In line with the 2015 General Election, the churches of Yeovil recently came together to organise a large-scale hustings event for the benefit of the local community. Using the 700 seat venue of Yeovil Community Church (The GateWay), the team turned to Revolution Audio for specialist audio production.
With events such as hustings, we knew that numerous additional factors had to be considered above and beyond those for more conventional live events. For example, the microphones deployed had to be capable of picking up users often not accustomed to proper “mic technique”, while also maintaining high levels of gain before feedback to amplify quiet voices in a large spaces. Sightlines were a key consideration, as was the ability to provide external live and recorded feeds to a radio station for broadcast at a later date.
We made use of the in-house system at The GateWay, incorporating Nexo PS15 mains and LS1200 sub-bass units. Due to the seating layout for the event, we also deployed two RCF Art 310 cabinets on stage with individual GEQ and time alignment applied across the system. In the Control Room, the in house Behringer X32 console was used.
We knew that speech quality and intelligibility was the single most important challenge for this event, and to achieve that we deployed six Neumann KM150 microphones to the main table. With the hyper cardioid pickup of the AK50 (attached to the KM100 preamplifier) distance pickup was strong, while rejection off sound from other candidates was also excellent. In addition to this, a 31-band Graphic EQ was inserted onto each microphone channel, enabling full “ringing out” and further improved gain-before-feedback. All of this together provided clear and transparent sound to the full-house audience, with numerous members of community approaching our team after the debate to comment on how superior the sound quality had been compared to events they had attended in the past.
Finally, knowing that event was generating substantial local interest, and that local radio stations were keen to use snippets of the debate for their news broadcasts, we provided a full multi-track recording of the event using Logic Pro X, offering the very greatest flexibility to broadcasters requiring a record of the event.
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