European Restaurant Signs with Old Barn

A couple of weeks ago, Phil, Director of Old Barn Audio, set off early to fly to visit a prospective client. This was through a website enquiry and sounded a really interesting project to work on. The project brief is to provide high end quality sound throughout this new restaurant, including the entrance foyer, lounge, private dining as well as main dining area, stage are as well as toilet facilities.

We will therefore be installing:

This will be a great restaurant and bar installation for Old Barn Audio. We receive quite a few enquiries from abroad as customers are looking for quality installs using high end products. If you have a restaurant bar or nightclub and are looking to create quality sound in all areas, then please get in touch Old Barn Audio. Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

 

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Updating The System At A Tenterden Church

As Old Barn Audio have been in the industry of producing great sound for many years, we are beginning to get calls from customers who are now requiring updates and upgrades to their systems, that were originally put in over 15 years ago. So when we were contacted by St Johns Church in Tenterden in Kent, we were only too keen to help.

Updating The System At A Tenterden ChurchThey have requested we go in, to install some wifi mixers and a Crown XLS1002 amplifier, as well as to tidy up the wiring and the system in general. This is an upgrade from an analogue system to a wireless digital system.

Old Barn Audio always do their best to work with all customers, new and old, in a professional, courteous and efficient way.

If you are responsible for sound within a church environment then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

 

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Eurotunnel Upgrading Part of Their Passenger Terminal

It is always good to work with an existing customer. We worked with Eurotunnel a couple of years ago, so are very pleased to be starting a new installation next week. Eurotunnel upgrading part of their Passenger Terminal will be a nice job for Old Barn’s growing portfolio.

The Kids Zone in the Passenger Terminal will be welcoming 2 new large flat screen TV screens. Projectors have been used up until now, but we will be installing 1 x 75″ UHD 4k flat screen and 1 x 50″ UHD 4k flat screen.

This will give effective video for both children and adults alike and is part of Eurotunnel’s continuing growth and upgrade within the terminal.

 

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St James The Great Church Sound System

St James Church The Great sound system has now been approved for installation by Old Barn Audio. Based in Leigh On Sea, Essex. Another great job for these experienced sound and video installers.

The best way to offer an even audio coverage across large areas is to employ numerous speakers that each cover a zone. These speakers should be aimed directly at the areas to be covered so that as much of the sound as possible goes where you want it and as little as possible spills into the ceiling area or hits reflective surfaces. This means the system will not need to be loud to reach all parts and the overall coverage will be high quality and seamless.

St James The Great Church Sound SystemSt James The Great Church has very good acoustics thanks to the many sound deadening ceiling tiles, so 4 small speakers will cover the nave and ideally a further 2 to cover the choir seats each side of the alter. 6 x Martin Audio CDD5 loudspeakers will be installed here.

The Church

We have specified a wi-fi audio mixer, which will reside in the vestry. These audio mixers can be operated wirelessly from anywhere in the church. They are easy to use and offer superb quality for a reasonable price.

They will need an iPad or a Smart phone to make adjustments – we have recommended an iPad, as the screen size makes any operation much easier. We can then have it engraved “St. James Church – Elmsleigh” for security reasons.

The existing loop system will be retained. This system will then be re-calibrated once the new audio system is installed and set to exceed RNID recommendations.

The Hall

St James The Great Church Sound SystemWe have offered 2 speaker options, either 4 x Martin Audio CDD5 or CDD6. The first are smaller models as specified for the church which will easily cater for speech and background music. Should they want to offer louder music for dances or keep fit classes etc, we will install a larger model. There will then be one professional CD or media player and one UHF radio system with hand held microphone.

Old Barn Audio have many years experience in churches. With all older churches, careful planning needs making to ensure the church itself is sympathetically adapted to incorporate effective video and sound. Many other companies cannnot offer this service, which is why Old Barn Audio are able to continue their good work.

If you are responsible for a church and need to upgrade the sound and video system within it, such as the St James The Great Church Sound System, then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Sutton Christian Centre Receives An Upgrade

Sutton Christian Centre Receives An Upgrade from Old Barn Audio, for sound as well as video.

Sutton Christian Centre

Having viewed the room and discussed with them how the centre is developing Old Barn Audio were in no doubt that an audio line array solution will fulfill all needs for both immediate and longer term use.

Line array is the principle of stacking cabinets one on top of the other and flying them above the audience. The compact cabinet designs, power and sonic dispersion characteristics of these systems is perfect for a variety of uses and ideal in rooms where a linear audio experience for all is crucial.

 Sound Installation

Video Installation

The obvious choice is large flat screen or projector. There are other options such as video walls, which look stunning but they can be pricey and extremely bright as they are designed to be used in high light environments such as outdoors in sunlight. For this project, we recommended either projector or large flat screen. Both are a similar price but the flat screens would be more future proof. All large screens now are 4K resolution which is beyond what projectors can display plus the screens have SMART technology so are internet enabled.

