Revolution Audio recently returned to Sexey’s School of Bruton, Somerset to provide full audio production for its annual school musical. Following the tremendous success of last year’s “Like Dreamers Do”, this year “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” delighted audiences young and old over three nights, with yet further enhanced technical production.
Working around a demanding rehearsal schedule, Revolution Audio spent over a week on site to support the production. Once again we provided a full system of HK Audio Projector, and a Soundcraft Si Compact 32 Digital Console with remote CAT5 stagebox once again formed the heart of the system.
Spoken word and vocal clarity was key for this show, and we utilised a substantial system of Sennheiser EW300 G3 Radio Systems. Formed of nine beltpack and three handheld systems, lead characters were captured with industry-leading DPA D:Fine Headsets, while for scenes where handhelds were more desirable, a mixture of 835 and 865 capsules were deployed. Frequency coordination and remote monitoring for the entire system was achieved via CAT5 link to a Mac System at Front of House, running Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager software.
Group vocals and more minor characters were clearly picked up by four hanging AKG microphones, using CK31 and CK33 capsules based on the coverage area required. Each was run through individual BSS Graphic EQs on the FOH Console for easy elimination of feedback-prone frequencies.
Band sources were captured through a large collection of BSS DI Boxes and Audix microphones, while monitoring in both the band area and on stage was provided by QSC and DB Technologies loudspeaker systems.
Overall, the show utilised 29 inputs, 12 mix buses, 22 compressors, 14 graphic EQs and 86 cue snapshots, making it one of Revolution Audio’s more complex and demanding productions of 2014 so far. And once again, the show proved to be a great success with smooth production and high quality audio, and we continue to demonstrate our experience and ability to deliver bespoke, high quality solutions to our customers for events of all sizes and types.
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Hot on the heels of a recent premises move, we have now invested in an Allen and Heath Qu-16 compact digital mixer, as well as AR2412 CAT5 Stagebox our production and hire inventories.
There has been consideration for a good while towards supplementing our larger Soundcraft Si Compact 32 with a smaller system, ideally suited for smaller venues, weddings and corporate events. After examining the market fully, the additional features available with the Allen and Heath product - such as the “Qu-Drive” integrated multi-track recording feature - made the Qu-16 a natural choice.
As part of our Event Services, we are now able to offer a smaller, more compact footprint system, as well as 16 Channel Live Recordings with no extra hardware, in a much smaller space than before. We can also provide mixdown and post-production by request.
We have also increased our stock of Tour Grade CAT5 Cables, which along with our investment in an AR2412 Stage Box will continue our established system of using Digital Snakes to aid both setup speed, and ease of cable routing.
Both components of the system are also available for Dry Hire, and we offer all the usual services from our Hire Department, as well as the most competitive Qu-16 prices in the area.
Do get in touch with us to find out how these new components, and our existing stock and services, can be a part of your next event.