Martin Rush MH11 now Available

Events & Hire Manager Rob takes a look at the new Martin Rush MH11's now available to hire.

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Compassion Australia shines at Hillsong Conference

This year Compassion Australia once again called on Forefront to bring their marquee to life for Hillsong Conference held at Qudos Bank Arena.

Providing Nexo PS10’s used for the audio system provided crystal clear sound focused within the marquee, while the 6.5m x 3m LED screen, comprised of 78x Pixapanel Echelon 3 panels was the perfect vehicle to showcase Compassion Australia's message.

 

Equipment Used

Nexo PS10
78 x Pixapanel Echelon 3 LED panels


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PBR Australia hits Newcastle

Having been part of PBR’s event production for the last 7 years, The (Great Northern) Newcastle Invitational is a sentimental favourite, happening right here in our home town. This year saw a substantial increase in Forefront’s production footprint for the event, providing all the audio and lighting components, along with the usual LED screen for video reinforcement.

Former Lighting Director & Newly appointed PBR Production Manager, Michael “Simmo” Simpson, continues to look to Forefront as a one-stop-production-shop, having built a solid working relationship over years of reliable and professional service. The continuity of quality equipment and experience made for another spectacular event before a sell-out crowd in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Here is a few words the PBR team hadt osay about their partnership with Forefront.

Equipment Used

Audio

Nexo 18 x STM M28 line array cabinets
Nexo 8 x STM S118 sub cabinets
Nexo 6 x PS15r2 cabinets
Nexo NX4x4 amplification
Digico S31 console
Sennheiser G3 EW500 series Wireless microphones
Sennheiser G3 series In Ear Monitors

Lighting

GrandMA2 Light console
12 x Martin Mac Quantum LED Profile fixtures
8 x Martin Mac MH11 moving beam fixtures
8 x Martin Mac 101 moving wash fixtures
8 x GLP Impression 120rz Moving LED Wash fixtures
8 x Pixapanel Octastrobe LED Strobe FX

Video

7m x 4m Pixapanel T5 Led Video Panel Screen
2 x Pixapanel Novastar LED Processor
Ezicom Wired Comms system
ComStar Wireless Comms system   


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THE BELONGING CO. MAKING WAVES

By now you’ve probably heard the amazing songs by The Belonging Co. on their album ‘All The Earth’, which has gone global with millions of streams and being sung in churches around the planet! 

GET IT HERE >

Forefront has had the pleasure of playing a small part in The Belonging Co.'s journey. Find out more below.


The Belonging Co. is a church to watch in the USA, in fact it could well be the fastest growing church in the USA, with broad appeal to those who seek authenticity and the basic elements in action. Going from just 7 people in a home to in excess of 4,000 in just a few years, The Belonging Co.'s ethos is clearly appealing: "We desire encounter over entertainment, intimacy over industry, presence over presentation, people over position... And most of all JESUS over everything".

Being located in Nashville, Tennessee, The Belonging Co. has a huge amount of professional musicians, singers, songwriters and engineers in the makeup of regular attendees. Well known worship artists such as Henry Seeley, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Sarah Reeves and Lauren Daigle are all part of the volunteer team. Needless to say the music and audio quality is by default very impressive.

When it came time to upgrade the audio consoles and associated systems, The Belonging Co. turned to Forefront Productions for help.

Henry Seeley - Lead Pastor, The Belonging Co. :
Our church here in Nashville TN started quite organically a few years ago. When we first started, we only had the budget for a smaller, cheaper console. As we grew, we added a monitor console, and then later a console for our broadcast mix… but the entire system was based on a ‘budget’ framework that was limited to a maximum of 32 channels. 2 years in, we found ourselves in a place where we were maxing out our consoles and frustrated by the limitations of our current system.

Having known Nick Burns from Forefront Productions for many years, I reached out to see if he could design us a system that would suit not just our current needs, but also give us room to expand in the future. One of the things I’ve always loved about Nick is that he understands the challenges of church production, and the fact that most churches run primarily on a volunteer production team - something that can quickly turn awry without the right systems in place. After several conversations, we both felt a Digico infrastructure was going to be the best option, so we settled on SD8 consoles for FOH and monitors, and an S21 for our dedicated livestream / broadcast mix.

Having a volunteer audio team whose experience varies widely from touring crew to studio engineers to college students, we knew this would potentially be a stretch for some of our team. The install support and service we received from Forefront was second to none, and the time Nick spent training our team was absolutely invaluable. We also found the Digico was especially appealing to our team, given its ability to load Waves plugins directly on the console - something that helped a lot of our guys feel right at home.

The thing that is most impressive to me about Nick and the Forefront team is they’re not interested in selling a product - they are all about providing a service, and seeing the process right through to completion. Their knowledge of the products they install is extremely thorough, so you know you are getting the right gear for your specific scenario.

The fact that we were able to switch out our entire audio system - changing out 3 old consoles and stage racks for 3 completely new consoles and racks - all between our Sunday night and Tuesday night services is a testament to the exceptional service and support we received from Forefront. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new system!
Henry Seeley
Lead Pastor - thebelonging.co
 Henry Seeley // Lead Pastor

Henry Seeley // Lead Pastor

The Belonging Co currently meets at Rocketown in the heart of Nashville, where some of the limitations of the space, coupled with the growth of the church has led to the need of an LED wall, to enable full view of video content at size, location and brightness that wouldn’t be possible any other way.

