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Big Day Out 2014

Orange & Blue Stages

Australia’s foremost music festival, The Big Day Out, debuted on the 1992 Australia Day public holiday in Sydney and expanded to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth by the following year. The Gold Coast and Auckland were added to the schedule in 1994. As of 2003, it has featured seven or eight stages (depending on the venue) accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts.

JPJ Audio (previously trading as Jands Production Services and Johnston Audio) has provided the sound systems for every Big Day Out show since 1992 and 2014 was no exception. The festival usually takes place in late January and this year was held in four Australian cities: Gold Coast (Jan 19), Melbourne (Jan 24), Sydney (Jan 26), Adelaide (Jan 31) and Perth (Feb 2).

Orange / Blue Stages – FOH Speaker System
  • 68 L-Acoustics V-DOSC Enclosures
  • 48 L-Acoustics SB218 Sublow Enclosures
  • 18 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics (4x5002VZ)
  • 4 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics (2x5002VZ)
  • FOH Speaker System Delays
  • 18 L-Acoustics Kudo Enclosures
  • 2 Amplifier Rack L-Acoustics LA-RAK (3xLA8)
  • FOH Drive
  • 1 Midas PRO1 Digital Mixing Console
  • 1 L-Acoustics V-DOSC Drive Rack (4xDolby)
  • Blue Stage FOH Control
  • 1 Digidesign Profile Control Surface
  • 1 Digidesign Venue FOH Local Rack
  • 5 Digidesign DSP Mix Engine
  • 1 Midas PRO2C Digital Mixing Console
  • Monitor Speaker System
  • 18 d&b M2 Monitor Enclosure
  • 2 d&b Q-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 6 L-Acoustics ARCS Enclosure
  • 4 L-Acoustics dV-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 3 Amplifier Rack, 4mix d&b D-12
  • 12 d&b D-12 2ch Amplifier
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, ARCS (2xLA48+366)
  • Monitor Control
  • 1 Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  • Orange Stage Control
  • FOH Control
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Digital Console System
  • 1 Digidesign Profile Control Surface
  • 1 Digidesign Venue FOH Local Rack
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Stage Rack
  • Monitor Speaker System
  • 16 Clair Bros 12AM Monitor Speaker Enclosure
  • 3 Amplifier Rack, 4mix 12AM (Crown 3600)
  • 2 Clair Bros ML18 Sublow Enclosure
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, ML18 (Crown MA9000i)
  • 6 L-Acoustics ARCS Enclosure
  • 4 L-Acoustics dV-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, ARCS (2xLA48+366)
  • Monitor Control
  • 1 Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  • 1 Yamaha PM5D Power Supply Rack
  • Red Stage
  • FOH Speaker System
  • 18 JBL VERTEC 4889
  • 16 JBL VERTEC 4880
  • FOH Control
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Digital Console System
  • 1 Digidesign Profile Control Surface
  • 1 Digidesign Venue FOH Local Rack
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Stage Rack (48in, 32out)
  • Monitor Control
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Digital Console System
  • 1 Digidesign Profile Control Surface
  • 1 Digidesign Venue FOH Local Rack
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Stage Rack (48in, 32out)
  • Monitor Speaker System
  • 14 Clair Bros 12AM Monitor Speaker Enclosure
  • 1 L-Acoustics dV-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 1 Amplifier Sleeve, dV-SUB (1xLA8)
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, 4mix 12AM (Crest)
  • Sidefill
  • 6 L-Acoustics dV-DOSC Enclosure
  • 2 L-Acoustics dV-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 1 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics 115XT HI-Q (4 mix LA8)
  • Boiler Room FOH Speaker System
  • 18 L-Acoustics V-DOSC Enclosure
  • 6 L-Acoustics dV-DOSC Enclosure
  • 8 L-Acoustics ARCS Enclosure
  • 16 L-Acoustics SB218 Sublow Enclosure
  • 6 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics (4x5002VZ)
  • 4 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics (2x5002VZ)
  • 1 L-Acoustics V-DOSC Drive Rack (4xDolby)
  • FOH Control
  • 1 Digidesign Venue Digital Console System
  • 1 Digidesign Profile Control Surface
  • 1 Yamaha O1V96 Digital Console (16 Mono + 4 Stereo)
  • Monitor Speaker System
  • 14 Clair Bros 12AM Monitor Speaker Enclosure
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, 4mix 12AM (Crown 3600)
  • 4 Clair Bros R4 Mk III Speaker Enclosure
  • 1 Amplifier Rack, R4 (Crown MA9000i)
  • 6 Clair Bros ML18 Sublow Enclosure
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, ML18 (Crown MA9000i)
  • Monitor Control
  • 1 Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  • 1 Yamaha O1V96 Digital Console (16 Mono + 4 Stereo)
  • DJ Monitors
  • 9 L-Acoustics dV-DOSC Enclosure
  • 6 L-Acoustics dV-SUB Sublow Enclosure
  • 2 Amplifier Rack, L-Acoustics 115XT HI-Q (4 mix LA8)
  • 2 Amplifier Sleeve, dV-SUB (1xLA8)
JPJ Crew
  • FOH System Engineers
  • John Kerns
  • Tim Millikan
  • Brendan Keane
  • Tim Seconi
  • Monitor System Engineers
  • Paul Kennedy
  • Tristan Johnson
  • Tristan Farrow
  • Josh Andre
  • Stage Technicians
  • Duncan Kaye
  • Dean Marquis
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Alex McCormack
  • Aaron Casley
  • Wayne Mulder
  • Jorgia Galbraith
  • Tim Jones


