Welcome to the Team!

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King Sound Reinforcement would like to welcome Adam Cook as the newest member of the King Sound Reinforcement team.

Adam has been working with KSR as part of our Crewing Team over the summer. It is fantastic that he will be joining us as part of our warehousing team.

One of Adam’s roles will be to look after our ever increasing backline hire stock. Adam is an active and able musician - he plays drums, guitar and keyboards and, as a result, has excellent knowledge of all our available backline. Adam has just completed a BA Hons in Pro Musicianship and alongside working with us is now studying for a Masters in Sound Production at Bath Spa University.

When asked "what are you most looking forward to about working at King Sound?”

Adam replied, "The opportunity to meet like minded people who are already in the music industry. I can learn from them and also work in the field I feel most passionate about."

Adam prefers coffee in the morning but tea in the afternoon and his favourite treat is carrot cake, but he’s also partial to a walnut or two.

When asked "What do you think you can bring to KSR from your degree experience at Bath Spa" Adam said "I'm really dedicated to success and teamwork. King Sound Reinforcement has a fantastic team of professionals that I'm really happy to call myself a part of. I love the ability to think outside the box and I’m excited about working on new and exciting projects for prospective clients."

Paul King comments “Adam is a talented guy who’s really motivated to develop a career in the industry. He’s a natural self starter with a drive to learn. That, coupled with his solid work ethic, makes him a natural fit for the company as we expand rapidly”

You can email Adam directly at adam@kingsr.com or 0117 955 6888 Option 1

KSR Summer 2017 Round Up

The summer is well and truly past us and the nights are drawing in setting the start of the Autumn/Winter season. We thought it would be an idea to round up our summer.

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Our summer was thick and fast, filled with a multitude of different events. We had new kit additions including more L-Acoustics, Shure, Sennheiser & DPA equipment.

June started with a run of UK dates with Australian Rocker Jon Stevens. Jon was in the UK promoting his new Album Starlight and played a handful of UK shows including Isle of White Festival. We supplied a full touring control and IEM package.

June also saw Bristol Sounds come to town. A four day show in Bristol’s historic harbourside featuring Benobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David the Hacienda Orchestra. We supplied a full L-Acoustics system with K2/SB18 for FOH with Kara/SB18 fills. Monitors were our APG SMX15s and Sennheiser IEMs. Consoles were Midas Pro series and Avid Profiles.

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Also in June  we were at Glastonbury Festival helping out South West Group Events with Delays arrays outside the John Peel Tent for the thousands that turned up to see this year’s surprise artist, The Killers.

One of July’s highlights for us was Bristol Pride where we supplied a full technical production package including sound, stage structures, site power, lighting and crew. Main stage was headlined by Busted and Belinda Carlisle and the huge crowd was kept entertained by our L-Acoustics Kara system at FOH. We also supplied a full lighting rig which included 30 IP Rated par cans to light up the Lloyds Building. All ran from our Chamsys MQ100.

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Our long standing (17 year!) relationship with Bristol Harbourside Festival continued. This year we provided 6 stages with PA systems including Jelly Records Cascade Steps. One of this year’s challenges was to provide sound reinforcement for the 20 piece Bristol Ensemble orchestra who played Handel’s Water Music from a barge that passed though Bristol’s harbor to close the event. For this we used our fantastic L Acoustics Kiva II system with a Midas M32 and more DPA microphone than we can remember. You can see a little video of this via this link.

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August we had the return of the Old Duke Jazz Festival as well as Pub Chain Green King’s Party in The Car park events. A Somerset tradition is its Harvest home events where the village welcomes in the harvest. This year we provided full production for two of them. Which included Somerset’s one and only Wurzels. Where be that blackbird too....

We are looking forward to next year already with Autumn looking to be as busy as the summer.

Please get in touch if we can help you with planning any of your up and coming events.

King Sound Reinforcement Invests in DiGiCo

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As part of our ongoing rental stock updates we are pleased to announce that we have added two DiGiCo SD12 touring systems.

Dean Turner comments "We have been looking at a adding some new consoles to our hire stock for a while. With the release of the new DiGiCo SD12 it seems like the perfect time to join the DiGiCo Club. The SD12's have been fitted with Optics Cards for use with DiGiCo's SD Racks. We also have Waves cards available for hire with the consoles and can supply with a complete waves touring package.”

