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IJS Make Ocean Thunder

Just about everybody associated with concert audio in Australia will be familiar with Queensland's IJS Concert Sound. From the Gimpy Muster to large-scale corporate production, and loads of Queensland concert venues, IJS has been very active in Queensland and Northern NSW.

The IJS audio tentacles have been slowly moving south and in more recent times, a new branch–IJS Logistics NSW–has opened in the Sydney northern beaches suburb of sunny Brookvale, and managing this developing enterprise in Sydney is none other than Jay Van Lieshout.

IJS Sydney’s Jay Van Lieshout
IJS Sydney’s Jay Van Lieshout

In keeping with the variety of shows IJS is called upon to logistisize (a recently invented jargon word meaning “to production manage”), IJS maintain an audio inventory to cover a wide spectrum of performance environments. One very well used tool in the toolbox is the new RCF Art series. “The great thing about the RCF art boxes is their versatility”, comments Jay. “One minute they’re a production box supporting a big PA and the next, they’re strung in a line at a festival or corporate show”.

An example of a recent event is the Ocean Thunder gig on Dee Why Beach. But let’s hear it from Jay himself. Try and keep up now; “Here are some RCF Pics… The gig is called Ocean Thunder and it’s a surfboat-racing event on Dee Why Beach… I use 12x RCF 325a for music playback and commentary via radio mic… Even though the set up is on sand dunes, the light weight of the 325s makes it an easy in and out, so I have plenty of time to catch some sun and watch the race”. Nice work, if you can get it.

Sun, sand, surfboats and RCF boxes. Clever design means they won’t go thermal in the middle of an outdoor summer show
Sun, sand, surfboats and RCF boxes. Clever design means they won’t go thermal in the middle of an outdoor summer show

The only thing faster than the set up is the load out. Not long ago a job like this would have needed a crew and a truckload of gear
The only thing faster than the set up is the load out. Not long ago a job like this would have needed a crew and a truckload of gear

IJS logistics also are pretty happy with their RCF 4PRO series composite boxes. “These compact timber flyable powered boxes are as fast to get running as an Art box with a lot more output. They sound fantastic on their own and need minimum EQ”, says Jay. IJS also has a large number of RCF Art boxes in their Brisbane hire inventory. In fact, IJS was one of the first companies to get on board with the new system and now it’s paying dividends with reliability and versatility. With this growth curve, it’s only a matter of time before IJS is coming to a town near you.

And RCF don’t just have the best plastic boxes, this self powered RCF 4PRO mini production system can maintain 134 dB and is as quick to set up as a plastic box system
And RCF don’t just have the best plastic boxes, this self powered RCF 4PRO mini production system can maintain 134 dB and is as quick to set up as a plastic box system

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