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Tony Andrews: ‘Glade Stage at Glasto the most audio fun I’ve had in ages’

Sound production company Sound-Services delivered Funktion-One loudspeakers and a Cadac desk for the Glade Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews telling PSNEurope that project was “the most audio fun I’ve had in ages”.

Sound-Services worked with Funktion-One to deliver the ‘Experimental Ambisonic Soundfield’ for the Glade Stage via the company’s Evo range. Comprising a main stage FOH system with four additional positions, the six loudspeaker positions were arranged in a perfect hexagon, 36 metres in diameter, to create the soundfield.

Meanwhile, a Cadac CDC seven live sound console was deployed for FOH mixing duties. The 96-input, 56-buss CDC seven features a 36 fader, dual 23.5-inch high contrast HD touch screen hardware control surface.

Speaking to PSNEurope, Andrews said: “The Glade stage at Glastonbury was the most audio fun I’ve had in ages. The Ambisonics was working the best I’ve ever heard it, the bass was incredible and Goldie’s set has to be in my top 5 audio experiences of a lifetime.”

Sound-Services managing director, Curtis Gilmore, added: “We were nervous at first about using a brand new desk on a show of this size but after hearing it on a demo, we decided that we couldn’t do without it. The sound is so pure and clear. It is definitely one of the best sounding shows that we have been a part of and the Cadac CDC seven played a huge part in this. We look forward to using this desk at many shows in the future.”