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To go with the SD12 consoles we have instock two DiGiCo D2 racks, and also a DiGiCo SD Rack which has been configured to allow 56 inputs, 24 outputs and 8 AES outputs.

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Tim Shaxon of DiGiCo comments "We're delighted KSR have bought their first DiGiCo consoles. They're a company that have been on our radar for a while so its great that they're now owners of two shiny new SD12's. Welcome to the club!"

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Please get in touch if you would like to get a quote to hire any of our new DiGiCo kit.

The Ringmaster Returns

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Dave Stewart, known as the Ringmaster, pulls musicians from across the globe together to play two UK dates to celebrate his 65th Birthday. Guests included Bob Geldof, Jon Stevens, Johnny Borrell, Diane Birch & Candy Dulpher to name a few.

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King Sound supplied a control and monitors package for the UK Dates, plus a full PA for the Sunderland Empire Show.

FOH engineer Tom New selected a DiGiCo SD12 console for his mix, supplemented with Waves running via DiGiCo’s Sound Grid.

Over in monitor world, engineer Dean Turner used a Midas Pro2 console. ''The band were all on a combination of In-Ear-Monitors with an additional eight wedge mixes and side fills . The Pro2 was a compact choice for the multiple mixes Dean needed to keep on top of."

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For the touring PA, a full L-Acoustics Kara system all powered by the LA8 amplifiers. Additional KIVA II were carried for out fills and lip fills.

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LATEST ARRIVALS: KIVA II SYSTEM

Meet our new L-Acoustics Kiva II system. We've found the extraordinary combination of clarity, SPL, coverage and weight has completely re defined what a small line array system can achieve and we've found a place for Kiva II on many shows where we'd previously used point source alternatives - with outstanding results!

We deployed an L-Acoustics system comprising of 12X Kiva II and 2X SB15M for the event closing performance of Handel's Water Music performed by the Bristol Ensemble Orchestra at Bristol Harbour Festival. The 21 piece orchestra performed the piece aboard the Tower Belle, which cruised the harbour heading a flotilla during the performance. Thousands lined Bristol's historic harbour and the orchestra sounded absolutely amazing through the Kiva II. With limited power on board we configured the whole system to run on just one LA8 amplifier!

video credit: https://www.facebook.com/sara.worth.54

Bristol Pride '17!

Well, that was intense! As usual we provided full site electrics, sound and stage for the popular Cabaret stage, full sound and lighting production package for main stage and illumination for the Lloyds Amphitheatre building. This year technical production took a big leap forward with a larger Cabaret Stage, a Main Stage full lighting package designed by Dan Dodd, a much larger PA system - L-Acoustics Kara/SB28/ARCS system as well as a new FOH mix position. The crowds were HUGE with the site at capacity from around 3.30pm onwards. We do a lot of events at Lloyds Amphitheatre, but had never seen crowds like this! Luckily we had configured the L-Acoustics Kara for a throw of over 75M... just in case. 

Bristol Sounds 2017

Many thanks to Crosstown Concerts for another fantastic week at Lloyds Ampitheatre. The eclectic line up included Benobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David, British Sea Power and the wonderful Bristol Sounds - Haçienda Classical. We did sound and provided many crew - who helped 'grease the wheels' in many areas of production and who's duties included a particularly arduous overnight stage build for Hacienda.

All the touring crews were lovely, the L-ACOUSTICS K2 sounded amazing, our friends Utopium Bristol & London did a great job with the lighting and each night had wonderful performances that the large crowds lapped up. Really it could not have gone better. Simmer Jelhorne, Tommy Gunningham, Dean Turner, Edd Sedgwick, Matt Royston-Bishop, Duncan O'Brien, Jen Kam, Conal Dodds and Dan Dodd.

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King Sound Reinforcement absorbs Eventall Limited

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We are pleased to announce Eventall, a successful event production company based in Weston Super Mare, is joining forces with King Sound Reinforcement Limited. Eventall's hire stock will re locate to our Bristol warehouse and the company's existing clients including Weston's Grand Pier will be fully supported from a new Weston office of King Sound Reinforcement.

Dean Turner, formally of Eventall, will head up the Weston operation and become a Director of King Sound Reinforcement. His responsibilities will include leading our rapidly expanding touring department, developing new business and managing existing client relationships.

