Manchester's Winter Gathering fires up with a Danley Sound Labs system

The long-since decommissioned London Road Fire Station was home to a special, one-off Winter Gathering which featured an ice skating rink, live music, trade concessions and food vendors.

"My business partner Jonny Wharton orchestrated the Winter Gathering contract, through his relationships with several acts and promoters who are involved in both this and other projects around the UK," explained Kyle Marriott, managing director at Neuron Pro Audio.  Elemental Events Limited orchestrated all the events and subcontractors for the Winter Gathering under the direction of Allied London, the large-scale property developer that owns London Road Fire Station.

Danley OS80 all-weather speakers braving the snow and rain to provide clear coverage for the ice

Danley OS80 all-weather speakers braving the snow and rain to provide clear coverage for the ice

"As one of our company's main technical people, I advised that we should import Danley equipment via air freight due to its famous sound quality and pattern control," said Marriott. "In addition, Danley would be something a little outside the norm for the area - it has a 'cool' factor.

"The ability to take the client's preliminary site plans and use them to produce accurate direct SPL plots with Danley's free Danley Direct acoustical modelling software also helped us to meet their tight licensing application deadlines and assuage council fears of off-site noise bleed affecting nearby residents."

SH46 Synergy Horns and TH118 Tapped Horn subs provide plenty of power for the live music

SH46 Synergy Horns and TH118 Tapped Horn subs provide plenty of power for the live music

The event uses four zones in total, controlled via a BSS London BLU-160 running a bespoke configuration with auto-gain leveling and timed noise level reductions, with customized BLU-10 touchscreen wall panel for minor adjustments and source selection.

Our installation was also featured in several articles of trade press, including LSionline, AVNetwork, and FOHonline. You can find out more by visiting the following link:
http://www.avnetwork.com/thewire.aspx?entryid=6203&manage=view

And a full equipment spec plus plenty of photos can be found in our own portfolio, here:
http://www.neuronproaudio.co.uk/portfolio/london-road-fire-station-winter-gathering