Gallery – All photos ©Daniel Boud

The FIFA Fan Fest in Sydney

Fanfest Darling Harbour

While 32 nations played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Sydney was one of only six cities around the world to host an International FIFA Fan Fest. More than 500,000 people visited the Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park sites, at Darling Harbour, where all 64 matches were broadcast live on four large screens.

JPS provided sound reinforcement and crew for the 31 day event.

Dates June 11, 2010 – July 12, 2010
Sydney Darling Harbour
JPS Crew
Dean Mizzi, Matt Debien, Tristian Johnson, Adam Williams, Shane Oldham, Tim Seconi, Raoul Plimer
Speaker System JBL VerTec
18 x JBL VerTec 4889 Enclosures
16 x JPS 18″ Subwoofers
16 x Crown MA5002VZ
FOH Drive System
1 x Dolby Lake DLP 4D12 Mesa
1 x Motion 1200 Wireless Tablet
4 x BSS FDS-366 Omni Drives
1 x BSS FCS-960 EQ
4 x BSS FCS-926 Omni Drives
FOH Control
1 x Soundcraft Vi6
1 x Yamaha M7CL 48 Ch Digital Console
1 x Tascam CD-RW901SL
2 x Denon DCD-695 CD Players
Radio Mics
9 x Shure UR4D Dual Receivers
12 x ShureUR2 Hand Held Transmitters c/w Beta 58 capsules
Monitor System
12 x Clair Bros 12AM Monitor Speakers
4 x Clair Bros R4 MkIII Side Fill Cabinets
1 x Clair ML18 Subwoofer
12 x Crown MA3600VZ Amplifiers
4 x Crown MA9001 Amplifiers
8 x Lake Clair iO’s
6 x Sennheiser G2 IEM systems
2 x Shure PSM 600 systems
1 x Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console

Rugby League Grand Final 2009

Rugby League Grand Final 2009

More than 2.5 million Australians tuned it to see Melbourne’s premiership triumph over Parramatta – making it the most watched NRL grand final in three years. Jands provided the audio system and staff for the day’s entertainment, including performances by Wolfmother, Wes Carr and Mark Vincent.

Date Sunday October 4, 2009
Audio Crew Michael Waters, Garry Hall, Tim Lonigan, Adam Williams
  Bob Daniels, James Kohler, Tony Love, Andrea Le Roy
  Shane Oldham, Adam Smith
Speaker System JBL Vertec
  42 x JBL Vertec 4889
  16 x JBL Vertec 4880
Amplifiers 36 x Crown MA5002vz Amplifiers
Control systems  
F.O.H. Digico D5 112EX Console
  Yamaha DM 1000
  Al Smart C2
  3 x Dennon CD Players
  1 x Tascam CD recorder
FOH Drive System  
  10 x BSS 366 Omni Drives
Monitor System  
  Yamaha PM-5D RH
  2 x Dolby DLP’s
  1 x BSS 366
  16 x Clair 12AM Wedges
  4 x L-Acoustics ARCS
  8 x Crown MA3600vz Amplifiers
  12 x Crown MA3600 Amplifiers
  3 x Lab Gruppen LA48 Amplifiers

Sound Relief 2009

Sound Relief Sydney 2009

Sydney rock lovers took a trip down memory lane as performers from more than three decades hit the stage at the Sound Relief concert. Jands provided the audio system and staff for the Sydney concert and also sent front end equipment and crew to the Melbourne concert for Midnight Oil.

