This is sensStreaming Live Events – the Natural Extension

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On June 5, 2017
Streaming of live events has become cost effective and dare I say too easy! Punters are literally firing up the Facebook apps on their phones and streaming live instantly. Innovative artists and promoters have recognised that streaming all, or at least a taste of their events, drives interest that can be built upon. For corporate […]
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What are you going to do with all those encoders?

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On May 20, 2017
The production industry has benefited dramatically from the advances in computer and DSP technology, no more than with audio mixers. The massive cost benefits and flexibility that digital mixers have brought to the live sound industry has been huge, but has also created some real challenges for the manufacturers and users.The first generation of digital […]
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Keep the Light On

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On May 17, 2017
CX Monthly Tech News May 2017 People in the live events industry operate in a somewhat unique environment when compared to most industries. If for example, a builder encounters delays due to issues out of our their control, it is irritating but not that big a deal. They’ll (hopefully) come back tomorrow. If we are […]
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Canberra Theatre Centre Upgrade – CX Magazine April 2017

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On April 10, 2017
The ACT Government has invested $9 million into the Canberra Theatre Centre’s technical and patron amenity over the last 5 years. The program included a new outdoor LED screen on the front of the building, new seating for 1245 audience guests, full replacement of the theatrical lighting, dimmers, infrastructure and fixtures, building improvements and modernisation […]
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The Corporate Event Client

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On March 13, 2017
As a freelance Technical Director/Production Manager, I’ve specialised in managing full service corporate event work for more than 25 years. I usually work directly with corporate clients and there is good money in the work. However, it is the area of the industry where the client has no idea what you do, unless it is […]
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Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand LGA Awards.

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On December 7, 2016
TPD in conjunction with Merrill Design Australia recently stage a small but technically complex event at the National Press Club in Canberra on behalf of Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand. It included a live two way vision and audio cross to Geneva with Kofi Anan. A panel session hosted by Emma Alberici which included previous President […]
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Your Irreplaceable Hearing

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On December 7, 2016
We as an industry deliver sound at very high levels which can contribute to hearing loss. As workers in the industry, high sound levels combined with repeated exposure put us at high risk of hearing loss later in life. Hearing damage is caused by a combination of sound energy level and time. Safe Work Australia […]
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AES in LA – An Audio Journey – CX Magazine November 2016

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On November 7, 2016
AES 141st Convention – Los Angeles 2016 The Audio Engineering Society is the professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology with over 13,000 members. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organisation that brings together audio professionals, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide from all disciplines including […]
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Noise, it is all Noise!

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On October 14, 2016
Australia has no national framework for noise control, and national regulations and guidelines cover only a few aspects of the noise environment. When I set out to write this, my goal was to deliver a comprehensive state by state guide of the local noise regulations and how they applied to our industry. It quickly became […]
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AES L.A. – Day 3

  • Posted by Simon Byrne
  • On October 3, 2016
LA MONDAY: By Simon Byrne In the world of networking it is clear that AVB is becoming mainstream. I noticed that many of the manufacturers such as Meyer Sound (including their new Galaxy processors), Avid and L’Acoustics are now producing products that support AVB. 4 years ago, I noticed that Dante was gaining adoption at […]
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