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By W E Audio, Apr 22 2013 12:21PM

The highlight of the Team Chase calendar, The National Team Chase Championships saw W E Audio’s services applied to the 2 miles course at Langston Farm, Oxfordshire. The course boasts a natural amphitheatre giving some of the best panoramic views and with our audio services that covered all audience areas clearly and sufficiently delivered one of the best spectator experiences for this prodigious event.


The event was held by the Heythrop Team Chase for whom we supplied a Public Address system, a Two Tier Commentary Unit, Timing Systems and a complete Communication System to over 60 organisers and staff. Clerk of the event Tom Gittins was highly impressed with our services and was thrilled with every moment that the day offered.


By W E Audio, Feb 22 2013 11:00AM

The annual Four Four Time Festival that took place at the Buxton Opera House continues to flourish a vast genre of acts and audiences alike to this stunning venue. During the ten daylong event we supplied our Turbosound Flex Array Line array speaker system and Midas Pro2 digital consoles that were placed at both Front of House and on Monitors for the entirety of the event.


Headliners to the festival included: Cast, Richard Hawley, Steve Harley and the Cockney, Rebel Ginger Bakers Jazz Confusion, Heaven 17, Oyster Band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Juan Martin Flamenco Ensemble. All visiting engineers that used the system left having a successful and well received show by all the audience.



By W E Audio, Dec 21 2012 05:00PM

This year’s Bath’s Christmas Light Switch On was hosted by the BBC’s One Show as part of their live show. The event was hosted by presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker with guest on the show including John Bishop, this event also tied in with The Children In Need, Rickshaw challenge that the show had been following from its parting.


Working closely with the BBC this event incorporated our typical Special Events profile that included our experienced engineering services and high quality Pro Audio equipment supplied to the stage, then with a secondary Voice Evacuation Public Address system that snaked its way up the high street for welfare announcements and the distribution of the live broadcast on the stage.


This was one of our last events of 2012 and was a great way to end giving all the crew a festive feeling in time for Christmas.


By W E Audio, Dec 18 2012 10:00AM

Every now and again you come across a cause that you have to support and Aerobillity is one that all of us at W E Audio wanted to get involved with. Aerobillity is a registered charity that offers disabled people the chance to fly an aeroplane. Recently they have accomplished some great achievements including having one of their students flying over the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.


Because this was such a great cause, W E Audio offered their services for their annual fundraising event the Aviators Ball that took place at the Sofitel Hotel Heathrow’s Terminal 5.


This corporate event included our Flex Array speaker system and incorporated our Midas mixing console the Pro2 at the Front of House position. Overall this was a great event that was well attended and with our support they managed to raise an incredible amount of money.


To find out more visit Areobility's website: http://www.aerobility.com

By W E Audio, Aug 12 2012 03:00PM

Supplying The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) this season has marked a very proud milestone for us as a company. Early in 2011 we were approached by the event team to offer a solution that would improve their current Public Address commentary system and this is exactly what we achieved.


However this did not come without its challenges on this remarkably large event site and the weather not being on our side during installation. Nevertheless we completed the job to plan and made a huge impact with our clear audible system across the whole site.


During the event we also supplied the audio system for the launch of the A400 Airbus.


We have just had confirmation that we will be supplying next year, due to our astounding results and we equally are looking forward to this.


By W E Audio, Apr 8 2012 04:00AM

W E Audio supply Public Address services to many of the British Air shows/festivals and becoming part of the British Air Display Association (BADA) was a natural progression that enhances our services to our end client. Having the understanding of how air displays operate, specifically having the knowledge of the relevant safety information at our disposal, from the likes of the CAA makes us completely unique as an audio supplier.


Joining BADA is something that we are very proud of as a company and is another thing that we think is important to improve our application of service to future events.


By W E Audio, Feb 17 2012 11:00AM

W E Audio is proud to be back with this year’s Four Four Time festival held at Buxton Opera House. Acts this year included: Echo and the Bunnymen, Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & the Light, Steve Hackett, The Beat, The Selector, Kate Rusby, and Capercaillie.


As per previous years we supplied the Front of House system with one of our Midas Heritage H3000, due to popular demand. We installed Turbosound Aspect TA-890 speaker system with TQ-445’s for infill’s.


On Monitors the festival saw our new Midas Pro2 digital mixing console make its debut appearance, Wayne Barker Managing Director said this; “it was hard to tell any difference between the two consoles and I was amazed at how well the Pro2 worked on monitors over the event”. We also supplied TFM-450’s as a wedge monitor.


W E Audio has enjoyed a very long relationship with Buxton Opera house’s Four Four Time Festival and we look forward to many future events.