Date 14th March 2009
Front of House Greg Rosman, George Gorga
Monitors Bob Daniels, Andy McKeown, Bredan Keane
Patch Tim Seconi
R.F. systems Peter Twartz
Stage Damon Pieterse, James Kohler, Duncan Kaye
  Chris Pratt, Tim Lonergan, Carla Puckeridge
  Andrea LeRoy
Speaker System JBL Vertec
  54 x JBL Vertec 4889
  24 x JBL Vertec 4888
  64 x JPS JBL 18″ Sub Bass
Amplifiers 50 x Crown MA5002vz Amplifiers
  8 x Crown MA-9000i Amplifiers
Control systems  
F.O.H. 2 x Digi-Design Venue D-Show Consoles 96CH
  Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  2 x TC D2 Tap Delays
  2 x DBX 160SL Compressors
  TCM-5000 Reverb
  Eventide H-3000 Harmoniser
  Tascam CD Recorder
FOH Drive System  
  4 x Dolby DLP 412 Processors
  BSS Stereo EQ
  Motion 1200 Wireless Tablet
  SMAART System
  Midas XL88
Microphones  
  5 x Shure UR4D-Q5 dual receivers
  10 x Shure UR-Q2 transmitters c/w Beta 58 capsules
  6 x Shure SM 81
  7 x Shure Beta 98
  2 x Shure SM 89
  2 x Shure SM 91
  16 x Shure SM 57
  9 x Shure SM 58
  6 x Shure Beta 57a
  12 x Shure Beta 58a
  2 x Shure Beta 52a
  3 x Shure 565
  6 x Shure KSM 137
  4 x Shure KSM 32
  4 x Sennheiser BF 509
  5 x Sennheiser E 904
  6 x AKG 414
  4 x Audio-Technica AT 4050
  4 x Beyer Dynamic M 88
  6 x Beyer Dynamic Opus 87
  25 x Countryman Type 85 DI box
Monitor System  
  2 x Clair Bros ML18 Sub Bass
  3 x Dolby DLP 412 Processors
  2 x Clair Lake iOs
  8 x L-Acoustics Arcs
  8 x L-Acoustics dV-Subs
  8 x LA-48 Amplifiers
  2 x Crown MA9000i Amplifiers
  12 x Crown MA3600 Amplifiers
  23 x Senheiser EW300 G2 IEM Transmitters
  32 x Senheiser EW300 G2 IEM Receivers
  3 x PWS Helical Aerials
  2 x Shure PA821 Aerial Distributions
Coldplay Sound Relief Chris Martin with John Farnham

Live Earth

Live Earth took place on Saturday July 7 in Sydney with a monumental line-up
of Australian talent including Crowded House, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe,
Wolfmother and more at Aussie Stadium, Moore Park.
Live Earth

Date July 7 2007
Sound crew
  Michael Waters
  Paul Schofield
  Nick Giameos
  Garry Hall
  Matt Debien
  Dean Lovell
  John Blois
  Richard Vass
  Randell Casey
  Adam Williams
FOH Speaker System
  54 x JBL Vertec 4889 Enclousers
  24 x JBL Vertec 4888 Enclousers
  48 x JPS JBL Loaded 18″ subwoofers
Amplifiers 60 x Crown MA5002VZ Amplifiers
FOH Drive system
  4 x Dolby Lake DLP4D12 Processors
  4 x BSS Omni Drive FDS-366
  1 x Gateway Motion 1200 Tablet PC
  1 x Motion 1200 Docking Station
  1 x Cisco 350 Wireless Access Point
  1 x Midas XL-88 Mixer
FOH Control System
  1 x Digi-Design D-Show Venue 96Ch Console System
  1 x Yamaha PM-5D RH Console
  4 x DBX-566 Compressors
  2 x Eventide H-3000 SE Harmonisers
  2 x TC-M5000 reverbs
  2 x TC-Electronics D-Two Delay
  2 x L-Acoustics 108P Near Field Monitors
Monitor System
  2 x Yamaha PM5D-RH Digital Console
  24 x Clair Bros 12AM Wedges
  5 x Dolby Lake CDLP Processors
  8 x Shure PSM700 Receivers
  8 x Shure PSM700 Transmitters
  4 x Sennheiser EW-300 IEM G2 Systems
  8 x L-Acoustics Arcs
  4 x L-Acoustics dV-Subs
Microphones
  10 x Shure UHF MA Radio Mic systems
  6 x Shure UHF MA Hand Held Mics
  4 x Shure SM 81
  4 x KSM 32’s
  3 x Shure SM 91’s
  10 x Shure SM 98’s
  12 x Shure SM 57’s
  17 x Shure SM 58’s
  4 x Shure Beta 52A’s
  4 x Shure Beta 56A’s
  3 x Beyer M-88’s
  20 x Countryman Type 85 DI’s

