At Britannia Row Productions, we know great technology can only be truly brilliant at doing its job if the people using it are brilliant at theirs.
Which is why we have some of the very best ears in the business listening out for the very latest innovations in audio technology – and carefully evaluating them before allowing them out into the world.
Here’s a little intro to some of our most popular rental stock. The list is by no means exhaustive, so please contact our Rentals Department by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
tel: +44(0) 20 8893 4997, to discuss how best to achieve World Class Audio for your production.
- Solid State Logic
- Midas Heritage 3000
- Ultrazone ZMX8210 and Yamaha MV800’s are used for small applications such as break-out rooms
- L-Acoustics K1
- L-Acoustics K2
- L-Acoustics Kara
- L-Acoustics ARC Series
- L-Acoustics KS28
- L-Acoustics K1SB
- L-Acoustics SB28
- Clair Cohesion 12
- Clair Cohesion 8
- Clair CP118
- Clair HP118
- Clair CP218
- Clair HP218
- L-Acoustics 5XT
- L-Acoustics 8XT
- L-Acoustics 108P
- L-Acoustics KIVA
- L-Acoustics 112P
- Turbosound Impact 50
- Yamaha MSP5
- d&b Q-SUB
- L-Acoustics SB15M/SB15P
- L-Acoustics SB18
NEAR FIELD MONITORS
- Genelec 1031A
- Yamaha NS10M
- d&b M2
- d&b M4
- Clair AM12
- Clair AM212
- Clair CM22
- L-Acoustics x12
- L-Acoustics x15
We have a large stock of Sennheiser and Shure wired and wireless I.E.M.s
SIDE / DRUM FILLS
Depending upon individual requirements, the enclosures for side and drum fill monitors are drawn from our stock of both PA and smaller speaker enclosures.
The majority of our system control in use is supplied by our loudspeaker manufacturers with pre-sets optimised for their products. We major on Lake LM26 and LM44 DSP units either as stand-alone units or often in addition to our loudspeaker manufacturer’s control systems. This equipment is packaged in Britannia Row Productions’ very comprehensive drive systems.
The amplifiers supplied with our systems are those designed for and recommended by our loudspeaker manufacturers.
OUTBOARD EFFECTS AND PROCESSING
In addition to the on-board processors, effects, dynamics and plug-ins available on our digital consoles we stock a wide range of 19″ outboard units by Al Smart, Antares, Aphex, Avalon, BSS, Chandler Limited, Crane Song, dbx, Drawmer, Empirical Labs, Eventide, Focusrite, George Massenburg Labs, Klark Teknik, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, Sabine, Sound Technology, Summit Audio, TC Electronics, TL Audio, Tube Tech, Waves and Yamaha.
MICROPHONES, DIRECT-INJECTION AND PICK-UPS
- Ridge Farm
We specialise in Schoeps, Schertler and DPA orchestra mic kits.
Our wireless radio mic systems are by Shure and Sennheiser.
Digital console manufacturer line splitter systems specific to their consoles are utilised wherever possible. Equipment used to provide more splits when required are by Midas, Teqsas and BSS Audio. Our remote stage boxes / sub snakes are 12-way with Veam multi-connectors. Our media splits are either Sonaflex or Alice.
LIVE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
We supply a variety of recorders and virtual sound-check devices including Pro Tools, JoeCo Black Box, Midas and our own proprietary recording system.
Our ‘hot-key sting’ machines are the Instant Replay 360’s and custom set-ups using Mini Macs, Sound Boards and Hewlett Packard touch screens.
Our CDs and CDRs are Marantz, Tascam, Teac and Sony.
Communications “Comms” has always been an integral part of the technology required for live production.
Over the last few years, since London 2012, clients’ expectations of what can be delivered in regard to communication have risen past the brackets of what the industry standard 2-ring comms system can provide.
Britannia Row have recognized this as important as the quality and reliability of the audio for the event, and as such looked to add to our inventory a cost effective yet increased capability standard belt pack system that could be deployed for our customers’ needs.
