VIVE CHURCH Conference - San Francisco USA

Australian church planters Adam & Keira Smallcombe hosted their second annual VIVE Conference at the Regency Ballroom in the heart of San Francisco.  The conference hosted special guest speaker Robert Made and worship artist Mack Brock.

VIVE Church is a vibrant fast growing church with 4 campuses around the Bay area and now the addition of a new international campus in Rome, Italy.

Forefront have been looking after the technical requirements of VIVE Church since its inception, and we were again on hand for the production elements of this year’s conference.

The design for this year included brand new Pixapanel TK3.9 LED video panels, which were delivered to VIVE ahead of conference.  These new LED panels are fast to erect, with the highest image presentation quality.

Here is a few words from PS Adam Smallcombe about working with Forefront.

Equipment Used

Pixapanel TK3.9 LED video panels
Nexo GeoM10 line array speakers
DiGiCo SD9 digital audio console
DiGiCo S31 digital audio console
Sennheiser 2000 series wireless microphones
Sennheiser 500 series wireless microphones
Sennheiser 300 series wireless in-ear monitors
Elation Cuepix LED blinders
GLP X4S LED moving head wash
Clay Paky Mythos hybrid moving heads
Chauvet Rogue RH1 hybrid moving heads
GrandMA2 Lite console



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


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.


Pixapanel Echelon (E3) LED Video Panels



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.



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



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



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


40x Pixapanel LED Video Panels



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.


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


Chapel Sessions - 2017

Forefront was delighted to once again present Chapel Sessions in September 2017 with BJ Putnam along with his wife Melody and band.

BJ is a highly talented worship leader, songwriter and producer. His songs can be found on many albums including Israel Houghton’s latest Grammy Award winning release ‘Alive in Asia’, Darlene Zschech’s ‘Revealing Jesus’ and other favourites like ‘More and More’.  BJ can be routinely found leading worship at churches such as  Lakewood Church with Joel Osteen.

BJ & wife Melody reside in Phoenix, Arizona attending their local church of more than 18 years, where they pastor the worship team under Senior Pastor Michael Maiden.

2017 saw Chapel Sessions take place in two locations - Newcastle and Melbourne. Newcastle attendees were lucky enough to also have local heroes VERSES as part of the Newcastle session. Masterclasses were held at the Melbourne sessions offering small focused groups led by BJ, his band members as well as Forefront's senior staff.

CRC Churches International Conference

CRC Churches International Conference 2017 was held in Adelaide with Forefront providing audio, lighting and LED video systems.

Held over three days, the conference attracted attendees from throughout Australia and around the globe.

Forefront also provided audio and lighting engineers, ensuring a great result whilst doubling as a support and training opportunity for church volunteers.


Nexo STM M46 Line Array
Nexo STM M28 Line Array
Nexo STM S118 Subs
Nexo STM PS15 Speaker Elements
Nexo NXAMP4x4 Processor / Amplifiers
Digico SD8 Digital Mixer
Digico SD9 Digital Mixer
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Mics
Sennheiser 300 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitors
DPA 4066 Head Worn Mics
Comstar Wireless Comms / Talkback
Pixapanel LED Video Panels
Martin MH3 Beam Moving Heads
Martin MAC101 LED Moving Heads
Pixapanel Pixastrips
GrandMA 2 Light Console