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Tomas Hills

Bass player / Tom shares his experience using Warwick basses for gigs and recording sessions.

Tomas has been playing music for the last decade working through guitar, piano, drums before finally finding his home on the bass.

As bass player for Sydney punk rock band “The Kids” Tom has recorded both in Australia and the USA and performed several shows at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. In the studio Tom is known as “One Take Tommy” for his ability to learn and get the tracks down in minimal time making him an in demand session bassist.

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Kade Turner

Bassist / Audio engineer

Kade Turner is a passionate bassist from the Dandenong Ranges, in Melbourne, Australia.

Being a natural musician, Kade started playing drums at age 12. After breaking his right leg at age 16, Kade picked up the bass guitar.

Kade’s passion for playing and audio engineering have led him onto many stages and recording studios, playing with multiple bands, and collaborating on custom bass builds.

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Curly Hendo Musician, bass player, touring musician

The Artist shares her experience using the Sadowsky range

Born in Sydney, Australia, Curly (Emma Henderson) was greatly inspired by a school music teacher early

on and began her journey in music supported by a passionate, supportive environment. From day one she was taught within the Rockschool framework, completing all grades with distinction.

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Cam Trewin - FOH | Mixing Engineer | Tour Manager | Producer

The artist shares his experience using the SSL UF8

Cam Trewin has been in the music industry for almost two decades. Trewin started out at Joe Camelleri’s (The Black Sorrows, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons) Woodstock Studios in St Kilda where he started out as an assistant engineer. Trewin worked with artists such as John Butler Trio, Ross Wilson, Tim Rogers, Pete Murray, Saskwatch and Kingswood. 

Trewin then started to do more live engineering alongside studio work. Part-time in-house engineer at The Esplanade Hotel was a massive opportunity to work alongside international acts such as Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys) through to De La Soul.

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Rhys Warden and Rockboard by Warwick*

The artists shares his experience using Rockboard*.

Music has always been part of Rhys Warden’s life, from young age he was fascinated by Michael Jackson’s hits, dreaming of being in control of the stage, just like Jimmy Page did with Led Zeppelin.

His great taste for music, talent and passion have led to him becoming the accomplished musician he is today.
Rhys is a lead singer , guitarist and performer across a variety of different formats.

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SSL and Michael Shanahan

Audio Engineer - Deluxe Audio

Michael Shanahan is a live sound engineer with more than 15 years’ experience, working with Australian artists such as The Living End, Tame Impala, The Rubens and Kate Miller Heidke. Michael is also the Managing Director of Deluxe Audio who specialise in live audio concert production and corporate AV.

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Sam McAinch - Bassist

On this case study Sam shares his story and experience using Warwick* and Radial Engineering gear

Sam is a freelance bassist with most of his work coming from the corporate/cover band scene. Whilst being hired by many different artists he gets to play a variety of gigs including weddings, corporate events, festivals and pubs.

Sam is currently using several brands that Amber Technology distributes in Australia. There are a number of situations where he is required to de-tune his bass. This is where Warwick has an advantage over his other basses.


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Rockboard* Musician Daniel Romano shares his experience using the Warwick Rockboard Quad 4.2 with Module 1

Daniel Romano has been working in the Melbourne entertainment scene for around 20 years. Currently he is working with a cover band called “Adam12” who are doing 3 to 4 shows a week. He also has an original band called “Welcome to the Numb”, they are in the process of releasing a new EP which they recorded with producer Peter Reggie Bowman.



Christian Nativo

Freelance Drummer and Educator, Social Media Demonstration Videos for Endorsement Companies

Christian Nativo is a freelance drummer and educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Christian has studied at The Victorian College of the Arts (Improvisation), regularly performing in Jazz quartets and big bands. During his studies, Christian was also giving drum lessons, playing in original bands touring all around Australia and doing studio sessions.



David Stratton shares his experience when using Radial's DI on many gigs and shows

Freelance Bassist – Electric and Double Bass 

David Stratton is a professional musician and director who has been involved in production, direction, supervision, consultancy, arranging and composing services to
the music industry for over 30 years. As a bassist, Stratton has participated in hundreds of recordings for T.V. and radio themes and jingles for campaigns including Coke, Snickers, Anti-Smoking Campaign, Sustagen, Do The Right Thing, P&O Cruises to name a few.

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Mahmood Khan represents an exclusive rare breed of singer/songwriters to emerge out of Asia

Thank you for making such a reliable and clear sounding machine. I no more worry about how my music sounds and focus on my performance

Mahmood Khan represents an exclusive rare breed of singer/songwriters to emerge out of Asia who, amongst extreme difficulties, kept their art alive and dedicated a lifetime to celebrate the resilience and adaptability of the human spirit.

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Deluxe Audio, Southbank, Radial Engineering's JDX-48

Deluxe Audio in South Melbourne uses the Radial JDX-48 Amplifier Direct Box on tour with Motorace

Deluxe Audio is a Melbourne based supplier of high-quality live concert audio production and studio equipment. From premium equipment to premium service, their philosophy is to provide their customers with what they need and when they need it a stress-free manner.

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Mega Music Store, Myaree, Primacoustic London Packs

Mega Music Store in Myaree installs Primacoustic London Pack kit to reduce noise interference

Myaree’s Mega Music Store is situated in the heart of Perth, Western Australia. The well-known store specialises in drum reskinning and servicing, guitar restringing and setups and PA installations.  Recently, Mega Music created a purpose-built room to be used for the production of product videos and photos. 

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Modern Musician, Primacoustic Stratus Panels

Music store Modern Musician installs Primacoustic to treat new showroom

Well-known Tasmanian music store Modern Musician has built a solid reputation since its inception in 2008, for selling superior quality equipment and offering the expertise needed to get the most out of your instrument.  With an impressive 300 square metres of showroom, they don’t just sell instruments, their in-store service department repairs and tunes them too. 

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Jim Nash, Musician and Educator

Musician and educator Jim Nash adds 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 amped up his electronic drum kits to play backing tracks during his lessons.

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Intavent, for Moomba Festival

Events company Intavent harnesses the performance of Neutrik 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. 

*Note: Neutrik products featured in this case study are no longer available.

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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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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 Microphones* 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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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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Kinross Wolaroi School: DPA Chapel Audio System Upgrade


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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