Greenday

Greenday

Tour dates 13th – 18th December 2005
System Engineer Greg Rosman
Audio Crew Andrew Mitchell, Nick Giameos, Cameron Elias, Richard Vass, Michael Burdett, Paul Schofield, Mark Wilson, Andy McKeown
Speaker System Clair Bros i4 system
44 x i4 Cabinets
40 x i4B Low End Cabinets
8 x Clair Bros P2 Cabinets
48 x JBL 18″ subs
16 x Clair Bros Crest Amp Racks
12 x Crown MA-5002-VZ Amplifiers
Speaker System JBL Vertec 4889 System
42 x JBL Vertec 4889 Cabinets
28 x Crown MA-5002 VZ Amplifiers
Consoles
F.O.H. Midas H-3000 Console
Monitor Yamaha PM-1D Digital Console

Missy Higgins 2005

Fresh from collecting a swag of ARIA awards, Missy Higgins was on the road playing a series of sold out events in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Johnston Audio Services provided a Nexo Geo-T system for the tour. For the Sydney show at Centennial Park, which was a sell-out of 18,000 people, the Geo T was augmented by delay stacks of Nexo Geo-S.
Centennial Park is situated in the middle of prime real estate and shows held there invariably draw noise complaints from the neighbouring residents. The controllability of the Geo-T helped to contain the audio to the concert area which in turn kept the noise consultants happy – with no complaints! The same issues are prevalent at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl – and again – a faultless show without any trouble from the sound consultants!

The main system included 24 x Nexo Geo-T 4805 cabinets, 6 x Nexo Geo-T 2815 cabinets and 12 x Nexo CD18 subs. Nexo Alpha-e was utilised as front fill. The system was powered by Camco Vortex 6 amplifiers and controlled with Nexo NX241 processors and Lake Contour.

The delay system included 16 Nexo Geo-S 805 cabinets and 2 x Nexo Geo-S 830 cabinets, powered by Camco Vortex 6 amplifiers.

The monitor rig was Nexo PS15 cabinets – also powered by Camco.

Missy Higgins’ FOH engineer Brent Gray mixed the show on a Midas XL4 and monitor engineer Saul Skouterides utilised a Midas Heritage 3000 console.

Dates

October 14 – 31 2005

Main System

24x Nexo Geo-T 4805 Tangental Array
6x Nexo Geo-T 2815 Tangental Array
12x Nexo CD 18 Subs
20x Camco Vortex 6 Amps
4x Nexo NX241 Processors

Front Fill

2x Nexo Alpha-E M Cabinets
4x Nexo Alpha-E B118 Cabinets
2x Camco Vortex 6 Amps
1x Nexo Nx241 Processors

Delay System – (Sydney Only)

16x Nexo Geo-S 805 Tangental Array
2x Nexo Geo-S 830 Tangental Array
4x Nexo CD 12 Subs
4x Camco Vortex 6 Amps
2x Nexo Nx241 Processors

FOH Console

1x Midas Xl4 Console

Drive Rack

1x BSS Fcs 960 Dual 31 Band Eq
1x Al Smart C2 System Compressor
2x Lake Contour Processors
1x JAS System Management Computer C/W JBL Smaart
1x Denon DN600-F CD Player

FOH Effects

1x Tc Electronics M 5000
2x Yamaha SPX 990
1x TC Electronics D-Two Delay
1x Eventide H3000 Harmoniser

Inserts

3x Drawmer DS 201 Noise Gates
5x DBX 160x Compressor
2x Avalon Vt 737-Sp
2x DBX 566 Valve Compressors
2x Empirical Labs Distressors

Monitor Console

1x Midas Heritage H3000 Console

Monitor Inserts

4x Klark Teknik Dn360 Eq
2x Drawmer DS 201 Noise Gates
1x Yamaha SPX990

Monitor Speakers

12x Nexo PS 15 Wedges
3x Camco Vortex 6 Amps
3x Nexo TD Mk Ii Controllers

Rod Stewart 1979

The “Blondes ‘Ave More Fun Tour” was Rod Stewart’s second trip to Australia. For the outdoor shows the sound system was stacked on three levels and was powered by Jands J600S amplifiers.