It was important that we obtain a system that would provide enhanced connectivity and an increased number of comms rings/channels from the basic 2, whilst also ensuring longevity in the product and room for expansion where needed in the future. It was also important that the product we chose could use existing infrastructure of standard XLR mic cables allowing for ease of distribution around venues using our multicore systems where needed.
To further meet our customer’s growing requirements for ever-more sophisticated show and event communications, we extend our comms services through Surfhire.
Surfhire is a Communications Services Provider specialising in sophisticated comms systems, integrated backstage & production office packages, walkie-talkie’s, IT and Data services and WIFI. Surfhire also offers a world-wide radio licensing service. It is headed up by Simon Hodge who has run Surfhire since 2012.
For any Comms needs that you may have in addition to your Live Audio requirements, please talk to your Britannia Row Productions’ Client Liaison. For stand-alone Comms requirements you can either talk to your Britannia Row contact / Client Liaison or with Simon Hodge / Surfhire.
We decided to employ the use of Clearcom’s Helixnet Digital Partyline system in our standard technology footprint. These systems allow for up to 12 rings/channels per main station (HMS-4X version 3) and each belt pack (HBP-2X) can address any 2 of these 12 rings at any one time, with easy re allocation of these assigned channels by the belt packs on screen menu or remotely via the Comms Engineer on site using the system software that the Helixnet System provides.
In addition to the higher channel count, the Helixnet Main Station (HMS-4X) allows for 3 x I/O connectivity modules to be mounted inside, giving the user options for:
- for use with other comms sytems and protocols, e.g. RTS, Telex, Clearcom Analogue and TecPro.
- To allow integration to any other form of audio I/O communication, e.g. FOH/MONITOR ‘shout systems’ using switched mics and self powered monitors as the 4-wire connection turns the comms signal into pure audio send/return.
- Integration with Outside Broadcast communications.
- Integration with Motorola or similar portable radio solutions.
- allowing connectivity of the system to other Helixnet systems over LAN. This can be very useful on a large scale multi room corporate project.
- To allow computer control of the system deployed on site at any given production.
There are 3 main components to the Helixnet System:
Main Station (HMS-4X) – allowing for system control and access to 4 rings at any one time via the front panel.
Beltpacks (HBP-2X) – allowing for up to any 2 rings from the available 12 at any one time.
Remote Station (HRM-4X) – identical to the front panel of the HMS-4X, allowing for 4 rings, but with a much shallower depth, ideal for corporate shows where more than 2 rings are required but with limited desk top space. – These units can be linked to allow full access to 12 rings should it be required.
We have been using this system on shows now for over a year with nothing but excellent feedback from our clients. This system can handle a high demand show that would normally require a full Matrix system to be deployed, at significant client expense, just to obtain a few extra channels.
Clearcom’s Helixnet bridges the gap perfectly between the comms of yesteryear and the large scale matrix systems that the industry saw deployed at the Olympics and Commonwealth games and similar style events. It also allows for expansion and integration with Clearcom’s Eclipse Matrix system should it be required. As our comms requirement increases we are confident we have aligned ourselves with a manufacturer and product that will be able to cater for all our clients needs for the foreseeable future.
Wireless comms have become highly requested and required on live productions in the last few years, and we have ensured we can deliver this capability. These types of units are especially used by show runners, fashion shows, stage managers and more.
We decided to employ the use of the industry standard Telex BTR Systems. From the available options they provide, we use the dual channel systems which allows for expansion and a bit of flexibility past the standard single ring wireless system.
We use the Telex BTR-800 Dual Channel Wireless Base Station, with TR825 full Dual channel beltpacks (where the alternative TR800 pack is a toggle between 2 rings). These are an RF based system and have proved to be reliable and robust and a perfect compliment to our Helixnet wired systems.
As the RF spectrum has got even busier, we have added the Clearcom Freespeak II system to our inventory. It runs on 1.9Ghz frequencies and has far greater options for multiple channels and large site communication delivery where the standard RF solution can no longer cater. Freespeak II allows you to run remote antennas, which could allow production teams to have active comms whilst out of the main event space behind venue walls where RF cannot travel. This system is gaining use and reputation from many large scale jobs but is still a relative newcomer and not stocked by every audio company. We are ensuring our reputation for audio and quality control is matched in our communications delivery.