Kent-based RoryAld Live provided sound reinforcement for the Guru Nanak Darbar – a Gurdwara (Sikh temple), one of the largest in Europe.
RoryAld Live was founded in 2007 by 23-year-old Rory Alderson, who has been working the pro audio industry since he was 14.
The Guru Nanak Darbar is prone to unwanted reverberance and distortion due to the high domed main worship hall. The temple authorities were impressed with the quality of the Soundcraft Si Expression mixing console Alderson had used when providing sound reinforcement for a Sikh wedding at the site.
“They then invited me back to do their New Year’s Eve event and informed me that they needed a proper system,” says Alderson. “I first started using an Si Compact 32 over three years ago and loved it. The effects were amazing and suddenly I didn’t have to carry outboard gear and heavy desks around with me – so I decided to buy one.”
“We EQ’d the system in the Si Expression 2, which is an extremely user friendly desk, and set the delays in the desk matrix. It’s a vast improvement on what they had before. They can be run both at low volume and at a higher SPL when the temple is full, without feedback.”