A theatrical end to 2015


Mathew Barrow as The Wolf from little red riding hood.

Its been a great end to the year with several theatre shows going out with sound supplied by dBS Solutions.  Miracle on 34th St UK tour and the Dubai production along with a fantastic new production, the UK Premier of Red Riding hood.

The UK Production of Miracle toured with a cast of 16 all on Sennheiser radio mics, a Martin Audio and Ohm PA system to cover all the venues as the show moved from town to town.  Mixed on a Midas Pro series console and with our usual standard Dual Qlab racks. As truck space was tight, the system was built into compact racks. This was also a factor in the speaker choice with Designer Chris Bogg choosing the Martin Audio XD12, WS18x and Ohm BR6 front fills and delays.   Mics on the cast where largely DPA define 66 which did a fantastic job.

Once the show opened and settled in attentions turned to the Dubai production. Almost an exact replica, but with much less time in the venue before the production opened dBS Solutions made use of the Music Groups demo facilities in Manchester to get our operator for the middle east production up to speed. From there we could prepare desk files, mix multi tracks of the UK production and ensure that everything was just right for the transfer to Dubai.

Big thanks go to Nico Menghini, Rob Parkinson and Raymond Gago from Music Group.

Little Red Ridding Hood ran throughout December in Pleasance in London for the first time in the UK.  The fantastic little show written by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary with a small cast opened to great reviews and has an exciting future ahead.

dBS Solutions supplied the shows audio needs along with another show playing over in the same venue Nutcracker the Musical. Again Sennheiser radio mic systems with DPA define 66 booms (and Sennheiser MKE2s for the Nutcracker) where utelised this time mixed on a yamaha QL1 system with Qlab and the house PA system from d&b. Additional Ohm Bootique speakers where supplied for the shows surround effects system.

Thanks goes to sound operator Anthony Pelham for all his hard work on ensuring the show sounded fantastic show after show.