January saw ARIA award winning artist, Gotye (Wally de Backer) performing at Melbourne’s National Theatre. The capacity event received rave reviews with sensational performances, an intricate light show and a world class sound system.
Montor City took the reigns with Event Equipment Melbourne supplying the kit utilising a Nexo Geo S12 and RS15 rig groundstacked. In total the setup comprised of 5 x S1210’s per side, 3 x RS15’s per side and 1 x S1230 positioned at the center of the stage.
For FOH, a DiGiCo SD9 was used with Stuart Padbury at the helm.
Above: The SD9 at FOH.
Matt Dufty was the system tech for the night and Ade Barnard took the role of Production Manager/Monitor Engineer using a DiGiCo SD8.
Above: Ade Barnard with the SD8.
Gotye’s star has been rising over the past few years and there’s little wonder as to why. His ecclectic blend of rock has earned him a dedicated fanbase who are most discerning when it comes to his signature sound. With that in mind, the Nexo/DiGiCo combination along with the highly skilled engineers from Monitor City created a winning formula which impressed punters, managers and Gotye alike.
Above: A Fast Filling National Theatre with Keen Punters.
By utilising Nexo’s NS-1 Speaker Emulation software, a suitable rig was eaily spec’d which delivered even coverage throughout the venue maximising efficiency and effectiveness.
Above: A Snapshot of the National Theatre Rig Using the NS-1 Emulation Software.