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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