Skyfall with The Halle and dBS Solutions

dBS Solutions provided a full audio package for the show at The Bridgewater Hall Manchester including the micing of the 65 strong Orchestra. We provided a stereo line array system to cover this challenging acoustic space along with in-ear monitoring for some of the orchestra and conductor.

“These exciting and diverse projects are where our team really excel,” says dBS Solutions Director Chris Bogg. Our hand-selected team on the day delivered this complex concert with no fuss to a sold-out house of James Bond fans.  We provided a full CODA Audio system this year of VIRay with our Martin Audio WS218x subsystem and DD6 front fills. Our team utilised the in house delay and fill speakers around the hall timing and commissioning the full system with a Smaart FFT Analyser system. dBS Solutions have recently built a large scale wireless Smart system for events like this utilising MiPro Digital radio mic equipment that is totally compander free enabling an accurate phase response across wireless measurement mics around the venue. “This system can really speed up the commissioning of a new audio system for events like this where the audio is critical,” says Director Chris Bogg.

Audio engineer for the project Douglas Martin specified microphones from Neumann, AKG Shure and Sennheiser for the project. Playback of the film came to us over eight analogue lines to the Digico SD10 were click, dialogue, and foley effects were mixed along with the orchestra.

Thanks to our team of audio engineers Matt Chisholm, Richard Pomeroy, Chris Bogg & James Malcolm who worked super hard on the day and in rehearsals to ensure that nothing sounds better than a James Bond score played live in front of you by the fantastic Halle in one of the greatest concert halls in the world.