Festivals and Live Events
It’s every sound engineer’s favourite line – ‘nobody goes home humming the lights’! We create cost effective solutions for festivals from spoken word to rock and roll. At every stage, we strive for the highest audio quality for every member of the audience, whether they’re right up front, or enjoying the view from afar. Working to fulfil the requirements of any incoming band, we provide proven industry-standard audio equipment to the standard expected by your show’s headlining act.
The touring life is hard. Day one will see you in Plymouth, and day two’s show might be in Birmingham en route to a sold-out show in Glasgow. Increasingly, musical tours are spread throughout the country, hopping from one side to the other, and back again. These demanding schedules don’t leave any slack for dealing with broken equipment or involved setups. JHAV pride ourselves on the quality of our equipment and maintenance, and our commitment to making every show as easy as it can possibly be.
Off-site Noise Control
While the audience might be ready and raring to go, your next door neighbours might not be so keen! Working in the beautiful South West of England, occasionally somebody wants to create a festival experience on the doorstep of somebody who has experienced all the festivals they care to! Luckily, all is not lost – we have the tools and experience to keep more art on site, and less noise elsewhere. Keeping the neighbours happy starts at the design phase, and our use of loudspeakers by d&b audiotechnik allows us to deploy a powerful tool – NoizCalc. It’s all very technical, but in short, once we’ve planned a system for the audience, we can simulate how that system performs off-site. With that done, we can suggest changes to mitigate the effect of sound leaking from where we want it, to where we don’t.
Sometimes you just need to fill a gap in your inventory for a weekend. We stock a large amount of industry standard equipment, available at competitive prices. This includes mixing consoles by DiGiCo, Midas, Yamaha, and Allen and Heath, as well as microphones by Shure, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Neumann, AKG, and DPA. We’re always happy to hire out our toys, just give us a call!