Jim Nash, Mackie Thump 12BST

Musician and educator Jim Nash adds Mackie’s Thump 12BST to his range of studio equipment

Jim Nash is an educator and drummer based in the South Eastern district of Melbourne, where he teaches music out of his purpose-built studio called Drums.Melbourne. Jim also teaches at various schools in Melbourne and has recently developed the only integrated teacher/student App that helps to enhance the learning experience of his students. Recently, Jim brought on board the Mackie Thump 12BST to amp up his electronic drum kits and to play backing tracks during his lessons.

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Intavent, XIRIUM PRO Live for Moomba Festival

Events company Intavent harnesses the performance of Neutrik's XIRIUM PRO Live for Moomba

The Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia is home to Australia’s largest free community festival Moomba. Now in its 63rd year, the 3-day public festival attracts over a million visitors and includes live entertainment, street parades and the time-honoured Moomba Masters water-ski tournament, with a central theme of community and fun running throughout. 

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Mantra at Sharks, Outstanding Apart fit-out

Pro Apart Install creates luxe entertainment precinct at Southport Sharks

Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast, Mantra on Sharks offers opulent, plush accommodation and corporate meeting rooms amongst countless dining and entertainment options in the Southport area. Prior to opening, hotel executives worked with David Walker from CoveMoon who, in consultation with Amber Technology, designed and implemented the audio plan for the Rooftop Bar, ground floor meeting rooms, VIP deck and reception area. transforming it into a world-class, multifunctional entertainment area. CoveMoon then went on to complete the installation of the project.

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Skygazer case study

Skygazer Band: Radial switches for live sets

Skygazer relies on trustworthy Radial switchers for smooth live sets 

Skygazer is a progressive rock band based in Perth, Western Australia, who have been creating unique, captivating and distinct music since 2013. From recording to producing and mixing, the band’s long list of expertise in various areas of music allows them to mix and create their albums completely in-house. Skygazer has built a reputation for their immersive, experiential and mechanically skilled live sets, combining light, sound and multimedia, setting them apart from bands with similar experience.

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Ipswich Civic Centre, Projector Upgrade

The Centre expands projector offerings by installing HIGHLite Laser II

The George Hogg Auditorium is the largest theatre and formal dining room in Ipswich, capable of seating up to 741 people. The Auditorium is renowned for its latest technology in audio-visual support, conference or theatre-style seating configurations and top-notch catering options.


The ageing video projector in the auditorium needed to be replaced. The Civic Centre technical staff also wanted to add different lens options to allow for a variety of projector placements and screen sizes, increasing their flexibility in their projection offerings to potential event customers.

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Macquarie Uni Surgical Skills Lab, 2018 inAVation Awards Finalist

Sharing revolutionary research with Gefen® Video Over IP Solutions

Macquarie University’s Surgical Skills Lab is used by the medical community to explore human anatomy. The University’s faculty set out to make its current research sharing system complete with camera-equipped medical stations, displays, speakers, and a central LCD display and projector, much easier to use. Iain Brew, Clinical AV & IT Coordinator at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, decided to enhance and expand the lab’s sharing capabilities by building an entirely new Gefen connectivity infrastructure.

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Southern Cross University, Lismore Studio A Upgrade

Music students get creative with new SSL AWS948

Southern Cross University, Lismore is located in one of the most creative regions in Australia with a vibrant creative community, plus a destination for artists performing at major festivals and recording at some of the most iconic studios in the region.  The Bachelor of Contemporary Music offers students the ability to develop traditional and digital musicianship skills.

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DPA test by Ivan Ordenes

DPA capsules put to the test live on breakfast television

Ivan Ordenes owner of Dubology Studios in Sydney is a DPA Microphones Master Club member.

Ivan was sure a test had to be done of the DPA Microphones d:facto Capsules. With Ivan’s access to Channel 7 studios in Sydney and its live music performances, as well as Ivan’s professional relationship with the artists, this was a great platform to put the DPA capsules to a rigorous true-life test.

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Australian National University, School of Music studio upgrade

DynAudio part of 21st century music experience

The Australian National University School of Music is a national leader in music education, based in Canberra.

The overall project objective was to build a new world-class recording facility. This required sourcing and installation of elite audio technologies for sign capturing (microphones), recording (mixing console, DAW), processing (outbound) and monitoring.

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TVNZ Studio Upgrade, New Zealand

Mixing for a new vision

Television New Zealand Limited, more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a government-owned national broadcaster, broadcasting in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.

Each day TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through multiple broadcast channels - TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE, TVNZ.co.nz and 1 NEWS NOW.

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New Home Construction, Residential Installation: Brisbane, Queensland

The ultimate in residential integration

Look & Listen are a Brisbane based company, specialising in integrated and automated technology.  They continuously look for smart solutions to deliver the ultimate in entertainment, comfort and security for their clients. 

This project was for a new architecturally designed residential home construction in Carina, Queensland which required high end installations throughout multiple zones in the house.

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Hunter TAFE, Tighes Hill: Music students get creative with new SSL Duality 48

Hunter TAFE Tighes Hill campus is home to the Regional Music Institute (RMI), Australia’s largest specialist regional music education provider offering a wide range of courses in sound, music and technical production. It is the only government-owned facility of this standard in NSW, with the only other facility of this nature in Australia in Brisbane.

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Adam Shiloah: Studio Acoustics Upgrade

Controlling the frequency response with Primacoustic treatment

Adam Shiloah is an Audio Engineer with a private recording studio located in Queensland. He was looking to improve the acoustics for the music production studio and mix room.