The Belonging Co turned to Forefront Productions for advice and supply of the Pixapanel LED wall.

“The Belonging Co are able to use the Pixapanel DX3 to create virtually limitless options, often including a main wall section, vertical columns, and an overhead centre strip dedicated to song lyrics.  It’s a really affordable but high-spec product” said Forefront principal, Nick Burns.

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The PREMIOS REDENCIÓN AWARDS - New York NY USA

The Premios Redención Awards were held on Broadway at the Playstation Theatre. Forefront Principal Nick Burns was on hand mixing front of house for Israel Houghton & New Breed who headlined the evening.

Travelling with one of Forefront’s mobile Waves audio racks, complete with Waves Extreme server, DiGiGrid MGB, Smaart Live software & interface, setup of the supplied DiGiCo console and optimisation of the in-house speaker system was quick & easy.

Equipment Used

DiGiCo SD9
Waves Soundgrid Extreme Server
Digigrid MGB
Smaart Live
Smaart io


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LED Screen for The Store redevelopment in Newcastle

Local or national, we have the big LED screens to bring your event to life

Forefront supplied an LED screen for the NSW Government, Doma Group announcement for plans for redevelopment of The Store in Newcastle West. 

Our Pixapanel 4x2.5m LED screen made up of 28 pieces of Pixapanel Echelon 3mm panel provided an interactive backdrop for the press coverage.


EQUIPMENT USED

Pixapanel Echelon (E3) LED Video Panels


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LOUIS VUITTON TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION - MELBOURNE

Forefront are honoured to be part of the Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition currently on display at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne. 

To mark Louis Vuitton's presence in Oceania for over thirty years, Melbourne is the first destination in the region to host Time Capsule.

Forefront have supplied premium Pixapanel LED Video Screens used to showcase the history of Louis Vuitton.


TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE ARE POSTING #lvtimecapsule


EQUIPMENT USED

Pixapanel Echelon (E3) LED Video Panels
Coolux Media Servers
Forefront / Pixapanel LED Control System


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1330 REASONS FOR DIGICO

Church@1330 in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is a vibrant, growing church with a multipurpose centre that is also utilised by the surrounding community for varied functions and events.

1330 Associate Pastor Trent Young approached Forefront for assistance in choosing an audio console upgrade solution that would suit their varied needs.

In the end a DiGiCo SD12 was selected and implemented with great results.

We started looking for a replacement to our ageing Yamaha M7 approx 12mths ago. We had a key number of must haves in our considerations.

Our 700 seat auditorium is used for both Sunday church services, as well as operating as part of our full time conference facility. We have lots of functions of vary types from school musicals to corporate presentations. We needed the flexibility for various types of events and varying levels of operators. We don’t have a staff tech personnel so Sundays need to be simple to reset.

We really wanted a stage soft patch solution to minimise set/reset times and to increase reliability.

We needed the system to flip between dual (FOH & Mon) and single operators depending on the situation.

We considered multiple consoles and after discussion of our scope with Forefront, felt that the Digico SD12 ticked all the boxes.

We have installed multiple DiGiCo Racks with most of our stage permanently patched for both inputs and outputs.

The dual solo busses on the SD12, coupled with an iPad Pro allow us to have a fully separate monitor operator but quickly flip back to a single operator from the SD12 surface, if required.

The extensive onboard routing & matrixing, has allowed us to do customised stage & tech comms and all the various building feeds required.

We are able to do all we need and more.

Being new to Digico, our team has picked it up really quickly and it sounds great!

Nick at Forefront was exceptional in supporting us through the sales process and then onsite with training for our team.

We are looking forward to having this incredible resource for our church and conference venue.
— Trent Young - Associate Pastor Church @ 1330

Equipment Used

1x  DiGiCo SD12
1x  DiGiCo D2 Rack
1x  DiGiCo D-Rack
1x  DiGiCo LBB


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Life Church Brisbane New Pixapanel LED Panels

In the words of Life Church Brisbane "We are loving them!".

Life Church Brisbane recently purchased Package B from our Pixapanel Plug + Play Packages. This gave them 4m x 2.5 of high quality LED panel to get creative with on stage as you can see from the images below.

To take a closer look at our Plug + Play packages CLICK HERE


EQUIPMENT USED

40x Pixapanel LED Video Panels


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Enjoy Church Summit 2018 GOES WITH PIXAPANEL

Forefront once again had the privilege of serving Enjoy Church for their annual Enjoy Summit.

Enjoy recently purchased a full inventory of our Pixapanel LED video panels.

The Summit featured notable speakers Shane Baxter, Georgie Baxter, John Bevere & Phil Pringle.


EQUIPMENT USED

Pixapanel Intelli LED Video Panels
Martin Quantum Profile Moving Head Lights
Martin Rush MH3 Beam Moving Head Lights
Martin Mac101 Wash Moving Head Lights
Fusion Bars
Pixapanel Octastrobe LED
GLP Impression Wash Moving Head Lights
GrandMA2 Light Console
GrandMA2 Ultralite Console
NExo STM S118 Subs
Nexo NX4X4 Amplifiers / Processors
Waves Multirack & Waves Extreme Server


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