Roland consoles fire up Deloitte Ignite Festival

Roland digital consoles and handheld recorders were recently deployed for the annual Deloitte Ignite Festival at London’s Royal Opera House, writes Paul Watson.
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Roland provided 48-channel M-480 and M-400 digital mixing consoles along with handheld R-05 recorders for this year’s three-day Deloitte Ignite Festival which took place at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the fourth year in succession. Curated by internationally renowned director, Mike Figgis, the event takes over the entirety of the building and focuses on the current trends in fashion and art. ‘Just tell the truth’ was the theme of this year’s event, which took place from September 2-4, where people were invited to listen to opinions, watch dynamic performances, and take in a host of video films to gain a sense of what is happening at the cutting edge of the fashion and art world. Paul Nicholson of Midas ProSound and Red Square Audio was in charge of all things audio, and chose to bring in Roland consoles for monitoring duties. An M-480 was used in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, and a Roland M-400 in the Linbury Theatre; both consoles were connected to their respective FOH consoles via S-MADI. In the main hall, Andy Reeves operated the M-480 and Matt Trigg multi-tracked the performances using a SONAR REAC recording system. As the resident engineers also asked Nicholson to ‘spot record’, he chose to deploy four Roland R-05 handheld recorders: two at FOH, and two on monitors. “The Royal Opera House engineers were so impressed with the handheld recorders,” Nicholson reveals, post-event. “They purchased the four units there and then.” www.rolandsystemsgroup.comwww.redsquareaudio.co.uk

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