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Comet Bay College: Mandurah, WA

Optoma brightens up school auditorium

Comet Bay College is an independent public school for years 7-12. They recently completed phase one of a major technology upgrade, a refit of multiple projection systems in the secondary education facility; they are currently in the process of completing phase two, which involes the roll out of multiple interactive projectors to enhance the class room experience for the students.

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Miele Australia: Test Kitchen

Capturing Live Action in the Miele demo Kitchen

Miele is a high quality supplier of kitchen hardware and the designer of first-class architecture concepts. They required an AV solution in their Melbourne based test kitchen to allow them to project demonstrations to a large audience.

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Macquarie University: Virtual Reality (VR) Lab @ Simulation Hub

Virtually any Possibility with Digital Projection

The Macquarie University Simulation Hub houses a range of virtual reality environments in a single location, allowing University and industry experts to work together on research projects across a broad range of disciplines.

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Bridger Automation: Residential Distributed Audio

Spectacular Home Audio Visual Installation

Custom installer Bridger Automation on the Gold Coast specialise in residential and commercial automation systems as well as state of the art custom home theatres. Their client for this project was a home owner who required a complete audio solution throughout their home, both inside and out, as well as a custom-built home cinema room.

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Kinross Wolaroi School: DPA Chapel Audio System Upgrade

Vue Brings Audio to School Auditorium

Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange NSW is an independent, Uniting Church, co-educational, day and boarding school for K-12 students. The DPA Chapel is the school’s assembly and performance hall, used for performances by the school’s music and performing arts students, as well as assemblies and school celebrations.

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Sound Studio Upgrade: Avid Pro Tools HDX

Cheesegrater to Tank with Avid Pro Tools Upgrade

Dale Warren is a professional sound engineer working on television and film projects. He was looking to upgrade his audio mixing suite after getting a new Mac Pro and needed the upgrade to happen quickly and smoothly with minimal downtime to interrupt the projects he was currently working on.

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Projection for the Community

Helensvale Library, GCCC, Optoma Installation

Gold Coast City Council's Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre is a recently developed integrated facility featuring a library, divisional councillor's office, customer service centre and community centre.

The facilitiy has a 200 seat auditorium and black box theatre, rehearsal space, dance studio, visual arts room and a state of the art recording studio.  It is designed to generate a creative hub for individuals, groups and organisation in the community to share in various types of imaginative projects, including music, drama, dance, touring performaces and local talent.

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Creating a new room with a VUE

Orange Ex-Services Club, AV Upgrade

Orange Ex-Services Club is a community club located in rural NSW. The Coral Sea Room is the main function room of the Club, a 400 seat cabaret-style room catering for a wide variety of functions ranging from weddings and gala dinners through to meetings for the Club’s members.

The Coral Sea Room underwent a major refurbishment in October 2015, which included the installation of a new PA system for the room.

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Boutique AV transforms home theatre

From drab to the most amazing home cinema experience

Boutique AV are a Melbourne based custom installation company, providing world class home cinema and high quality audio visual solutions, security and technology services for residential and commercial projects.

Their client had an existing home cinema installed in their home, but they were not happy with the set-up, and engaged Boutique AV to develop a solution to modify and improve the room.

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Sky News mixes Business & Weather with Kahuna

Kahuna and VizRT integrate together

Australian News Channel (Sky News) is a leading news provider in the Australian and New Zealand market with multi-platform delivery of breaking news and headlines, business, sport and weather, as well as entertainment.

For this project Sky News required two new vision mixers for their Business and Weather channels, to be integrated seamlessly with the existing VizRT Mosart automation control system.

Kahuna 4800 vision mixers were selected as the best solution for this project.

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VUE Audiotechnik Sound Installation

WAAPA lecture theatre transformed

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) is one of Australia’s most prestigious performing arts institutions, recognised nationally and internationally for its graduates, with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.

An existing lecture theatre was converted into a performance space – The Music Box Theatre. The Music Box Theatre on the Mount Lawley campus of Edith Cowen University is used for contemporary jazz and modern rock performances by students and guest artists. The project needed to deliver the required sound results, whilst taking into account the impact on an adjacent lecture theatre and the limitations of the existing set up. 

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Optoma Projectors light up Miss Fisher's Costumes

Historic Rippon Lea mansion, Melbourne venue for exhibition

The National Trusts of Australia (NTA) are community-based, non-profit, non-government organisations committed to promoting and conserving Australia’s indigenous, natural, and historic heritage. The NTA (Victoria) is the producer behind the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition (MFMMCE) at the historic Rippon Lea mansion in Melbourne, Victoria. The exhibition features costumes and props from the popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries television program featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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Gefen KVM connects users to enable learning

Correctional Facility enable learning & recreational outcomes

A high security correction facility in Australia was installing an in-cell computer and video access system to allow education learning and controlled recreational activities for inmates. 110 centrally managed computers were needed to connect to a workstation comprising of a keyboard, screen, audio and mouse. The “in-cell” workstations needed to provide access to content, internet and additional facilities for remote learning and other activities. Access and availability needed to be centrally managed by correctional services staff based on the security and user requirements.

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Optoma emerges on VIVID 2014

Bringing e|MERGEnce 3D sculpture to life at VIVID Sydney

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas where art, technology and commerce intersect, held in May - June each year in the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. The event attracts more than one and a half million visitors over 18 days. The Buchan Group, an Australian-based international design practice, created the innovative interactive sculpture installation e|MERGEnce in 2014. e|MERGEnce was a 3D sculpted head rising from Martin Place that visitors could interact with in real time, creating a vision of sound, colour and lights. Optoma projectors were chosen to create the projection component of the installation and facilitate the visual interaction with visitors.

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