Adlib Puts Soundcraft into Northern University Venues
Adlib Audio has provided complete sound systems for two leading venues on the university live performance circuit, and Soundcraft MH Series consoles are at the heart of both of them.
Manchester University has refurbished the sound system for its live venue the Hop and Grape which is now to be known as Academy 3. Adlib Audio has equipped it with a new 40-channel Soundcraft MH40 at front-of-house, and a 24-channel Soundcraft MH3 for monitors. MUSU has opened a fourth live music venue, to be known as the Club Academy, which is located in the newly-renovated cellar beneath the MU Student Union. For the 600-capacity space, Adlib Audio has designed and installed a comprehensive sound reinforcement system, built around the Soundcraft MH4 front-of-house console which was requested by the University\'s own engineers John Lyd and Tony Small.
Powered entirely by Crown amplification, the system also features dbx processing, and a full dbx DriveRack remote control system.
Although still a relatively new name on the national touring circuit, Liverpool Academy 2 is fast becoming one of the busiest. A traditional 1930s theatre, with a capacity of over 400 people, the Academy 2 has a unique removeable ceiling which reveals a balcony (used on very busy nights), and now boasts a first-class sound reinforcement spec. The system includes a 40 channel Soundcraft MH3 console at front-of-house, and 24 channel MH2 console in support, designed by Adlib Audio and provided to the University on a long-term hire. All system processing is BSS, and amplification is by Crown.