SES Event Logistics http://sestechnical.co.uk Event lighting and sound design and installation Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:02:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Re rigging of over stage trusses before Phantom takes to the stage http://sestechnical.co.uk/9404-re-rigging-of-over-stage-trusses-before-phantom-takes-to-the-stage/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:34:56 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9404 Full safety check for Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

SES Technical recently completed the re rigging of over stage trusses and subsequent testing at the Mill Theatre in Bedfordshire.

The work is being carried out in preparation for the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust‘s forthcoming production of the Phantom of the Opera.

The rigging installation has also included the re-roping of intermediate points for the lighting bars, checking of and addition of safety handrails, handrail height adjustments and, crucially, safety training for all relevant members of the Mill Theatre’s backstage crew.

Height tasks Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provide Guidance regarding the “planning and assessment of tasks requiring work from height during an event” on their website – Common work at height tasks at events.

Included within the Guidance are a number of specific scenarios including:-

  • From the ground
  • From the grid
  • From a platform
  • Fall protection
  • From a ladder.

Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust Phantom of the OperaSharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust

The Mill Theatre is located in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, between Bedford and Rushden just off the A6. They produce around four shows a year with a mixture of drama, musicals and variety, with audiences drawn from both the surrounding area and further afield.

The forthcoming production of the Phantom of the Opera will be interpreted by the fabulous Mill Youth group.

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Braunstone Hall renovation 8 – LED lighting installed at project completion http://sestechnical.co.uk/9379-braunstone-hall-renovation-7-led-lighting-installed-at-project-completion/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:45 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9379 Bespoke full colour LED halo effect lighting units feature

The last of the impressive array of bespoke LED lights were installed as the Braunstone Hall – now to be called Winstanley House – renovation neared completion recently.

SES Technical have provided the initial lighting design and consultancy for the venue, including two ballrooms and a glazed courtyard, which is being drawn into the heart of the facility as part of the refurbishment work.

SES have also provided and installed an impressive array of audio visual equipment to enable the cutting edge audio design and a comprehensive, versatile, computer controlled mood enhancing system of LED lighting.

Winstanley House opens

The Leicester Mercury covered the opening of the impressively refurbished hall, stating

“Leicester’s newest hotel, restaurant AND wedding venue officially opens – and it looks incredible.”

The article revealed that the £2.5 million project has resulted in the set up of a 19 room boutique hotel, complete with 2 new ballrooms. It quotes manager director Kiran Parmar as saying

“We’re really happy with the fit-out and all the facilities – I never had any doubts. It’s been a huge project, but they always are.”


The Braunstone Hall renovation project

Braunstone Hall renovation 7 – full colour LED halo lighting »

Braunstone Hall renovation 6 – second fix preparations »

Braunstone Hall renovation 5 – K-array amps and speakers specified »

Braunstone Hall renovation 4 – ballroom LED lights arrive »

Braunstone Hall renovation 3 – cabling installation underway »

Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway »

SES to provide lighting design and consultancy for impressive Braunstone Hall renovation »

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Braunstone Hall renovation 7 – full colour LED halo lighting http://sestechnical.co.uk/9374-full-colour-led-halo-lighting/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:17:25 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9374 Bespoke multi-source linear wash strip installation

SES Technical are now adding a spot of colour to Braunstone Hall renovation project as the first of the cutting edge LED lighting systems are installed.

The image above shows the installation of the first full colour LED halo effect lighting units at the Hall.

Local lighting expertise

Many of the systems currently being installed are British made and have been sourced from a renowned local supplier, Abstract AVR.

Jeff Pallett, SES’s Managing Director said,

“We are fortunate to be able to call upon such a reliable, innovative company as part of the Braunstone renovation project. The fact that AVR are based in nearby Blaby is a real bonus.”

Abstract AVR are currently producing bespoke Ledion Ultra Strip 1200s for the project, which provides a high power multi-source linear wash, housed in a robust anodised aluminium extrusion. This product is perfect for wall grazing and other applications where high power linear light is required.

SES are the first specialists to utilise the brand new British made QDS-75 DMX Driver (below).

They have also supplied a range of powered DMX par cans and RGB tape.

About AVR

Abstract AVR are recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading architectural, entertainment and bespoke LED lighting manufacturers. They are official EnabLED licensees, operating compliantly and responsibly under Philips’ EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs.