As in 1977, Patrick Woodroffe designed and operated the lighting which included PAR 64s, Altman Beamlights and Lekos along with a quantity of Arri 2K Blondies for audience lighting. The set featured all-white stage equipment and curtains.

Jands Crew
Vagn Stenvei, Phil Dracoulis, David Mulholland, Mark Keegan, Dave Houghton

Rod Stewart Crew
Pete Buckland, Patrick Woodroffe

Tour Dates 1979
31 January – Perth
01 February – Perth
02 February – Perth
05 February – Adelaide
09 February – Melbourne
12 February – Sydney
13 February – Sydney
16 February – Brisbane
17 February – Brisbane
18 February – Brisbane
23 February – Auckland, NZ
27 February – Christchurch, NZ

Electric Light Orchestra 1978

ELO Sydney 1978

ELO Sydney 1978

1978 was the peak of Electric Light Orchestra’s popularity with Out Of The Blue as their best selling album yet, a wildly popular stage show, and general high respect from radio and music critics. ELO brought their symphonic rock and laser lighting show to Australia in February 1978. Nothing on this scale had been seen before, in Australia.

Commenting on the Randwick Racecourse show violinist Mik Kaminski said: “But the best thing of all was the concert we did at Sydney Outdoor Stadium, where we played to 26,000 people.”

The speaker system for this tour included 18 of Jands newly developed all-in-one Concord cabinets along with a conventional 4 way system. Jands also supplied the lighting and stage roof.

The lighting system was made up of Par64s and Strand profiles for specials. At the end of the Australian tour ELO airfreighted Jands lighting system and crew to Japan for concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. The 20ft trusses, in use at the time, were a special problem for the Qantas freighters.

Tour Dates 1978

January 29 Western Springs Auckland, NZ
February 1, 2 Festival Hall Brisbane
February 4 Randwick Race Course Sydney
February 7, 8, 9 Myer Music Bowl Melbourne
February 16, 17 Entertainment Centre Perth
February 22 Budokan Tokyo, Japan
February 23, 24 Festival Hall Osaka, Japan
February 25 Kaikan Kyoto, Japan
February 26 Kyuden Taiikukan Fukuoka, Japan
February 28 Nagoyashi Kokaido Nagoya, Japan
March 2 Shizuoka, Japan

All images © Jands Pty Limited. Click to enlarge

Fleetwood Mac 1977

Fleetwood Mac 1977

Fleetwood Mac 1977

Rumours was released on the 4th of February 1977 and on 28 February, after rehearsing at SIR Studios in Los Angeles, Fleetwood Mac started a seven month-long promotional tour of America. In late 1977 they arrived in Australia and headlined the massive outdoor “Rockarena” shows in Sydney and Melbourne. They also played smaller indoor shows in Brisbane and Perth.

Jands supplied the lighting and audio to supplement the Clair Bros S4 system the band toured with.

All (except main) photos © Jands Pty Limited. Click to enlarge

Sound System – Clair Brothers

32 x Clair S4 Speaker Cabinets, each containing:
2 x JBL 18″
4 x JBL 10″
2 x JBL 2″ Compression Driver
2 x JBL Slot Tweeter

Clair Bros Crew

James ‘Trip’ Khalaf
Chuck Hull
James Devenney
Steve Paterno

Additional System – Jands Concert Productions

12 x Hurler (sub-Low) c/w 4 x JBL 2205
4 x RCA W Bin c/w 2 x JBL K140
16 x JBL 4560 c/w 1 x JBL 2220
16 x JBL 4580 c/w 2 x JBL K120
24 x JBL 2350 Horn + 2480 Driver
16 x JBL 2355 Horn + 2440 Driver
10 x JBL 2356 Horn + 2480 Driver
48 x JBL 075 Tweeters

Jands Crew

Eric Robinson – Production Manager
David Mulholland – Audio
Vann Stenvei – Audio
Peter Rooney – Lighting

Links

Outstanding footage recorded live at the Sydney Rockarena concert.


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