Promising to standardise on RCF components after purchasing a major Theatre & Touring (TT+) system nine months ago, Yes Events Ltd this month remained true to their word when they added a second tranche of the Italian manufacturers’ products to their hire fleet from this increasingly-popular range.
This time they have bought an eight-enclosure TTL33-A compact, 3-way active line array system and two further TTS28-A subs to add to the four they already have. In addition, they have invested in six TT25-SMA touring 15in stage monitors and RCF’s proprietary RDNet system software, to integrate with the TTL33-A.
According to Yes Events director, Tom Chennells, the underlying reason for the latest round of spending was to service the assault on 30 shopping malls simultaneously by Rock Choir’s infamous Flash Mob on Sunday, March 25th.
Rock Choir is the biggest contemporary choir in Britain. With a burgeoning repertoire of rock, pop and gospel music, a soloist turned up at each of the selected destinations, armed with a radio mic and backing tracks, to kick start the ‘choir’ of shoppers in each location.
As a preferred supplier Yes Events were contracted to handle sound reinforcement at many of the sites — all with RCF components. Their new TTL33-A line array was immediately shipped down to Bristol’s new £500m Cabot Circus, operating two elements per side and showing all the benefits of their wide dispersion. Elsewhere, they fielded other RCF components, including their existing TT25-A active two-way monitors, compact ART 722-A active full range enclosure with ART 905-AS active 15in bass bins and the 4PRO series, with 4PRO 8003-AS active 18in sub.
Explained Tom Chennells, who runs the business with Nick Ratcliffe, “We are big fans of the Touring & Theatre range. We topped up our inventory with the Rock Choir event coming up but really purchased the new SMA stage monitors because we have won the contract to look after 25 outdoor community festivals this summer, generally featuring smaller acts and tribute bands.
“As the TTL33-A is compatible with the RDNet control and DSP input cards we can be specific about how it throws the sound — which is vital at sites where containment is an issue. This is a unique feature and one of the reasons why we chose the TTL33-A.”
As if that wasn’t enough Yes Events have also purchased their own stage roof, so can now provide a one-stop shop. And as for the foreseeable future, Tom predicts, “We will continue to expand with RCF.”