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Pro Light & Sound rock hard with RCF and Airbourne

Rock is the new black, well actually black has always been black, and rock… well it’s back and still black. Now that people are back in black and soaking up the current crop of rock acts doing their rock thing, we are seeing more production companies having to ensure they can adequately cover the needs of a good old-fashioned guitar band. At a recent performance, from new rock darlings Airbourne, Melbourne’s DJ nightclub specialists Pro Light & Sound proved they have the experience and gear to help put on a rock solid show.

For those about to rock… Airbourne live at the Beat magazine annual Christmas BBQ
For those about to rock… Airbourne live at the Beat magazine annual Christmas BBQ

The event was the Beat magazine, annual Christmas outdoor BBQ, attended to by a near endless supply of the greats (and near-greats) in the media, music and fashion industries. Always a top event, and this year attended by fashion label Wrangler to shoot video footage and do a photo shoot for a new range of rock-inspired clothing.

The morning of the event was looking dangerously ominous as the heavens decided to bucket down cats, dogs and numerous other four-legged domestic beasts. As we all know the show must go on, and with no plan B for wet whether conditions, Pro Light & Sound braved the hazards and set up for this annual outdoor event. Then, typical of Melbourne weather, the rain stopped ten minutes after unloading the truck and the rest of the day cleared to a fine day suitable for the indulging consumption of alcohol and BBQ fare.

A shot across the crowd toward the stage at the Beat Christmas BBQ
A shot across the crowd toward the stage at the Beat Christmas BBQ

In the volume department, true to form, the RCF 4PRO 6001 set-up once again proved their mettle by supplying a whopping big dynamic sound that was heard clearly two blocks away! The sound engineers from both Airbourne and Inches were more than happy with the sound produced by the fully processed, powered boxes – in your face vocals, sibilant high hats and cracking drums with plenty of “doof”; All from a box system that is only slightly bigger than a driveway hire PA. “It just shows how versatile these monsters really are” said Stav, “the on-board compressors were definitely working, yet the on-board processing still allowed the dynamic range”. Pro Light & Sound uses Camco Tecton amps for powering-up the the bottom end.

Earlier in the day (showing the RCF set-up) at the Beat magazine annual Christmas BBQ
Earlier in the day (showing the RCF set-up) at the Beat magazine annual Christmas BBQ

Highlights of the event were K-Oscillate, an awesome Drum and Bass act, and the much spoken about Airbourne. Everyone was blown away at how great the band was and it’s fantastic to see such a great, true-to-form rock band, where lead singer climbs on speaker stacks and rocks out on his guitar. Pro Light & Sound proves their versatility while the RCF 4Pro system proved its Rock-ability.

The PL&S boys during set up of the gig
The PL&S boys during set up of the gig

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