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Doing the Singapore Swing with Kangaroos and Crown Lager...
|Peter, Mike, Ben, DSE, Mark, David at the Sydney|
The Powerhouse Museum is an old power generating facility taken over by the city as a museum of technology and science, containing everything from the latest touring Star Wars exhibit to musical instruments of the past, present, and future. They have a working Fairlight there, as well as old Moog synths, lutes, flutes, and unusual pianos. Of course, there is a lot of art and science there as well, including a hydrogen-powered lawnmower, fashion exhibits, and a brilliantly created grandfather clock fashioned from stainless steel.
|Lotsa people came to check out Vegas 4.0 in Sydney|
Sonic Foundry's ACID, Sound Forge, and Vegas 4.0 were the topics of the day. Following the V.A.S.S.T. classes, Sydney software dealers were given a special tour 'inside' Vegas 4.0 prior to its official launch in the Australian market. At a special session in the late evening, more than 100 people attended the official launch of Vegas 4.0 from Sonic Foundry. "With the economy shifting, educators needing to be more resourceful, and computers getting faster, non-linear editing is becoming more commonplace among tech and information people here in Australia," said David Christens, open house attendee. "Vegas is scary for a guy like me who just spent over 12,000 AUS on an editing system less than a year ago. Seeing what you did on an older laptop really drove it in to me."
|Above and below: V.A.S.S.T. in Melbourne|
Ironically, one of Vegas' software competitors sent their crew to attend the launch event. It was great being able to answer each of their questions, and watching them step up to the external monitor to examine the chromakeyed footage playing live off the timeline, trying to find something wrong with the quality of the key. They couldn't.
Adelaide's V.A.S.S.T. was held in a technology training facility with classroom availability for more than 100 people. Intelliware, based in Adelaide is the primary software distributor in the Australian Music Industry. "Having a tour come through like this, providing training for end users and dealers is a strong plus for our business," said Ben Sweeney, a manager at Intelliware,"It brings new customers to the product and that makes our dealers very happy. Seeing this tour has convinced me it's time to add a PC to my Macintosh-based studio."
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