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Adlib pitch perfect in concert halls

Production News
28 November 2017

CONCERT PROMOTING and production company Senbla needed precision and attention to detail in its audio production when it staged the movie La La Land with a live orchestra at concert halls throughout the UK.

The sound system had to recreate the orchestra faithfully while remaining unobtrusive enough to allow clear sightlines to the cinema screen. When Senbla invited production specialist Adlib to design the show, the Liverpool-based company deployed a Kara audio system by French manufacturer L-Acoustics at venues including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall (cap. 2,350), York’s Barbican (1,450) and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall (2,250).

“Having a central focus for the dialogue was vital,” says Adlib’s Phil Keilty.

Accordingly, the two main PA hangs comprised 12 Kara boxes with four Arcs II per side plus four Kara stage lip fills with two KS28 subs per side.

“The front fills were fed by a separate mix from the DiGiCo SD10 FOH console to allow extra dialogue to the front half of the audience, countering the acoustic sound of the orchestra as well as boosting their ability to focus sound in relation to the screen,” Keilty adds.

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