WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO AT CORTON AUDIO...
See some of the past services and case studies below...
Happy New Year 2021
From all of the team at Corton Audio we would like to personally wish all our valued clients, customers and suppliers a very happy and safe New Year. We look forward to working with you all over the coming 12-months and wish you and your families all the very best.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Business Statement - Corton Audio
Please find a copy of our current and past business official statements from Corton Audio regarding the COVID-19.
Released: 19th March 2020.
By: B Corken
Please contact our office if you wish to discuss services and solutions during this period of the COVID-19 virus.
P: (03) 5821 7017
Word & Mouth Presents - Nerdmania 2019
For the past five years Nerdmania's biggest regional pop culture event has been a huge hit. This year it featured over 1,400 attendees! The event has been developed by Word & Mouth since its beginning!
Our role here at this event is complete production and event solutions covering audio, wireless integration, electrical distribution, power site management, vision, screens and crewing. Covering the 100m x 25m site.
The event takes four days from a load-in, event and out perspective.
Featuring various components of equipment some of which are listed below:
FOH: Dynacord Powered Single 3-way
Venue Audio: 8x RCF 12” & Horn
Amps for venue audio: Crown I-tech
Wireless: Shure & Sennheiser - handhelds and headsets.
Cabled/specific mics: Shure
Consoles: Soundcraft Digital x3
Digital remote control: Soundcraft
Vision: Blackmagic, LG & NEC
Power and distribution: All sites
Total event (inc load-in/out) days: 4
Photo Credit: River Daze Facebook 2019.
River Daze Festival in 2019...
Riverdaze Festival held in Barham in March of 2019 was a massive hit! We were the chosen production supplier for the event with our system consisting of:
FOH Console: Soundcraft Vi 2000
Monitor Console: Soundcraft Performer 3
Stage Rack: Soundcraft Mini Stage Box 32 (with our designed and built split)
FOH run: Power, Cat 5 MADI and DMX.
Monitor system: Crown powered VRX 915M's with Dynacord Madras Drum Fill.
In Fill FOH: JBL PRX
FOH Speakers: JBL VERTEC 4888 (Ground stacked array)
FOH Subs: JBL SRX 728S
FOH Processing: Crown/JBL internal V5 Processing
FOH Amplifiers: Crown 4x3500 HD
Wireless: Shure ULXD B58 / Sennheiser 100
Power: 2 x 32A Cee-form Distribution units.
Drum Mic's: Sennehiser 9/600
Guitar Amps: Sennheiser 9/600
Vocal Mic's: Shure Beta 58A
Stands: K&M, Other.
DI's: Radial Pro
Vehicle Transport: Mercedes Sprinter Vans x 2
Headlining Acts: Russell Morris, Mental As Anything.
Corton Audio and our business investment in Harman branded products...
Corton Audio have invested heavily in production equipment and technology assets that suit the needs of our clients and meet the harsh environments in which we work day after day! We invest in equipment that works as hard as we do and research heavily in equipment that can withstand the harshest touring and entertainment conditions here in southern Australia.
Corton Audio proudly boast we are one of the few production companies to have a complete system line of Harman Professional Solutions family products used day after day, night after night in all conditions from indoor club venues to festivals, corporate settings to hire inventory.
Currently we are not supported, endorsed or sponsored by Harman or from any of the Harman family of brands.
Our systems bring together all of the Harman line solutions beginning at the Soundcraft console range, via data (MADI) to our Soundcraft Digital Stage box's to dbx Professional system processors, out into Crown amplifiers and back out into complete two, three or four way JBL Professional FOH loudspeaker systems and back through JBL VRX foldback speaker cabinets to some of Australia's (and the worlds) most seasoned touring performers, artists and musicians.
At Corton Audio we continue to push the boundaries on Harman products, use them to meet the needs of various entertainment and corporate setting clients and are committed to supporting Harman based products in Australia.
Our current Inventory boasts hundreds of thousands of dollars in Harman product investment.
To talk to us about our investment in Harman Professional Solution's products please talk to Corton Audio manager via email: .
At Corton Audio we have lead the way within the GV with state of the art funeral and church service solutions to meet the needs of funeral directors, families and churchs for over 10-years. With the ever growing need for specialist audio visual solutions for the funeral and church industry we have stepped forward where many others have not into a new and challenging path!