By W E Audio, Dec 21 2011 03:00AM

W E Audio, based in North Oxfordshire, have just received delivery of the first of two Midas PRO2 consoles they have purchased from LMC Audio.

With a pair of always-in-demand Heritage H3000’s already in stock, which have been used on all of the festivals they have supplied this year, Wayne Barker, MD of W E Audio, and his team are familiar with the audio quality of Midas products. “We have always loved what Midas put into their consoles, especially the XL3 & XL4 and of course the H3000”, explains Rylan Machin, Project Manager at W E Audio, “so when we saw what Midas had done with the PRO2, bringing out a console with a small footprint, a respectable channel count, and the same Midas quality and attention to detail, we knew there would be high demand for hire on this console again.”


Wayne and Rylan made the decision to invest in PRO2 at this year’s PLASA Show, where they took full advantage of the PRO2 demo sessions available on the Midas stand throughout the show. Rob Hughes, UK Customer Support Manager at Midas & Klark Teknik comments, “It’s great to see long standing Midas customers like W E Audio making the move over to Midas digital, and I am sure the Pro 2 consoles will be a huge success for them. The demand for the Pro 2 and Pro 2C consoles has been fantastic, and is set to become one of the fastest selling Midas consoles of all time. It’s set to be a very high demand console in 2012 and beyond.”


Tim Bamber, Technical Sales for LMC Birmingham, who advised W E on their acquisition, comments, “W E Audio have been looking into new Midas consoles for some time now, so when PRO2 was launched it made perfect sense for them. Coming with such a recognised “Midas Sound”, in a small format and with a great price tag, plus its intuitive way of working and exceptional monitor features such as MCA’s and GEQ/FX features, it was a no brainer.”


As well as adding the desk to their hire stock for touring and events, Rylan informs us that W E will be offering what they call “The Bus Package” aimed, in particular, at those tours requiring a small footprint console with the quality of a Midas on a tour bus with a trailer. “The Bus Package will include our fully patchable stage box that we are very proud to have incorporated into the Midas DL251 with satellite boxes and breakouts, so that the console can be put into house systems and local supply.” He adds there will then be an option to take out a microphone package with all the necessary cable and microphone stands. “We hope that this package will offer a quick ‘get-in’ and ‘get-out’ option to engineers who are touring through different venues with a limited amount of space in a trailer.”

W E Audio and LMC Audio’s relationship goes a long way back, and once again, Rylan and the team were impressed with the service from LMC. “LMC pay great attention to detail; the staff at LMC are like no other, and having the salesman-client relationship, especially when on the road, is imperative.

When we decided we were interested in purchasing the Midas PRO2 we knew we wanted to do it with LMC. Tim Bamber made the decision easy for us with a pristine demo back in October, keeping us up to date all the way down the line.”

Rylan has worked with W E Audio for almost three years. Starting out as a student of Jim Parsons’, previously of Tiger hire, at Deep Blue Sound in Plymouth, he met Wayne Barker, MD of W E Audio Ltd, during one of his modules and they hit it off straight away. Wayne offered Rylan a Summer of work and soon afterwards a full time job. Since becoming Project Manager, Rylan has headed up a number of W E ‘s accounts including Alex James Harvest & the Tall Ships Races, and has taken on various other tasks including designing systems and looking after front of house and client/artist liaison.



Article sourced from LMC Audio Ltd


Written By Louisa Hinkly

By W E Audio, Nov 22 2011 11:00AM

Run Bristol Goes Off Road is a new event to the Run Bristol event calendar this year. The weekend took place in the historic grounds of Ashton Court and offered two days of running events including a friendly mass race on the Saturday and a cross country challenge on the Sunday for some of Britain’s top runners.


W E Audio supplied a full public address system that covered the entire audience areas this was controlled from one of W E’s double story commentary control units which offered a great space for the whole Run Bristol Team. W E also supplied a Turbosound TQ-Light speaker system for Heart FM as well as 25 sets of Motorola MOTOTRBO DP 3600 two-way radio systems.


Overall the event could not have gone better and the whole team from Run Bristol were pleased with all the services that W E Audio supplied.

By W E Audio, Sep 15 2011 09:00AM

The world renowned Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, held for the 33rd year this year, attracted around 500,000 spectators watching up to 100 balloons of all shapes and sizes ascending into the air above Ashton Court.


W E Audio supplied a full public address system for the event over the entire site as well as a Turbosound TQ system for the band stage.


The finale event The Nightglow where 30 or more balloons glow in time to music was enhanced this year by the addition of a full Turbosound Aspect system encircling the main arena. Designed specifically to cover the full audience area the system proved to be the icing on the cake for the event and made sure that the climax to this year’s event was a night to remember.


Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta