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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 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, 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