Service Sound – Case study – Large  installation

Bedford Girls School-

Large installation over 4 separate spaces.

This prestigious school required new sound systems in 4 spaces as part of a summer refurbishment programme. Included also were new lighting systems and acoustic works.

We came up with a hardware solution that could be, for the most part, duplicated in all 4 rooms. Thus giving a uniformity of equipment – essential for changing staff/users and a wide variety of uses.

Central to the control equipment is a flexible digital mixer which can be controlled by either the attached, large, touch-screen monitor. Or, remotely using any browser enabled portable device, e.g. iPads, laptops etc. This allows the users to not be constrained physically by only sitting in the control area, but allows teachers to be with their pupils and still retain full control over the system. The flexible mixer also allowed us, with each space, to store room ‘presets’ as starting points for teachers with various set-ups. In addition, media playback was provided by CD, USB and Bluetooth plus a hard line to their p.c’s.

We supplied a mixture of Trantec and Sennheiser radio mics to compliment each room with booster aerials as required.

Our simple, but standard Service Sound installation add-on’s included lockable storage drawers for microphones and documentation, easy identification of cabling and panels and full training.

Area specific works:

In the Main hall, in addition to the control rack, we installed 2*JBL Front-Of-House, stage based, full-range speakers with subs underneath the stage. Front-fills were embedded into the stage frontage for centre coverage. The rear of the hall was covered with a spot pair under the balcony and similar above the balcony. In addition we flew active monitors from the over-stage lighting bar for artist foldback/monitoring.

The Drama room included 6 flown active JBL speakers to allow for different orientation setups in the room.  This was managed by providing different ‘start-ups’ on the mixer. Floor level subs complimented the audio setup.

We supplied the Junior hall with a new active JBL FOH main pair with spot fills for the above and below the rear balcony area.

The Dance class and external foyer area sported a wall mounted rack for the control equipment. We complimented this with passive JBL speakers in each space.