operation and pack down of these technologies for high-profile events. These openings represent an exciting opportunity for experienced AV Technicians to secure ongoing full- time employment with a market-leading national audio-visual and events company.

Experienced event crew for OMG Events - Perth

Perth's leading event company OMG Events is looking for experienced casual event crew to join our team. We are moving in to our busy season and need staff who will have regular availability over the next few months. Please note: this is not an event management position and is not suitable for those seeking a creative role.Applicants with no practical event experience need not apply.

Character TD/Rigger(Cartoon Character) - Melbourne

Iloura Melbourne is currently recruiting for a Character TD/Rigger (specializing in cartoony character work). We are looking for people who possess the following:
•    Minimum of 5 years experience rigging/character TD work on Feature Films.
•    Ability to rig highly flexible, on-model cartoony characters is essential.
•    Expertise in Maya.
•    Artistic skills or background in modelling/sculpting/illustration is beneficial.
•    Proficiency in Python.
•    Have a proactive and problem solving attitude.
•    Ability to self-manage, prioritise and work to deadlines.
•    Work well within a team environment.

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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