London, UK (July 25, 2019)—Spiritland Productions in the UK, operated by ex-BBC sound supervisors Gareth Iles and Antony Shaw, has launched a purpose-built audio OB truck based around Solid State Logic’s System T S500 audio console and is aimed primarily at the live music broadcast market.
Spiritland One features the System T S500 surface in a 3.5 bay, 64-fader configuration with additional meterbridge. Featuring a redundant pair of T80 Tempest Engines and four SB 32.24 stageboxes, the configuration provides 128 mic/line inputs and processing for 800 active audio paths.
The Dante-enabled system is coupled with a Dolby DP590 and 7.1.4 Neumann speaker set up and is also capable of producing the binaural mix that more and more festivals are reportedly demanding.
Spiritland One’s first major booking was a week-long gig at the Cardiff Singer of the World contest in June for BBC Wales. “It performed flawlessly,” says Shaw. “Simon and Andrew [BBC Wales sound supervisors] had never used the System T before, with a full orchestra and singers, and they loved it. It’s quite easy to teach people the basics and then everything follows on from that. We left them alone all week and they just got on with it. By the end of it, the meterbridge looked ridiculous. They had meters for everything, they’d shuffled everything about; they’d really dug in deep with what it can do.”
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