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The Village Soho Audio and Lighting Upgrade

The Village – Soho London has had a Major Audio Visual upgrade by its new owners – Stonegate Pub Company

The Iconic LGBTQ Venue was one of the first in Londons Soho

The extensive upgrade has seen Products from BSS, Martin Audio and Chauvet bring the venue to life

The main feature is the new pixel mapped led ceiling batterns with full RGB color mixing

The Lighting is controlled from Showcad Artist software

Popworld Chelmsford Audio and Visual Installation

 

As Part of our ongoing relationship with Stonegate Pub Company we were asked to provide audio solution for the Premises being converted to the successful Popworld brand.

The AV installation was Designed by MSL’s own Toby Jones in October and Installed in November. The audio system is based around a Martin Audio Blackliner X Series Sound System, with BSS Audio Blu Series Signal Processing and Zone Control. The Audio System is complimented by Lighting Equipment from Chauvet, and Controlled by SHowcad Artist DMX Lighting Control Software.

All the products we installed here as at all of the sites we work at are chosen becuase they meet a specific critera and are a match for the job at hand. In particular we are looking for Reliable, Good Quality and Performance at the price point required by the particular project.

Since opening the site has been a massive success in the town – already exceeding the performance of the site before being transformed to the Popworld brand

MSL Provide the Ultimate Audio Visual Experience in latest 1Rebel Ride Studio at London Nova Victoria ​

Summary

Starting from a completely empty shell the designers Studio C102 came up with a fantastic world first for a Ride Studio
The layout is akin to a theatre, with a Large open Reception, Ground floor, Circle and ‘The Gods’ section with bikes positioned over 3 levels and over 70 bikes!
Located at the new Nova Victoria development, Just a 3 minute walk from Mainline and Underground train services This location is surround by a selection of diverse and intersting Restaurants and Bars.
With Custom Designed d&b Sound Scape – Surround Sound, Huge Intelligent Lighting System and Custom Laser System all complimened by a mamouth video wall behind the instructor
The space also includes a hydraulic platform so the instructors bike can raise up to allow the upper levels to get a good view
The 1Rebel Ethos and in fact part of the design brief from Owners James Balfour & Giles Dean was to create the Ultimate Experience and to contine the ‘King of Gyms’ This studio was to be the brands Largest and become the Pinnacle of the ever growing 1Rebel Portfolio
So MSL led by Project Manager Toby Jones, with sound design by Bill Brooks and lighting by Durham Marenghi set about creating this one of a kind Ultimate Experience to match the AV installation with the incredible space

Technical Details

After a successful demonstration at d&b audiotechnic uk headquarters the sound system quickly became the first uk installation of a d&b audiotechnic soundscape. This is a mukti channel Surround Sound system on a scale never seen before in the UK
The studio contains over 50 loudspeakers from the xS-Series all driven discreetly from d&b 10d and 30d amplifiers
Speaker processing is handled by the amplifiers and surround sound processing is handled in a number of ways depending on the source via the new d&b ds100 dsp unit
Soundweb blu-860 and blu-100 units handle all the analog and digital inputs and outputs the signal chain is completely digital utilising either Dante or aes/ebu and only converted to analog at the final stage in the amplifiers
Custom multi channel audio content is created for instructors for their signature class.
The lighting system is equally impressive a huge truss over the main space is home to a massive selection of fixtures, including Clay Paky Shar Bars, Clay Paky Axcor, Chauvet Colorado 1 Solos and Colorado 2 Solos with over 100 fixtures.
Durham Marenghi brought in ER Productions to design and supply a custom laser system based around their Cyclone as seen in Zayn Malik’s Like I Would music music video
Behind the instructor is a huge led video wall with custom content controlled by the Madrix control software on a powerhouse of a PC
All of the lighting, lasers and video wall is then controlled by 8 universes of DMX fed from Showcad Artist 3 with custom feature upgrades programmed by Dean Osborne
The control of such a complex installation has to be extremely simple and the goal was to produce theatre quality light shows with no lighting jockey
The whole Lighting system is operated from a touch screen with most operations only requiring 1 or 2 touches
With signature programs running in sync with the music
For guidance on programming Saul Ramson-Williams was heavily involved with this aspect with a lot of support from Mick Martin and Rowland Hughs at Showcad Control Systems

