Nelson’s Theatre Royal was built in 1878 and reopened last June after a major refurbishment. The opening festival included a variety concert featuring around 25 local acts each night and included anything from CD playback to 20 radio mics on stage! There was no time for a dress rehearsal and sound checks had to take place during the week, so it quickly became apparent our new digital mixing desk would be required.
We programmed the desk and saved each sound check during the week so that we could recall settings on the night. It also became apparent it would be impossible to set monitor levels from the front of house position, so Brendyn Montgomery hooked up his MacBook Pro to the system and ran monitors from side of stage.
The Theatre Royal is a leading performance venue in Nelson and it was clear that the Theatre would need a permanent in-house system of exceptional quality for concert and playback uses and so BBSound have installed a system purchased specifically for the Theatre. It comprises four QSC K12 self powered speakers with Peavey Q118 subs and front fill using EAW VR62 speakers all managed from a Driverack 260. This provides excellent coverage throughout the venue. This superb system can be supplemented by BBSound’s esoteric microphone inventory and range of mixing desks and processors to provide excellent sound for any event.