The Braunstone Hall renovation project

Braunstone Hall renovation 6 – second fix preparations »

Braunstone Hall renovation 5 – K-array amps and speakers specified »

Braunstone Hall renovation 4 – ballroom LED lights arrive »

Braunstone Hall renovation 3 – cabling installation underway »

Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway »

SES to provide lighting design and consultancy for impressive Braunstone Hall renovation »

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Braunstone Hall renovation 6 – second fix preparations http://sestechnical.co.uk/9352-braunstone-hall-renovation-6-second-fix-preparations/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:16:46 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9352 Audio visual equipment and lighting installation

Preparation for the second fix phase of the restoration and transformation of Braunstone Hall in Leicestershire has now been completed, prior to the installation of cutting edge lighting systems for the two ballrooms and a glazed courtyard which is being drawn into the heart of the facility as part of the refurbishment work.

SES are providing and installing a comprehensive array of audio visual equipment to enable the cutting edge audio design and a comprehensive, versatile, computer controlled mood enhancing system of LED lighting.

Audio will be required throughout the facility – and will feature both local and overall master control. Category (Cat) 6 cabling is being deployed throughout, having the advantages of benefiting from a more stringent specification for crosstalk and system noise than Cat 5, whilst still being backwards compatible.

The video side of the project will be supported with Kramer cabling switching and infrastructures.

A look inside Braunstone Hall when it was empty and unloved »

Video of the renovation project

“Two ballrooms have been added, a new restaurant is taking shape and even the new bridal suites are starting to look like the real thing” according to the Leicester Mercury, which had recently provided an updated report on the project.

The Braunstone Hall renovation project

Braunstone Hall renovation 5 – K-array amps and speakers specified »

Braunstone Hall renovation 4 – ballroom LED lights arrive »

Braunstone Hall renovation 3 – cabling installation underway »

Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway »

SES to provide lighting design and consultancy for impressive Braunstone Hall renovation »

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Braunstone Hall renovation 5 – K-array amps and speakers specified http://sestechnical.co.uk/9343-braunstone-hall-renovation-5-k-array-amps-and-speakers-specified/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:00:43 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9343 Focus on high quality sound for hotel renovation

The multi-million pound restoration and transformation of Braunstone Hall in Leicestershire has reached an interesting phase – when the requirement for the highest quality sound systems is now one of the higher priorities.

SES Technical have specified the installation of K-array speakers and amplifiers which will shortly be installed in two rooms of the stately home conversion.

“We went for the K-array systems on the grounds that not only do they reproduced an incredibly high quality level of sound, but they are extremely versatile”, said Jeff Pallett, MS of SES Technical.

Kommander-KA84

The Kommander-KA84 is a 4 channel per 2000W on 4 Ohm audio power amplifier and processing solution. Each model has 4 fully independent and configurable channels. The integrated DSP offers EQ, Matrix, Levels, Delays and Limiter functions on every channel, to avoid the need for external additional processors.

Features include:-

  • 8000 watt in just 2 rack units
  • 4 analog IN and 2 AES-EBU IN to 4 fully configurable OUT
  • 2 GPIO for external analog controls
  • Integrated DSP with processing, matrix and delays
  • Onboard touch screen for easy access functions
  • Mic IN and 48V option on all IN for mixer application.

Python KP102 and KP52 speakers

Both KP102 and KP52 speakers are line array element, variable beam speakers which will be added to the Braunstone array. The vertical dispersion pattern can be switched for wide or narrow coverage, allowing for a great variety of applications.

The KP102 allows selectable 4 Ohm or 16 Ohm impedance for easier use and integration with other speakers or amplifiers. The KP 52’s selectable range is 8 Ohm or 32 Ohm impedance.

Video of the renovation project

“Two ballrooms have been added, a new restaurant is taking shape and even the new bridal suites are starting to look like the real thing” according to the Leicester Mercury, which had recently provided an updated report on the project.

The Braunstone Hall renovation project

Braunstone Hall renovation 4 – ballroom LED lights arrive »

Braunstone Hall renovation 3 – cabling installation underway »

Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway »

SES to provide lighting design and consultancy for impressive Braunstone Hall renovation »

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Acoustic monitoring for Glastonbudget 2017 http://sestechnical.co.uk/9323-acoustic-monitoring-for-glastonbudget-2017/ Mon, 22 May 2017 13:00:28 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9323 Ensuring carefully considered, measured and responsible levels of sound

SES Technical will be providing acoustic monitoring services at Glastonbudget in Leicestershire – described as “The World’s best tribute festival” – which, once again will be taking place at Wymeswold in Leicestershire.

