Universal Music relies on Capital Sound for BRIT Awards party

Capital Sound was given the task of putting together a sound system for the Universal Music BRIT Awards Party, which was hosted by Bacardi and Soho House.

The event took place at the Old Midland Bank in London and was attended by some of the biggest names in music, including Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sandé, Paloma Faith, Jessie J and Frank Ocean.

“We’d visited the palatial marble clad surroundings a couple of weeks before, and decided to put together an ‘in the round’ system of 28 Meyer Sound Mina cabinets and eight 600-HP subs to relay material from two full DJ rigs, which were set up on what used to be the Bank’s reception desk,” said crew chief Charles Ellery.

Capital Sound’s Robin Conway was on system technician and mixing duties, while Louisa Gladwin, Charlie Bryson and Jasmin Cummings handled the PA and stage technician roles.

Control was provided by a Digico SD11 digital console, with a pair of Meyer Sound Galileo loudspeaker management systems handling the outputs to the entrance corridor system and the VIP section at the other end of the venue, which was equipped with Martin Audio W2s with WS218X subs.

Stephen Bunting worked the Room Two system of Meyer 600-HPs and UPQs for a performance by Iggy Azalea.

“The BRIT Awards is always a spectacular event,” Ellery added. “The Awards parties follow that lead and this was no exception. Everyone had a great time and both Universal and Soho House were really pleased with what we supplied.”

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