Entertainment Technology

Lighting up Auckland

If you’ve been on the other side of the ditch recently, you may have seen a nighttime illumination of a greener kind, as the Auckland Harbour Bridge was transformed by the launch of Vector Lights. Yet while lighting up structures is not a new phenomenon, what is remarkable about this installation is that it features a renewable energy technology powered light show that bridges the gap between art, culture and the latest innovations in sustainable lighting.

How gaming will impact the future of the audio-visual industry

The video game industry has evolved dramatically since the days of Mario dashing through the Mushroom Kingdom in the 1980s. Modern gaming systems boast hardware that can produce lifelike graphics and levels of immersion never before seen, which has led to a dramatic rise in the number of households taking it up as commonplace. However, this progression in technology means gamers need—and demand—stronger AV solutions to get the most out of their machines and the overall user experience.

The AV behind Drake’s Boy Meets World tour

Grammy-Award winning artist Drake toured his record breaking Boy Meets World tour around Australia and New Zealand. As a massive influence in the hip-hop and contemporary music space and the most streamed artist on Spotify and Apple Music, Drake has never not been in the Hot 100 charts since debuting in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009 and he brought a show to match.

International code of practice for entertainment rigging now available

ESTA and PLASA announce the release of an International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER) which is available as a free download via the ESTA and PLASA websites.

Borderless Trading is Challenging the Supply Industry and Undermining Consumers

The global borderless trading and e-Commerce reality is presenting a significant challenge to the bona-fide Australian entertainment technology supply and service industry. However, it can also negatively impact consumers who acquire systems, devices and services that are not covered by warranty, are not effectively serviced or supported, are non-compliant with Australian law, and are devoid of product and public liability insurance protection.

AO – The Story Behind the Logo

“…The AO installation became a cornerstone of our international brand roll-out and it captivated our audiences with its sheer size and stunning imagery.”  Jo Juler- Head of Marketing-AO   As part of their pitch for the rebranding of the Australian Open, Landor, Tennis Australia’s chosen branding agency, created a video rendering of their proposed logo.  […]

Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams tour

By Cat Strom / Photos: Troy Constable Dan Green is in charge of all things audio for Coldplay, in fact he’s often referred to as the fifth member of the band. He mixes FOH, engineers their albums, co-produces ….. if Chris Martin happened to want a new sound system in his house, Dan’s the man. […]

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, BAR36

Project:
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Vertigo Bar Location:
Cairns, Australia Manufacturers:
Tannoy, Lab.Gruppen, Lake, Turbosound Distributor:
Australis Music Installer:
Frank Margiotta A complete MUSIC solution has been installed at the five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns, Australia. With 128 rooms, a roof-top swimming pool, gym, four restaurants/bars and a boutique casino, the resort is Cairns most prestigious hotel and […]

Soundcraft Vi2000

The latest addition to Soundcraft’s Vi range of digital live consoles, the new Vi2000 brings unparalleled mixing power to the live touring, install and corporate AV markets in a single-box, cost-effective package. The console combines the unique Vistonics-based control surface concepts of the highly successful Vi3000, 5000 and 7000 consoles, with Soundcraft® SpiderCore – a […]

Media Servers for Live Events – Combining science and art to make magic happen

Before we discovered the wonders of technology it took a liberal use of smoke and mirrors to put the dazzle into a live event. Thankfully today we have access to media servers, software, AV, lighting and digital display environments that can add a pretty hefty punch to an event. But in the same way that […]