The Germinate project is a solar-powered generator that powers audio and lighting equipment to run festivals, events and all round parties.
In 2010, RMIT BA Music Industry students from the RMIT School of Media and Communication in collaboration with students from the RMIT School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering collaborated with local Melbourne industry partner Creative Environment Enterprises to design and build a mobile solar powered audio/visual production system. The RMIT ‘work integrated learning project’ resulted in the creation of a highly efficient solar powered sound system, known as The Germinate Project.
Germinate features the latest in efficient audio amplification technology and an LED lighting array that uses less than a quarter of the energy usage of a single standard stage spotlight. This system can power a small to medium music festival stage for musicians using standard 240 v music amplification equipment. Now it is your opportunity to see how the rig works, how it can enhance your event and see some of the talent being created out of the RMIT BA Music Industry course.
The line up for the night consists of students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd years including Count Bassy to kick off the night, Morgan Black presenting a set of minimal and deep house vibes and Whitebear who will spin a lush glitch and electronic mix before heading to Sydney to perform. The second half of the night will consist of a set by XQST, followed by beats by Ross Heatherton and to top the night, Matt Kennedy who is becoming a prolific name in the Melbourne DJ scene will sample a variety of Deep House and Techno. Set times will be as follow:
8:00 - 8:40 - Count Bassy
8:40 -9:20 - Morgan Black
9:20 - 10:00 - Whitebear
10:00 -10:50 - XQST
10:50 - 11:40 - Ross Heatherton
11:40 - 12:40 - Matt Kennedy