Paul King, (MD) comments: 'We've worked closely with Dean for many years and have the up-most respect for his talents. I have always been impressed by his ability to generate business, deal with clients at all levels and create innovative production solutions. He is also one of the very few multi discipline touring professionals in the industry. Indeed, his current touring projects include not only FOH sound for the Hoosiers, Monitor engineer for Reef but also Lighting Designer for The Boomtown Rats & Bob Geldof! By absorbing Eventall everyone wins -  we harness the considerable talents of Dean and his team,  bolster our hire stock, particularly of lighting equipment, and start to expand geographically.  In return, access to our infrastructure, facilities and manpower will free up Dean to develop new business more effectively, knowing the back end is well and truly covered!'

Dean Turner, comments: 'I'm delighted to be on board with King Sound. This new exciting new venture will be great for all existing and new customers. I'm really looking forward to being able to drive forwards with new projects. We now have a much larger infrastructure and a creative production team to help during this year and beyond as King continues to grow rapidly.' 

 

 

King Sound achieves L-Acoustics Rental Network status.

King Sound achieves L-Acoustics Rental Network status – first in the South West! Following investment in L-Acoustics over the last 12 months, we have been recognised by L-Acoustics as ‘K’ Standard KARA Rental Network Agents. As one of only a handful of ‘K’ Standard suppliers in the UK and the sole Rental Network partner in the South West UK, we aim to become first call providers in the region for L-Acoustics systems.

King Sound hosts L-Acoustics Training Seminar.

We were proud to host two day training at our Bristol headquarters marking the first L-Acoustics training to take place in the South West for many years.

Day 1 covered system fundamentals - product line up, technology, Network Manager and Soundvision software.

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Day 2 concentrated on the Kara WST line array system - system design in the morning with the afternoon devoted to a practial workshop of the rigging procedures and listening tests.

Fully booked both days, with L-Acoustics trainer Chris Vass doing an excellent job of keeping everyone engaged, the training was deemed a great success by all concerned.

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Pride Bristol

Great day at Pride, good performances from Lisa Stansfield & Little Boots amongst others. The Compere Boogaloo Stu handled the audience with great care and attention, he can be seen in the backstage pic near the King gazebo donning an enormous yellow wig.

Meanwhile over on the Cabaret Stage the Nova Elite line array proved it's worth with crowds of over 1500 people, and the feedback from the cabaret performers was generous stating, "it was the best sound from any Pride event they have ever done."

Special thanks to Pride Organiser Daryn and his team for expertly handling the advancing process with us and making it a excellent day out for all. 

Main Stage Pride

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Cabaret Stage

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King Sound Invests in L-Acoustics.

King have taken delivery of an L-Acoustics Kara system marking a major new commitment to the brand that will see further investments as we refresh our hire stock. Our initial purchase consists of 18 Kara line array elements, 8 SB18, 6 SB28, and 6 LA8 in two LA RAKs. We look forward to joining, and playing an active part in, the L-Acoustics Rental Network.

BRISTOL’S TRINITY INSTALLATION - OCT 2015. L’ACOUSTICS KARA/SB18

Day 1 of the Trinity Centre L'acoustics Installation. Boxes flown, cabling done - system working! Tomorrow is for fettling, tweaking and tidying. Yep... it sounds amazing straight out the box, you've gotta love those sb18s! 

Day 1 of the Trinity Centre L'acoustics Installation. Boxes flown, cabling done - system working! Tomorrow is for fettling, tweaking and tidying. Yep.. it sounds amazing straight out the box, you've gotta love those SB18s!

Posted by King Sound Reinforcement Ltd on Thursday, 22 October 2015

LATEST ARRIVALS: NOVA ELITE LINE ARRAY

King Sound Reinforcement - Nova Acoustic Distributors. Nova Elite Line Array arrives! We have taken delivery of a Nova Elite line array system. The system comprises 16XELC26 array modules, 2XE15 flown subs, 8XE18 ground stack subs and 2XEH15 point source mid high boxes. We look forward to demonstrating this highly flexible system over the coming months and using it on our own shows.
http://www.novacoustic.com/html/elite.html
Please let us know if you'd like to try it.


LATEST SHOWS: BRISTOL SUMMER SERIES 2015

Many thanks to Metropolis Music for three great shows at the Summer Series. Jessie J cancelled the last date but George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs and Seasick Steve were all fantastic. We supplied audio production, local and stage crew and a few other bits and pieces. Utopium we on lights and a very hardworking team from Richmond Event Management looked after the site.

Seasick Steve ends the Summer Series in great style

Posted by King Sound Reinforcement Ltd on Saturday, 27 June 2015