Festival of Voice 2018

Festival of Voice 2018

Gigs
It was our pleasure to once again be a part of the Festival of Voice. The biennial arts festival, which is centred around the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, returned this year and we provided sound equipment and audio tech support for various venues across the city. [caption id="attachment_2350" align="alignnone" width="437"] Billy Bragg at Donald Gordon Theatre. Photograph by Joe Singh of Snap Rock and Pop.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2351" align="alignnone" width="450"] LUMP at Donald Gordon Theatre. Photograph by 4Pi Productions.[/caption] This included installing our EAW KF740 rig in the Donald Gordon theatre, along with our new Avid VENUE Profile mixing console at front of house, and trusty Yamaha M7CL on monitors. We had great fun at the DGT working with the likes of Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Passenger, Gruff Rhys…
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Busy Start to Festival Season 2018!

Busy Start to Festival Season 2018!

Culture
This week is set to be a busy one for us all at ABacoustics, starting with a brief stint in Manchester providing an in-house PA system, monitoring systems, engineer and microphones for the recording of BBC's Songs of Praise with our friends Avanti. We are then providing Schoeps microphones, radio microphones and In-Ear-Monitoring systems for the filming of the Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year competition. On Friday and Saturday we will be providing engineers and a Logic Systems PA system for a 'Radio 1's Biggest Weekend' Fringe event at Gower College.   We are also providing engineers and speakers for the 'Buxton lane' part of the Virgin London Marathon this year, which is a first for us! Our EAW 740 system and brand new Avid Profile desk…
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Natwest 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2018

Natwest 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2018

Sporting events
It’s that time of year! ABacoustics are glad to be back at our second home, the Principality Stadium, working alongside VSI, for this year’s Natwest 6 Nations Rugby tournament. The 'blues are at home’ this year which means that Wales host Scotland, Italy and France, and we will be providing our usual audio support once again. This year we are also proud to be providing technicians and equipment for a variety of entertainment before the matches and at half time including Only Men Aloud, the Forget-Me-Not Chorus from Penarth, and West Walian Trystan who will be singing his new single Gwahoddiad. We look forward to working with our friends at the Principality Stadium, Event 360 & the WRU to make these events a great success once again.
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2017 Round Up!

2017 Round Up!

Uncategorized
2017 was another brilliant year for us all at ABacoustics. One of the highlights for us was providing PA systems and sound support for the UEFA Champions League Final festival village, the Womens' Final match in Cardiff City Stadium, and the Ultimate Champions Match (on the 'floating pitch' in Cardiff Bay!). [caption id="attachment_1863" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Steve Aoki headlining the UEFA Champions League festival in Cardiff Bay. Photo courtesy of Orchard Entertainment.[/caption]   We also provided our usual sound support at the Principality Stadium for events such as the 6 Nations and Autumn Internationals Rugby tournaments, Welsh Varsity, and Speedway GP. [caption id="attachment_2082" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] The Wallabies making their way onto the pitch in front of a male voice choir before the Wales v Australia game 11/11/17.[/caption]   The Summer festival…
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BBC Wales’ The Hour

BBC Wales’ The Hour

TV
We have recently been working with our long time partners Avanti on a brand new political programme for BBC Wales called The Hour. At a time of momentous change for Wales, The Hour will focus on some of the major issues shaping the Welsh and UK political agenda. The debates will involve members of the public, politicians and experts sitting side by side as they explore each subject. The programme is set to be aired monthly, and will travel to locations across Wales, and has already taken place in Ebbw Vale and Newport. The debates will be hosted by Catrin Nye, who many viewers might recognise as a regular reporter on the BBC’s daily current affairs show Victoria Derbyshire, and Radio 1 Newsbeat Reporter Steffan Powell, who will provide additional…
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BBC Children In Need’s Big Welsh Show

BBC Children In Need’s Big Welsh Show

TV
  Friday night saw us return to BBC Cymru|Wales HQ to take part in Children In Need's 'Big Welsh Show'! It was amazing to be a part of such a brilliant production, and such an important cause. We supplied our CODA PA System, EAW Microwedge 10 monitor system, Midas Pro 2 mixing console, Schoeps microphones and Shure radio microphones, and three of our finest engineers! The programme was aired on Sunday, 19th of November at 4:50pm on BBC Wales, and we hope that all those who tuned in enjoyed watching some of Wales' finest musical talent!   [caption id="attachment_2066" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Photograph courtesy of @lucyowenwales on Twitter.[/caption]
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Brand New Hire Stock

Brand New Hire Stock

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We have had a shopping spree recently at ABacoustics, purchasing new equipment from Allen & Heath, Proel, Sennheiser, and DPA to add to our hire stock. Our new Proel LT8P’s are compact, but very robust. They look stylish and are perfect for corporate events. [caption id="attachment_1938" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Proel LT8P[/caption]   The Allen & Heath ME1 personal mixer is set to see us out of the job! This discreet and easy to use mixer puts the musician in control of their own monitor mix, and is ready to use with our GLD and Qu series mixing consoles. [caption id="attachment_1939" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Allen & Heath ME1 Personal Mixer[/caption] We have also added to our extensive range of DPA equipment. These broadcast quality microphones have proved to be very versatile and…
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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru

Culture
(English below) Rydym yn falch ein bod unwaith eto wedi cymryd rhan mewn dathliad mwyaf y wlad o’r iaith a celfyddydau Cymraeg. Eleni, cynhaliwyd Sir Fôn yr Eisteddfod ac fel arfer fe wnaethwn ni ddarparu cefnogaeth sain i'r Pafiliwn a'r Babell Len, ynghyd â nifer o lleoliadau arall ar draws Maes yr Eisteddfod, gan gynnwys Caffi Maes B, Y Lle Celf, a Maes D. Cafodd yr uchafbwyntiau eu darlledu bob dydd ar S4C. Fe wnaethom hefyd darparu offer a pheirianwyr ar gyfer yr ŵyl gerddoriaeth enwog Maes B (nawr yn ei 20fed flwyddyn) ac ymarferion oddi ar y Maes. [caption id="attachment_1950" align="aligncenter" width="3872"] Ein safle FOH ym Maes B 2017. Our FOH position at Maes B 2017.[/caption] Gadawodd ein huned ni'n gwag wrth i ni ddefnyddio ein rig EAW 730…
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BBC Proms In The Park 2017

BBC Proms In The Park 2017

Classical and musicals
It is almost the end of another busy festival season for us here at ABacoustics, which can mean only one thing – It’s time for BBC Proms In The Park! The annual celebration of the last night of the Proms is returning to Singleton Park in Swansea, and will see the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales performing an array of well-known film and TV themes, along with classical favourites and traditional Welsh hymns. The BBC NOW will be performing alongside special guests Mica Paris, Rebecca Trehearn & Jess Gillam. We will be supplying our EAW 740’s and SB1000’s as the main PA system, coupled with KF394’s for fills, and the EAW 730 rig as a delay system; our Midas Pro 2 as FOH desk and, due to excessive…
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