Ian Colville has joined Flare Audio as its head of pro technical.
Colville (pictured) joins Flare from Capital Sound, where he spent eight and a half years as technical manager and systems designer.
“Sound has been my passion for the last 40 years,” he says. “I've always looked for the best solutions, the best technology and the best experience. Flare loudspeakers are unique because of the innovative technology the company has and is continuing to develop. I believe they offer the most accurate reproduction of sound currently available.
"For me, the challenge is to further bring this technology to the attention of the professional audio industry so that the ticket-buying public can also benefit from these innovations. Although Flare is already making inroads into other sectors [namely consumer headphones href="http://Flare Audio smashes Kickstarter goal with two days to go"], professional audio is a notoriously difficult market to penetrate.”
Davies Roberts, Flare Audio's CEO, adds: “Ian’s wealth of experience on designing and delivering sound at larg-scale events is exactly what Flare needs. We will be working together on further developing our pro range, and he will be an integral part of Flare’s R&D team. He will liaise with major hire companies further establishing the Flare brand so that the new technology is understood and embraced.
“Many major production clients are enquiring about Flare technology and Ian’s role is to cement this opportunity. He and I share the same passion for sound and delivering the highest degree of technical professionalism, as well as pushing the boundaries of innovation. Ian will be able to demonstrate to hire companies that Flare’s technology is the future for the industry, not just on sound quality but on audio control solutions, too. His arrival is a real coup for Flare.”