Gotye Rocks with Nexo & DiGiCo

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.

SD9 at FOH

 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.

Ade Barnard on the SD8 for Monitors

 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.

Ade Barnard on the SD8 for Monitors

 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.

NS-1 Simulation of National Theatre Rig


 Above: A Snapshot of the National Theatre Rig Using the NS-1 Emulation Software.

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