Our team have developed service solutions for all attendance sizes, beliefs and budgets, producing flawless solutions for our clients week after week. We have worked hard to develop packages that work! When it comes time to celebrate the life of a loved one, count on Corton Audio to make the audio visual aspect happen!
We cater for all funeral service requirements including church consultation, live feed video, real-time audio reproduction, sound/audio solutions, PA systems of all sizes, specialist lighting and casket highlighting, slide show presentations, video, switching and video production with some of the most experienced funeral audio visual operators in the area you can be sure we lead the way with solutions to meet all demands!
Read more here:
Corton Audio and why we lead the way with funeral audio reproduction and funeral service solutions...
Corton Audio invest in Crown HD Amplifiers
Corton Audio have recently invested heavily in Crown I-Tech HD 4x3500 Amplifiers.
We now stock these professional quality, high-output amplifiers... It's ready to rock! Chosen by us at Corton Audio for Crown's ability to put four amplifier modules in such a small footprint.
These amps feature JBL V5 tuning's for use with our JBL Vertec line array system for the complete V5 experience! No one does rock and roll better then JBL and Harman we don't think! JBL, Powered by Crown, Soundcraft mixing consoles... We offer the complete Harman package solution to your touring needs!
V5 tunings are completely locked, No we don't touch anything... we simply plug in signal, set the tuning's in the amplifier to match the elements being used and out to the speaker... You can be sure our system is running to optimum V5 processing and settings.
Careers Day Out 2018
For the sixth year, Corton Audio has partnered with Careers Day Out 2018 in providing services for a massive day in the GV. The day features vendors from all areas of business, training organisations and universities to assist the community with finding job opportunities, careers and future study.
About Careers Day Out:
Careers Day Out aim is to provide regional students currently undertaking Year 10, with the opportunity to discover the diverse range of careers, education, pathways and employment available across the region.
Now in its 20th consecutive year, Careers Day Out provides students with the opportunity to explore and interact with exhibitors, participate in career orientated activities and hear first hand from those in the industry through industry focused presentations.
Careers Day Out also incorporates the Nyuwandan Gatjabak Indigenous Careers Day to provide more opportunities for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students to engage and connect with local training providers, employers and industry groups.
Our team took care of complete site power (including consultation, distribution & management), site electrical testing & tagging, site audio reproduction, vendor and venue audio visual systems, wireless system management, crew and operation.
Photo credits - Careers Day Out 2018 Facebook Page.
It’s been a massive week behind the scenes of Word and Mouth’s - CarnEvil 2018... We’re really privileged to be a small part of the event held over two nights in May 2018 taking care of the complete technical production for the event. In, two shows and out all in a week!
We provided various services including theatre style lighting, intelligent lighting, various atmospheric effects, air powered effects, complete soundscape audio, scene specific audio, rigging and truss infrastructure, complete crew & operation.
We pushed the boundaries (working alongside Word and Mouth) on what is possible with technology and equipment, using name brand gear to turn an empty venue space into a complete show and event!
A day to celebrate women & women achievements across the globe and on an international scale is something we believe should be celebrated every day. The International Women's Day held in Shepparton was a fantastic evening celebrating Women. We provided an extensive audio visual system for the complete event including both visual, projection, screens and audio components.
International Women's Day
Barham - Riverdaze!
Corton Audio were the chosen production provider for the event - Barham Riverdaze Festival featuring numerous artists and bands across the afternoon we provided complete audio production & operation with both FOH and monitor consoles and operators, system technicians and stage technician. Event headlined by The Voices - Reece Mastin, Taxiride’s Jason Singh, Choirboys Mark Gable, Dale ryder - boom crash opera..
Swan Hill Food & Wine 2018!
We were asked to provide audio production for the 2018 Swan Hill Food & Wine festival... Event headlined by Ross Wilson. Our project team provided complete audio production including:
FOH Cabinets: JBL SRX
Subwoofer Cabinets: JBL SRX
Amplifiers: Crown 4x3500 HD
Foldback cabinets: JBL VRX 915M, Dynacord Madras, M15 Dynacord Madras M18
Consoles: Soundcraft Vi 2000 (FOH & Monitors)
Multicore: Madi over cat5
Microphones/IEM: A mixture of both AKG, Sennheiser 900 series & Shure Beta series & Sennheiser IEM 300 series in ear monitors.