Appropriate technical expertise is crucial when it comes to acoustic monitoring. Charnwood Borough Council, works with organisers on this prestigious festival, helping to ensure that there is an effective balance – by taking into account the needs of the event organisers, the event goers and local residents.

Norsonic monitoring equipment

SES Technical will be using Norsonic equipment and software at Glastonbudget.

The Nor140 sound analyser (shown below) and is particularly suited to a wide range of applications, including environmental noise assessments, environmental noise monitoring, building acoustics, noise hazards in the workplace and noise mapping.

Acoustic monitoring with Sound Analyser Nor140
SES Technical will be using the Nor140 sound analyser at Glastonbudget.

Featured software will be the NorConcertControl Nor1037 system, which is described as “a complete system for monitoring and reporting the sound level in discotheques, concerts or outdoor events.”

Glastonbudget 2017

This year’s festival will feature a comprehensive array of tribute acts such as Abba Revival, the Antarctic Monkeys, the Bootleg Beatles and Fleetwood Bac, and original bands including the Albion, Anoa, Day of the Moon and Noose.

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L-ACOUSTICS further enhance SES’s RCF PA system http://sestechnical.co.uk/9314-l-acoustics-further-enhance-sess-rcf-pa-system/ Mon, 08 May 2017 13:46:15 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9314 Leicester company takes Dv-Dosc Line array PA system by L-ACOUSTICS

SES Technical recently announced the acquisition of L-ACOUSTICS‘ Dv-Dosc Line array PA system that will augment their current RCF system.

The full inventory is as follows:

  • 12 x dV-DOSC cabinets – a flown or ground staked cabinet with band width between 160hz-18k
  • 4 x SB18 sub cabinets – a single 18″ driver ranging up from 32hz
  • 4 x dv-sub cabinets – optimised for 35-200 hz which is a triple subwoofer enclosure.
  • 8 x SB28 sub cabinets for real “trouser flapping” sub which can be used in a cardioid configuration
  • All the above are powered by 2 LA8 amplifier racks with all the relevant cabling, bumper bars and flying or ground staking hardware.

Jeff Pallett, managing director of Leicester based SES Technical said

“This is an awesome system which can be used in a variety of configurations that will suit almost any event. It’s generally accepted as one of the finest systems that is available anywhere.”

2 LA8 amplifier racks available from SES Technical

LA8 amplified controller

The LA8 amplified controller (shown above) belongs to the generation of high-end integrated controllers entirely dedicated to the comprehensive operation of L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems.

The LA8 combines in a 2U lightweight chassis the resources of a 2 x 4 DSP engine driving four channels of amplification delivering up to 1800 watts each, a comprehensive library of factory presets, a user-friendly front panel interface, two I/O Ethernet connection ports for network remote control, a connection panel for audio inputs and speaker outputs, and an AES/EBU input board.

SB18 subwoofers

L-ACOUSTICS’ SB18 subwoofers (shown at top) are the ideal complement of L-ACOUSTICS WST® line sources and coaxial systems for applications requiring an extension of bandwidth.

Taking on the latest innovations in electro-acoustics, signal processing and components, the SB18 delivers an exceptional level of performance while offering the engineer and sound designer numerous modes of operation for rental and fixed installation applications.

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Braunstone Hall renovation 4 – ballroom LED lights arrive http://sestechnical.co.uk/9307-braunstone-hall-ballroom-led-lights/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:48:41 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9307 Cabling in place, now it gets interesting…

The impressive revamp of Braunstone Hall is continuing apace, with the lighting, sound and category 6 video cabling having been installed.

The first of the LED lighting has now arrived on site. The image above shows the 14.4W full rib dimmable Mirrorstone lights undergoing initial testing. These cutting edge LEDs will adorn the ballrooms in the hall.

Mirrorstone Lighting Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting. They have many years experience researching and developing a lighting technology that is set to revolutionise the way we think about artificial illumination.

Braunstone Hall in Leicestershire is to be given a new name as part of a multi-million pound project to transform the building into a boutique hotel.

Video: A look inside Braunstone Hall when it was empty and unloved »

Braunstone Hall renovation showing cabling installations

Braunstone Hall renovation showing cabling installations

According to the Leicester Mercury, “Naresh Parmar, owner of The City Rooms in Leicester, will rename the historic building Winstanley House, after the family who built it in 1775.”

