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DiGiCo D5 for 2003 ARIAS

2003 ARIASThe event was broadcast live on National TV and featured live performances of many Australian recording artists including John Farnham, Keith Urban, Delta Goodrem, Powderfinger, Darren Hayes and Something for Kate. JPS designed and supplied the sound system required for this technically demanding event which featured two live stages with two separate monitor, control and speaker systems to cater for the back to back live performances from each stage. JPS supplied for FOH a Digico D5 112EX digital mixing console and Digitracs recorder. This technology enabled the JPS engineers to rehearse and then recall all the individual settings for each of the artists. JPS supplied a soundcrew of ten (including technicians and engineers) along with a speaker system consisting of L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC, dV-DOSC, ARCS and SB218 cabinets.

VerTec for NRL Grand Final 2003

2003 NRL Grand FinalOn the evening of Sunday 5th October, 2003, the NRL held its Rugby League Grand Final at Telstra Stadium to a capacity crowd of 82,000 spectators. As pre-game entertainment for the crowd live performances by Meatloaf, Hoodoo Gurus and Kelly Clarkson took place. JPS provided a distributed field system comprising of 54 Vertec 4889 cabinets, on 18 JPS custom karts, 36 Crown MA5002VZ amplifiers and 4 BSS FDS366 Omnidrives. The Vertec system covered all of the stadium and the house Bose system was only used to supplement coverage in the top sections of upper Eastern and Western stands. JPS supplied 2 Senior engineers, Greg Rosman and Michael Waters, along with 12 JPS audio staff/technicians. The complete Vertec system was removed from the field in just 6 minutes after the live pre-match entertainment.

dV-DOSC for World Title Fight 2003

World Title FightOn 3rd September 2003, Australian boxer Anthony Mundine defeated Antwun Echols to win his first World ‘super middleweight’ title fight in Sydney. This title win continues the family boxing tradition started by his father Tony Mundine, a famous Australian boxer in the 60′s. This event was at the Sydney Entertainment Centre to over 8,000 people and was televised live to cable TV worldwide. JPS designed and provided a unique centre cluster L-ACOUSTICS speaker system. This system comprised of a total of 58 X dV-DOSC and 14 dVSUBS flown in various configurations to suit the 360 degree coverage for the seating areas. To overcome the long speaker cable runs normally associated with a flown central cluster in arenas, JPS powered the system with flown amp racks each containing Crown MA5002VZ amplifiers. The L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC system provided exceptional coverage and speech intelligibility along with plenty of ‘knockout’ punch.
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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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DiGiCo D5 Live arrives in Australia

DiGiCo D5 Sydney Australia – After taking delivery of the first DiGiCo D5 96E-40 console to arrive in Australia Jands Production Services (JPS) spent over six weeks familiarising engineers and technicians with the console.
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Silverchair “Across the Night” 2003

Article courtesy of CX Magazine (May/June 2003 issue) Silverchair approached Rolling Stones levels of interest and enthusiasm on their Australian Tour across autumn. The five week run was designed for theatre and stadium, and featured an Australian pragmatism that a forty year old band like the Strolling Bones could never achieve. The parallels – guitar […]

Jack Johnson 2003

Jack Johnson – on the road with Bruce Johnston – and Geo-T When Jack Johnson toured Australia and New Zealand recently he asked his Australian Tour Manager Nik Tischler to find FOH and monitor engineers for the tour. Nik straight away called Bruce Johnson and Drew Menard. Nik said, “I have worked with Bruce and […]

Carlos Santana in Central Park with i4

Carlos Santana Carlos Santana’s ‘Shaman’ World tour arrived in Australia in March 2003. The tour played indoors for Brisbane and outdoors for Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The Sydney shows were held in ‘Centennial Park’ to an audience of over 20,000 people. Contemporary Australian band ‘Yothu Yindi’ opened the show each night as the well appreciated support act.
JPS provided a 48 Clair i4 speaker system with 36 Clair i4B sub cabinets. Powering the cabinets were Crest 10-004 and QSC 9.0 amplifiers. The system was controlled by the new innovative Clair iO System.
Carlos Santana’s virtuoso performance and the i4 System provided a great outdoor musical experience for all music lovers and Santana fans who were on hand to witness the event.
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