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Audio & Lighting Installation at Liverpool College

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The pupils will get a lot out of using this. We’ve had so many requests from people who we didn’t even realise would be involved in theatre or the arts, coming to run the shows and to learn how that particular side of theatre arts works.

Dan Bishop, Director of Music, Liverpool College

The Requirement

Liverpool College, a secondary school in Liverpool, wanted to install audio and lighting systems in their purpose-built performing arts venue, using, to the fullest extent possible, the existing infrastructure which had been installed during construction. Adlib was chosen, in large part, thanks to the recommendation of several individuals and organisations who had previously experienced our installations.

School theatre Sound System

The Solution

Adlib sought to engage with the College as closely as possible to enhance our understanding of their objectives. A sound system capable of dealing with the demands of a fully-live musical theatre show was required, but needed to be simple enough to use for assemblies by untrained staff. Adlib loudspeakers, driven by Crown amplifiers, constituted the front-of-house PA system, with control being handled by a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console for shows, or entirely within the dbx processor for day-to-day activities.

The school lighting system installation also needed to cater for a range of events, offering great flexibility, power and coverage from fixtures by Osram and Chauvet, with an easy-to-use ETC ColorSource desk to control them creatively and a wall-mounted preset-recall DMX controller offering a limited selection of looks appropriate to assemblies, presentations and drama lessons.

School Theatre Sound Desk

The Result

Liverpool College were very happy with Adlib’s solution which fully met their performance and value criteria. With a lot of infrastructure already installed, Adlib’s experienced designers were able to reverse-engineer the existing framework optimise our design to it, significantly reducing installation costs. As a dealer for all of the relevant brands, Adlib were able supply high performance, professional equipment at the best possible prices.

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