The Braunstone Hall renovation project

Braunstone Hall renovation 3 – cabling installation underway »

Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway »

SES to provide lighting design and consultancy for impressive Braunstone Hall renovation »

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Sennheiser ew 312 for Made in Dagenham http://sestechnical.co.uk/9294-sennheiser-ew-312-for-made-in-dagenham/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:49:42 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9294 SES Technical supplying system for Leicester theatre

Made in Dagenham the musical shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together – and the show is coming to the iconic Little Theatre in Leicester in May.

SES Technical will be supplying Sennheiser ew 312 G3 radio systems for this exhilarating show.

The Sennheiser system (pictured, below) is described as a presentation set for optimum speech intelligibility, consisting of an unobtrusive ME 2 cardioid omni-directional clip-on microphone, robust SK 300 G3 bodypack transmitter and an EM 300 G3 true diversity receiver for highest reception quality.

The bodypack transmitter is equipped with charging contacts for the optional BA2015 rechargeable battery. The inconspicuous omni-directional clip-on microphone is optimised for the best reproduction of the sound of the human voice, providing supreme speech intelligibility.

More about the Sennheiser ew 312 G3 system »

The Sennheiser HSP 4 high-quality condenser cardioid neckband mic for vocal and speech applications will also be deployed. The permanently polarized condenser headmic features a cardioid pick-up pattern, designed for professional “hands-free” applications. The adjustable neckband is visually unobtrusive and very comfortable to wear.

Sennheiser ew 312 G3

 

About the Little Theatre

The Little Theatre is a predominantly voluntary run organisation and has established itself as home of the Leicester Drama Society (LDS), having run for 90 years in the heart of Leicester’s city centre.

The society produces twelve main-house shows each year and a consistently popular pantomime, performed in the 350 seat auditorium to an annual average 30,000 plus audience members.

More about the Little Theatre, Leicester »

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L-Acoustics event PA equipment coming to SES Technical http://sestechnical.co.uk/9283-l-acoustics-event-pa-equipment-coming-to-ses-technical/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:13:52 +0000 http://sestechnical.co.uk/?p=9283 Outdoor and indoor event PA

SES Technical has announced the imminent arrival of L-Acoustics’ cutting edge DV-DOSC line array range of event PA equipment – which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor events.

L-Acoustics provide sound for major events including installations in theatres, convention centres, sport arenas, houses of worship and amusement parks.

Large event sound

Jeff Pallett, managing Director of SES Technical said recently

“The L-Acoustics range will enable SES to take a leap forward in the provision of even higher quality event sound in the near future. This versatile and high quality range will allow us to provide even better audience experiences for indoor and outdoor events.”

Featured equipment will include:-

The L-Acoustics dV-DOSC compact WST enclosure

The dV-DOSC Line Source element (pictured, top) has an operating frequency bandwidth from 65 Hz to 20 kHz and this response can be lowered down to 35 Hz with the addition of the dV-SUB low frequency extension cabinet.

The dV-DOSC® system is a 2-way, bi-amplified design and is equipped with 2 x 8” speakers in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure. The HF section features a 3” diaphragm driver coupled to a DOSC® waveguide. The V-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 120° without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.

L-Acoustics dV-SUB high power LF extension by SES

The L-Acoustics dV-SUB high power LF extension

The L-ACOUSTICS® dV-SUB is the low frequency extension of the dV-DOSC compact line source array system. Designed for applications requiring maximum low-end impact from a compact enclosure dV-SUB operates from 35 Hz and features a triple 15’’ speaker configuration assembled in a dual-chamber vented bypass enclosure.

The dV-SUB enclosure generates an omni-directional coverage pattern. The addition of dV-SUB elements within the line source array progressively polarizes the vertical coverage towards the front of the system (the horizontal directivity also increases due to natural dipole effects).

L-Acoustics SB218 high power subwoofer by SES

The L-Acoustics SB218 high power subwoofer

The L-ACOUSTICS® SB218 is the companion subwoofer for V-DOSC® or ARCS® and features two, front-loaded 18-inch transducers loaded in an optimally-sized and tuned vented enclosure. With power handling capacity of 1100 Wrms (4400 Wpeak) and response to 25 Hz, the SB218 is ideal for applications requiring maximum low frequency extension and impact.

The SB218 provides unparalleled low end punch and bass articulation combined with high power handling and efficiency. Due to its compact design and critically damped tuning, multiple SB218 enclosures couple effectively while providing the bass definition and musicality that only a front loaded subwoofer can provide.

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