External Processing: dbx 260
Photo credited: Pioneer Settlement.
Rock Fest Broken Hill 2017!
We were asked to provide audio production for the 2017 Rock Fest in Broken Hill! A warm day with acts including Shannon Noll, Daryl Braithwaite, Chocolate Starfish, Reece Mastin & others. We provided complete audio production including:
FOH Cabinets: JBL Vertec 4888 Elements
Subwoofer Cabinets: JBL SRX 728S
Amplifiers: Crown 4x3500 HD
Foldback cabinets: JBL VRX 915M, Dynacord Madras, M15 Dynacord Madras M18
Consoles: Soundcraft Vi 2000 (FOH), Soundcraft Si Performer 3 (Monitors)
Multicore: Madi over cat5
Microphones/IEM: A mixture of both AKG, Sennheiser 900 series & Shure Beta series, as well as wireless ULXD units from Shure & Sennheiser IEM 300 series in ear monitors.
External Processing: dbx 4800
2017 Celebration for year 12's!
Another exciting year for year 12's as they finish their secondary education. We provided audio production (including audio visual) for two local schools for their formal Valedictory functions.
Rock n Rumble - Goulburn 2017
Corton Audio were the contracted audio provider for the Goulburn Rock n Rumble event held recently in Goulburn, NSW (October 2017). Our team provided a double 3-way SRX rig, VRX on monitors, Crown 4x3500 HD amps powering FOH, a soundcraft console out the front and a full lighting rig. Headlined by Adam Brand.
Corton Audio were the audio visual service provider for the first Word & Mouth - Deadz Town zombie event, the venue Kidstown situated between Shepparton & Mooroopna on the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway was a large event site requiring extensive implementation of both audio, lighting and special atmospheric effects to create ambience for the event. Running numerous audio and lighting sites we were able to enhance the scare factor of the event whilst working within our clients budget. Our team ran various site power to cover the 1km zombie track area. This included 500m+ of power cabling for various circuits and runs. A large event for our on-site crew some of our crew even called it our biggest yet!
Private function at Mt Macedon with Russell Morris.
We were the production provider of choice for a private function at a Macedon venue with headliner Russell Morris. It was a cold day in Victoria beating the snow to get it set up and loaded in!
Corton Audio at Battle of the Bands 2017...
Corton Audio were asked to provide a production system again in August 2017 for the annual Word & Mouth (Greater Shepparton) Battle of the bands.
Our team provided one of our band production rigs and provided complete audio, lighting and production for the five acts and headliner.
PA of choice was a double 3-way JBL rig, EV wedges, 2x Soundcraft consoles (FOH and monitors) and intelligent lighting rig.
Corton Audio at the Winton V8 Supercars...
Corton Audio were back over a very wet weekend for the Winton V8 Supercars. We provided production for two stages over a period of three days.
Stage one consisted of a full JBL vertec system consisting of a total of 8x VT 4888 cabinets, 8x SRX 728S (ground stacked), powered by Crown HD 4x3500 Amps and Crown IT6000 amplifiers, processing where not in amplifiers was done via a dbx 4800 out at Front of house was a Soundcraft Vi 2000 with full system monitoring via performance manager. Run from stage to FOH was via Soundcraft Cat5 Madi with extra redundant Madi feed.
On-stage the band SMAC ran full IEM's with SRX 725 drum-fill, Lead singer used our Shure ULXD B58A Handehelds with a mixture of Shure microphones and Sennheiser microphones completing the on-stage mic kit.
We also had an LED and Intelligent fixture lighting rig for this stage.
Second stage consisted of a single 3-way rig including SRX 725S and Celestion Dual 18" Subwoofers, running via Crown IT 6000's, monitors were Electro Voice 12" & Horn wedges powered by IT 4000 amplifiers and processed via dbx Driverack 260. On FOH and mixing duties was a Soundcraft Performer 3, Drum fill consisted of an SRX 725.
Two shows with Adam Brand 2017!
We were back on the road for two shows in regional New South Wales (Wagga Wagga & Forbes) over 3-days in May covering over 1,000km where we provided production consisting of a double 3-way JBL SRX FOH rig powered by Crown HD amplifiers, processed via dbx driverack, Running Shure ULXD handhelds with Beta58A capsules for the lead singer (and redundant system) and wired vocal microphones across the remainder of the band. Two JBL PRX 15" & Horn box's took care of standard side-fill duties. A mixture of Shure and Sennheiser mic's on the drum kit for Adam's renowned FOH engineer Chris. As well as audio we also provided a standard LED lighting rig upright box truss consisting of Jands, Chauvet and Pro Shop fixtures.