Luna Croydon receives MSL Refurbishment

 

Luna Croydon has received the MSL upgrade treatment

With Led lighting fitted throghout the venue acompanied with mirror balls, and the new Laser Batterns

All controlled from Showcad Artist

Sound Upgrade featuring products from Martin Audio, BSS Audio and Yamaha

MSL Create a Scene at Tiger Tiger Haymarket

 

MSL were chosen for the Sound and Lighting Upgrade at the Prestigious Flagship Venue of Novus Leisure in London

Tiger Tiger’s haymarket site covering some 18 000 Sq Feet first opened in 1998 and is the Largest and Flagship site of the Brand

MSL’s upgrade features Sound Equipment from Martin Audio, Powersoft and BSS, whilst a large inventory of Lighting from Chauvet Proffesional.

Lighting Control is handled by 3 Systems of Showcad Artist for the Various rooms and the Main Tiger Bar features a Led Video Wall behind the Bar, Seperated by illuminsted pillars. This is controlled by Madrix Control software

 

MSL dazzle at Phonox in Brixton

 

 

The Plan B site in Brixton has been taken on by Steve Ball and the Columbo Group and has been Rebranded to become Phonox Nightclub

The Large site is planning on hosting some of the hotest DJ talent of the moment. With 2 rooms featuring bespoke decore that Columbo Group are well know for

The Installation consisted of a large quantiy of existing Funktion One Loudspeakers

Processing has been upgraded to BSS Audio Blu Series along with Powersoft Amplification

The Lighting system comprises of a large quantity of Chauvet R1x beams, 10 beam red laser batterns, 10 Sun Strips behind the DJ Booth and a Huge mirror ball in the center of the dancefloor

Lighting control is handled by Showcad Artist

Ark Manchester AV Upgrade

 

The Large Ark Manchester site is built around 2 Railways Arches side by side

Just a stones throw away from the now defunct – Hacienda Club, now converted to Apartments and named appropriately Hacienda Apartments

The Ceiling is the classic red brick railway arch and was crying out to be uplit with RGB Led Lighting

This was done using Chauvet Proffesional Products

Lighting Control from Showcad Artist

The Square Panels were lit using High Power led tape, and Chauvet Moving heads on each panel

Sound was upgraded using inventory from our long standing relashionship with martin Audio, with Processing from BSS

 

Hawksmoor Air Street

Middlesex Sound and Lighting continue their long standing relationship with Hawksmoor – designing and installing a multi zone audio system using Martin Audio speakers, Cloud processing and Yamaha Amplification. Located in an Art Deco room overlooking Regent Street, the menu at Hawksmoor Air Street is equally-weighted between steak and seafood. We’ve teamed up with Mitch Tonks, the chef/owner of one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, to mastermind the fish side of things, not least by ensuring that we receive the freshest produce possible straight from Brixham Market in Devon…

MSL Complete Butlins Installation

Middlesex Sound and Lighting complete installation of LED Festoon lighting solution at The Store and Little Something for Butlins Bognor Regis. Over 450 colour changing LED fixtures were installed, programmed and powered using a brand new LED lighting solution Glasson Electronics.

The Golden Bee – New Audio System

Building on an established working relationship with Michael Jones from the Horns, a venue that MSL completed earlier in 2012, Project Manager Bradley Watson designed and supplied a new loudspeaker and control system to the newly launched Golden Bee above the Horns on Singer Street in the Capital’s Old Street area. The Golden Bee – the brainchild of Jones and colleague Billie Chandler, is located on the first and second floor of the Singer Street site in Old Street, and boasts a main bar with plush interior design by Darren Grape of Grapes Design, a covered outdoor terrace, and a 100 capacity open air roof terrace…

Roxbourne Junior School – New Audio System

A local community Junior School located close to the MSL offices; Roxbourne Junior School contacted MSL as the music department were looking at bringing their antiquated school hall PA system up to date.

