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WELCOME TO FILTER 12
WELCOME TO FILTER 12

Low and behold: spoken in our spookiest of voices… we’re back.

Just when thought Filter had dropped off the face of… the um, Internet, we are back with a bumper issue to thrill you all and give you the latest from these here parts. It has been a big few months with lots of DiGiCo action and a stack of news in Nexo Geo D land. These guys are doing great guns, with a wide range of production companies adopting the latest Nexo technology for tours and installs..

Also new products are on the way, with a few names heading to the GT camp, namely Adam Audio (see two articles), Radian and an exciting range of Optical Fibre product from LightViper. Keep your eyes open in future editions, as we lay down some reviews for your consumption.

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LightViper: Sound at the Speed of Light
LightViper: Sound at the Speed of Light

Now available from Group Technologies is the LightViper brand of Fibre Optics for the Pro-Audio industry. The LightViper range includes Optical Snake Products, Breakout Cables, Fibre Cable and a range of Accessories to complement the line up…

Looking good & sounding great
Equilibrium Drinks a Toast to Nexo
Equilibrium Drinks a Toast to Nexo

Equilibrium Hotel is located in World Square; right in the heart of Sydney CBD’s fastest growing area. The venue, designed by Thomas Bucich, incorporates Equilibrium Bar, Trust Vodka Lounge and the Terrazza function room. Recently, Rutledge Engineering was contracted to supply and install the audio, lighting and audiovisual elements to the Equilibrium Bar and the Trust Vodka Lounge situated upstairs, choosing to install Nexo…

 
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ART… Now that’s music for your ears
ART… Now that’s music for your ears

Get ready to dump just about everything you know about studio monitors, because now available in Australia is the entire range of Adam Audio. These are German designed and built studio monitors that will turn any studio into the audio equivalent of the Garden of Eden. This is Adam…

Looking good & sounding great
Lucky Coq gets lucky with RCF Acustica
Lucky Coq gets lucky with RCF Acustica

Lucky Coq is a new retro-fashionable nightclub venue with multiple audio environments and hosts a wide variety of acts when it comes to entertainment. The music spaces change, but the big overriding benefit demonstrated by the sound system can be summed up in one word – consistency. Read about how the RCF Acustica helps achieve this consistency…

Looking good & sounding great
Tom Allen goes for D5-Live
Tom Allen goes for D5-Live

Australia’s youngest D1 owner, Tom Allen, recently took possession of a brand new DiGiCo D5 56-EX-Live digital mixing console to add to his existing DiGiCo D1 console. At 24, this now gives Tom the title of the world’s youngest D5-Live owner…

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Radian Rocks at GT
Radian Rocks at GT

Some news that kind of got swept under the rug was the announcement of Group Technologies as the Australian distributor of Radian Audio. Based in Southern California, Radian Audio Engineering is a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and speaker components for permanent installed and touring live sound applications…

On Location
 
Geo D: on the road with Shannon Noll
Geo D: on the road with Shannon Noll

One of the first uses of the new Nexo Geo D system in Australia was in the Geelong Arena for a night of oz-rock royalty from the new prince of the genre, Mr. Shannon Noll. The Geo D rig was recently purchased by Queensland’s Wild Gravity to be used as an addition to its existing Geo S rig and so far has not failed to impress all who stand before it…

 
     
 
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  Nexo Charms the Irish at Mean Fiddler
Nexo Charms the Irish at Mean Fiddler

Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation The Mean Fiddler in the Sydney suburb of Rouse Hill blends Australian tradition with Irish charm. The renovations bring in a contemporary element whilst complimenting the existing history. The venue’s Nexo Geo S sound system was installed by Rutledge Engineering and successfully managed to fit the brief and comply with sound requirements…

 
     
 
- The birth of the array
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  Line up for the RCF line array
Line up for the RCF line array

Open any audio magazine these days and one thing you will see is a lot of speaker box advertisements. The next thing you will notice is the number of point source array boxes that have been replaced by Line Array speaker adverts. Before you say not another one check out this interesting box from RCF’s TT+ range, the TTL33a Line Array…

 
     
 
On Location
 
  Nexo Rocks Hard with Rock Legend Lobby Lloyd
Nexo Rocks Hard with Rock Legend Lobby Lloyd
 

On Tuesday 29 August 2006 a good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll benefit gig was staged at Melbourne’s Palace for a true legend of the Aus-rock scene, Lobby Lloyd, who is currently battling with lung cancer. It was a night chock-full of old rockers rocking as hard as they ever did, and all through a rocking Nexo Geo T

     
 
On Location
 
  DiGiCo counts in Telstra’s corporate band rehearsals
DiGiCo counts in Telstra’s corporate band rehearsals
 

Recently Filter witnessed a promotional gig by the Telstra staff band, One Click, One Touch, to test new material in the foyer of its Melbourne Headquarters in Lonsdale Street. Advanced Audio sent in their DiGiCo and Nexo big guns to simulate as much as possible the big gig environment…

     
 
Technology Update
 
  It’s ART according to Adam Audio
It’s ART according to Adam Audio
 

At first glance an Adam studio monitor has a “funny looking” top-end transducer. We have seen electrostatic and ribbon-looking transducers before, but unless you have previously heard the name Dr Oskar Heil, don’t confuse this with your garden-variety ribbon tweeter. Read on to discover the ins, outs and in-betweens of the technology behind Adam’s ART tweeter…

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