Photo Credit: C Zourkas.
The Black Sorrows as we demo the Soundcraft Vi 2000.
For two shows with the Black Sorrows we demo'd the new Soundcraft Vi 2000. With the Vi out the front on monitor and FOH duties, EV wedges for one show and VRX the next powered by crown I-tech amplifiers, A double 3-way JBL rig out the front consisting of a total of: 4x dual 18" subwoofer cabinets and 4x dual 15" & Horn mid-high cabinets again powered by Crown amplifiers. Great two shows!
Swan Hill Food & Wine Festival 2017
What perfect weather it was for the 2017 Swan Hill food and wine festival held in March 2017! Headlined by Russell Morris we had a double 3-way JBL rig taking care of FOH powered by crown amplifiers, back on monitors were JBL wedges and Dynacord Drum-fill and out the front we had a Soundcraft digital console. Runs to FOH were cat5 via Soundcraft stage box.
River Daze Festival - Koondrook 2017
We provided production for the 2017 River Daze Festival held in Koondrook. Headlined by Ross Wilson with other artists throughout the day including Andrew Wishart. A warm day six of our crew worked tirelessly to make it happen. We used our line array JBL Vertec cabinets running version 5 and 6x dual 18" subs all powered by crown amplifiers, mixed on Soundcraft digital consoles (for FOH and monitor duties), on-stage was a mixture of shure and sennheiser microphones to take care of vocals, instruments and kit. JBL VRX wedges took care of foldback duties with Dynacord Madras drum fill.
2016 Year 12's finish with a BANG!
This time of year we have the pleasure of assisting year 12's with celebrating the end of their schooling with Valedictories and presentation nights not far away! Here's some photo's of Mooroopna Secondary College's & McGuire College's Valedictory held this week!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS - "Not Another Music Gig" 2016
Chosen to provide production for the anual Battle of the Bands for Greater Shepparton. Corton Audio implemeted a professioanl audio and lighting rig for a number of bands and local artists performing on the night. Support live music!
Corton Audio were the production provider chosen for the Greater Shepparton City Council's - Word and Mouth 2016 Nerdmania event for the 2nd year in a row! Our team undertook a large amount of work and services including: Site power where we provided vendor power for the 40+ stalls and vendors with more then 1.5km's of cabling ran for the event. We also implemented a VERTEC speech reproduction system for the 700+ guests and a corporate system and screen for the formalities.
SHOWGROUNDS OUTDOOR AREA LAUNCH 2016
We recently provided Audio Visual support, crew and equipment fpr the Greater Shepparton City Council outdoor grassed area launch.
ADAM BRAND & RUSSELL MORRIS LIVE
Its not often two of the best in Entertainment combine to form a massive show of Australian live entertainment but it happened with Adam Brand and Russell Morris's recent show. We had the oportunity to provide complete production for the show including a FOH audio system, console, monitor system and lighting for both artists FOH engineers. The show consisted of about 28,000 watts of possible FOH power, we also provided a Soundcraft digital mixing console taking care of the mix for the evening.
SHANNON NOLL DOES IT AGAIN...
Shannon Noll a great boke and what a show he can put on! We provided production for two of Shannon Noll's shows using our VERTEC system to cover the FOH needs of the packed out shows! We had JBL wedges taking care of monitors! Huge shows!
DEB BALL'S 2016!
We once again provided services for the MSC 2016 deb ball! Another massive event for our crew covering the Audio Visual aspects of the event and implementing a large audio system, screens, lighting and live feed equipment to cater for the atendees. Congratulations to all debs and their partners!
SDJFL Grand Final 2016
Our team were up early putting together an affordable audio system for the 2016 SDJFL Grand final at Deakin Reserve! Great Weather!
Large funeral service held at Tatura Park...
We provided an audio visual package for a large funeral service held recently.
5-years of Out in The Open Festival!
We provided a small vertec PA system for the 2016 Out in the Open Festival held in Shepparton! This is our 5th year providing services for this event!
Marcia Hines, great show!
We recently provided production for a Marcia Hines show in Albury, great show, great crew!