New Live Stage Equipment For Fabric London

Following a 10 year relationship between Sanjeev Bhardwaj – Technical manager at Fabric London and MSL project manager Bradley Watson, the iconic London club now has brand new live stage equipment in room One – supplied by Middlesex Sound & Lighting Ltd.

Hawksmoor Bar Spitalfields

Following the resounding success of the latest Hawksmoor site at Guildhall, the London brand have just completed a complete overhaul of the Commercial Street site, including the opening of a brand new Bar in the basement space.

Vanilla Windsor Re-Launch

MSL have been working with Franck Lumbar, owner and operator of Club Vanilla in Windsor for 3 years, in addition to a number other venues in Lumbar’s portfolio including Club Essence in Kingston and the Pink Gentleman’s club in Windsor.

Brighton Rocks With Hed Kandi

Following the success at the Clapham site, the Hed Kandi brand has now opened their flagship bar in Brighton. The former Luminar Leisure site on West Street in the City’s bustling Lanes area is now home to Hed Kandi’s largest bar concept to date.

Broadcast Audio Solution For The Conran Store London

Middlesex Sound & Lighting have completed a broadcast quality audio installation at the flagship Conran store in London.

Working towards the new “Head Zone” display, head of Visual Marketing Betsy Smith and Group Head of IT Sal Usmani began discussions with MSL project Manager Bradley Watson to offer a solution to provide the audio reference to a quantity of Audiophile headphones, all to be displayed on a custom cabinet, and where each set required remote and independent gain controls.

Outline Partnership

Following recent conversations between MSL Project Manager Bradley Watson and Outline UK and a thorough evaluation of the Italian manufacturers DVS and EIDOS ranges, MSL look to become one of the 4 appointed UK dealers of Outline in the UK.

Fineline Media Finance Support

Middlesex Sound & Lighting have teamed up with Fineline Media Finance to offer our clients a wide range of finance options on purchasing equipment and financing complete projects.

Fineline Sales manager Simon Curlew has discussed a number of options with MSL Managing Director Mike Olivier that include short and long terms, leasing and outright purchase options.

Fineline have dealt with a wide range of professional Audio Lighting and AV manufacturers and distributors throughout the UK.

New I.T Infrastructure For MSL

Comcheck Systems Limited, an IT support and Services Company based in Kent are now supporting Middlesex Sound & Lighting Limited’s IT systems. After 20 years of hands on experience working within the IT industry, Comcheck System’s aim is to be a long term IT partner clients can trust.

MSL Support The Morton Scott Pub Company

Following a number of reactive maintenance calls to one of the London’s emerging concept pub companies, MSL have now completed the background audio refit at the latest edition to the Morton Scott stable, the Sun Tavern in London’s Covent Garden.

Stanmore College Receive New Stage Lighting Equipment

Long standing client Stanmore College have commissioned MSL to design and install a brand new stage lighting system at their large site in Middlesex. The current equipment was due for renewal at the College’s main multipurpose space, and working closely with the drama and technical departments, MSL project Manager Darrel Olivier produced and delivered comprehensive stage lighting and associated lighting control specification, along with all the necessary mains provision and dimming capabilities…

Supplier Longevity – Longstanding Relationships

Pulsar

“Pulsar is proud to have been a supplier of lighting effects and control products to Middlesex Sound and Light for over 20 years, and in more recent times, the Pulsar range of LED lighting has been an been an integral part of many MSL projects. Their team has unprecedented product knowledge which translates into many well specified and professional installations.”

The Nest – Revisited

The expanding Colombo Group, headed by former fabric co-founder Steve Ball and Riz Shaikh, recently added its first live/dance club to a portfolio of London bars and gastro-pubs.

New Website Launched

After interviewing a number of potential web design companies, and following conversations between MSL Project Manager Bradley Watson and Gary Holman, Cyber Interactive were commissioned in the spring of 2011 to completely re-design the Middlesex Sound & Lighting website.

ISO9001 Accreditaion

Adding yet another accreditation to our portfolio, late in 2010, Middlesex Sound & Lighting began the assessment period to become an ISO9001 Quality Assured Company.

ECS Registration & JIB Health & Safety Policy

As a responsible employer and contractor, MSL takes pride in our staff, their safety and the safety of those involved in the works that we carry out as part of our everyday business.