JPS Australia


John Farnham ‘The Last Time’ with DiGiCo D5

John FarnhamOn Sunday June 15th, 2003 John Farnham chose to perform his last concert at Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. This was John Farnham’s 86th show at Rod Laver Arena and celebrated his one millionth patron in the arena alone, a milestone that no other performer has ever achieved. The final performance of ‘The Last Time’ tour was an emotional farewell concert for a great Australian artist.
Jands Production Services provided the sound for the live audience and supplied the very latest in digital live mixing technology, ‘the DiGiCO D5’ for FOH, along with an L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC System, powered by Crown MA5002VZ amplifiers with BSS controllers, and an audio crew of six. John Farnham’s FOH engineer, Grant Walsh, had specified the D5 for FOH and this was the first time an Australian artist had used the D5 in a concert setting.
Also used on the event by Metropolis Audio, in conjunction with another D5 console for the broadcast, was the DiGiCO DiGiTRACS 56 track hard disk recording system. This recording was used for the now released 5.1 DVD of the concert.
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Cold Chisel Ringside with VerTec

Cold Chisel RingsideLegendary Australian Band ‘Cold Chisel’ performed for a series of one off concert performances in the round called ‘Ringside’. These performances, over four nights, held at the Hordern Pavillion in June 2003 in Sydney, were recorded for an upcoming DVD. Demand for tickets to these shows was so great that almost all shows were sold out immediately after they went on sale.
JPS designed and supplied a JBL Vertec system powered by Crown MA5002VZ Amplifiers and controlled by BSS 366 omnidrives.
The system comprised of 36 X Vertec 4889 cabinets which were flown ‘in the round’ in six clusters that were each six deep. Also used were 24 X JPS sub cabinets and 12 X JBL 4892 array cabinets for stage infill.
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DiGiCo D5 at The Annual Rotary International Conference

DiGiCo D5 RotaryThe Annual Rotary International Conference was held in June 2003 at the Brisbane convention centre. This conference attracted 20,000 delegates from overseas and within Australia.
The conference featured a broad range of Australian artists including Graeme Connors, Queensland Youth Orchestra, The Bangarra Dance company and others.
JPS was contracted by the event producer ‘Design Troupe’ to supply a sound system for the main 3 halls in the Convention centre. This system design included an L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC/ dV-DOSC speaker system and the latest addition to the JPS rental inventory the ‘Digico D5 Live’ console.
The flexibility of the D5 112 EX digital console enabled the JPS engineers to rehearse and then recall all the various artist settings allowing greater efficiency and qualitiy of sound for all of the performances, speech and presentations.
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