January is typically a quiet month for the live events industry, but once again Revolution Audio was kept busy with plenty of pre-production work ready for our third annual trip to Sexey’s School in Bruton, providing full audio production to their three-night performance of “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Working on site for a week around a demanding rehearsal schedule, we built further on our reputation is the choice supplier in Somerset for school productions. Our commitment to excellence, service and value gave the full-house audiences a truly engaging and memorable experience every night, and once again proved out track record in delivering schools with solutions that exceed all expectations for education productions.
Our Soundcraft SI Compact, with 32 In/16 Out CAT5 Stagebox once again formed the heart of the system, utilising 32 Inputs, 9 Buses, 2 Matrix Mixes and 3 Lexicon Effects Processors, all running through 66 fully independent audio automation cues. Our HK Projector system was supplemented on FOH duty by two QSC K10s acting as frontfiils, with individual time-alignment and equalisation applied. Even in what was an acoustically challenging school hall, the consistency is both level, quality and intelligibility at every point in the room was truly impressive. Stage monitoring was provided by our freshly refurbished DB Technologies M10-2 cabinets, as well as RCF Art 310As in the band area, with two further QSC K10s providing sidefill monitoring for the performers on stage.
We have always committed to providing school shows – regardless of scale – with the very best in audio quality, and we know how crucial spoken and sung word clarity is to really form a connection with audiences. We deployed 7 DPA D:Fine headset systems - widely recognised as the absolute benchmark in headset microphones – to the cast, supplemented by an Sennheiser E945 capsule equipped handheld system, all running through 8 Sennheiser EW300 G3 wireless systems with full remote control over wired and wireless networks. Meanwhile, the band was captured by a wide variety of Shure, Audix and SE Electronics Microphones, as well as BSS DI Boxes. Finally, more minor acting roles were captured by 4 AKG CK31 capsules suspended from HM1000 hanging modules, providing a discrete and flexible solution. Each was run through individual BSS Graphic EQs on the FOH Console to extract maximum Gain Before Feedback.
Finally, our friendly, professional crew once again excelled at building strong, approachable and light-hearted relationships with both staff and students throughout the week. We know that for school productions, the experience for students means just as much as the performance itself ,and our experience and understanding in this market, combined with our track record, makes us the natural choice in Somerset for school shows of all sizes and types.
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