As 2016 began, Revolution Audio once again returned to Sexey’s School in Bruton – now for the fourth consecutive year – to provide full audio production to their school musician; this year, Return To The Forbidden Planet. Hailed as “Shakespeare’s forgotten Rock & Roll masterpiece”, the energetic show entertained and delighted audiences over three nights, and as always our team was on hand to bring all the performances to life.
Working with staff and students on site for over a week, we built on our established reputation in the theatrical market, combining high-end equipment with a flexible attitude and a determination to give the students the very best on-stage experience possible.
The show was the maiden voyage for Revolution Audio’s new Midas M32 Digital Console and associated DL32 Stagebox. The console took the demanding technical specification of the show in its stride, amply handling the detailed cue lists and attention to sound quality from Revolution Audio’s Front of House Engineer Joel Nichols.
HK Audio Projector was deployed as the main FOH System, supplemented by a pair of QSC K10 enclosures as Frontfills. Full Equalisation and Time Alignment was applied across the system to provide a superbly even and consistent sound across the listening area. Performers on stage were amply served by another pair of QSC K10s as Sidefills.
Band members in the pit used a combination of compact wedge monitors, as well as in-ear monitoring. Those using the latter were impressed at the ability to control their own mixes using Midas’s M32-Q app, running on Android and iOS smartphones via a dedicated WiFi network. Wedge monitors consisted of DB Technologies FM12 and M10-2 cabinets.
Cast members were captured by a superb collection of DPA D:Fine headsets; the true standard-setters in the industry for audio quality. These, combined with four handheld wireless microphones were attached to a comprehensive system of Sennheiser EW300 G3 components, all with full antenna distribution and remotely monitored over both wired and wireless networks. Sound quality overall was truly outstanding, and we received many compliments on the studio-grade quality and clarity, especially for solo vocal performances, where both the Preamps and Effects of the M32 console proved truly outstanding.
Four AKG CK31 microphones, attached to discrete HM1000 Hanging Modules were also deployed for group vocal performances. Each was run through an individual 31-Band Graphic EQ on the console to achieve superb gain-before-feedback levels.
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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