The main pair of large flatscreens that have been selected are now ceiling mounted so the wall/stage curtains can pass behind.

  • 2 x 65” 4K UHD SMART flat screens (main hall)
  • 2 x full motion brackets for above
  • 2 x 32” HD SMART support screens facing stage (main hall)
  • 2 x full motion brackets for above
  • 1 x 50” HD SMART flat screen (upstairs room)
  • 1 x full motion bracket for above
  • 1 x 50” HD SMART flat screen (foyer)
  • 1 x full motion bracket for above
  • 1 x 4in + 4out HDMI matrix video switcher
  • 4 x 1 in 2 out HDMI over cat6 splitters
  • 6 x HD Cat6 to HDMI video baluns
  • 1 x HDMI to VGA + audio converter for existing projector
  • 1 x video plug in point
  • 1 x HD bullet camera with zoom and fixing bracket
  • 1 x 100 metre reel Cat6 cable
  • 1 x Lockable cabinet to house all video electronics

If you are looking for a new church sound system, then please contact Old Barn Audio, either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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New Church Sound System For The Largest Parish Church in Kent

Old Barn Audio work for a lot of churches. We are very proud of the work we do and churches are a large part of the business. In one week we have had two new church sound systems confirmed. This first one is ideal for Old Barn Audio as it is a new sound system for the largest Parish Church in Kent

St Marys Charity of Faversham

With the church being of huge capacity, there are many sections to this new church sound system. As you can see by the varied places for installation:

  • 4 x Martin Audio CDD8 speakers in white (Nave)
  • 2 x Martin Audio CDD6 speakers in white (Nave side aisles)
  • 2 x Martin Audio CDD5 speakers in white (chancel)
  • 2 x Martin Audio CDD6 speakers in white (South transept)
  • 1 x Martin Audio CDD6 speaker in white (North transept)
  • 1 x Martin Audio CDD5 speaker in white (choir vestry)
  • 2 x Martin Audio Blackline X8 speakers in black (chancel cross)
  • 2 x 10 metre speaker cables with NL4 connectors for above
  • 3 x Crown XLS power amplifiers for 6 zones
  • 1 x Mackie DL1608 wi-fi audio mixer
  • 1 x 300 Mps wi-fi router for above
  • 1 x Apple iPad (at cost)
  • 2 x UHF radio systems with hand held microphones
  • 2 x UHF radio systems with headset microphones
  • 4 x remote paddle booster aerials for above
  • 1 x Lectern microphone
  • 1 x Oak backboard for above
  • 1 x Pulpit microphone
  • 2 x SM57 instrument microphones
  • 3 x Microphone / line plug in boxes
  • 2 x NL4 plug in points for Blackline X8 (1 each side of chancel steps)
  • 1 x Multi-media player (CD / MP3 / USB)
  • 1 x IR extender (magic eye) for above
  • 1 x NUVO wi-fi music player
  • 1 x 8 channel analogue audio mixer (South transept)
  • 1 x Stereo wireless link for above (transmit / receive)
  • 2 x 10 metre 8 input stage box plus cable on reel for musicians
  • 1 x volume control for choir vestry speaker

New Church Sound SystemSix speakers will be required to adequately cover the nave seating with an even and linear audio dispersion at a comfortable volume for all. The church will be split into 4 zones – Nave left / Nave right / Chancel / South and North transept. Each zone will have its own amplifier channel so the zone volumes will be separately controllable.

The loop system will have a dedicated feed which once calibrated will not be affected by any changes made by an operator using the tablet. The loop system will be extended to cover all seating in the Nave and encompass the Chancel. The 2 added Chancel Cross speakers will have fittings in the base to accept a standard speaker tripod pole.

The added IR extender (magic eye) will be fitted above the sound system cabinet and point towards a place of their choosing in the Chancel. Within an 8 metre range the CD player / MP3 player can then be operated via its own remote control – play, pause and stop functions etc. will all operate.

Positioning speakers to cover the centre and rear Nave could be awkward and options are limited. The obvious place is on the stone columns but the cable supply would be awkward and visible. The installation of 4 x 37mm underground cable ducts linking the existing heating grilles to the stone columns carrying the 4 x CDD8 speakers will therefore be undertaken by the church prior to the audio installation.

It is preferred that the speakers be of sufficient quality to handle monthly family services incorporating the modern worship band using guitars, keyboards and vocals.

If you are looking for a new church sound system, then please contact Old Barn Audio, either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Salesian College Grows Their Audio

Salesian College in Farnborough is a historical boys school, going back to the start of the 1900s. Originally opened by Salesians, this small school had the full backing of the ecclesiastical authorities of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Over the years the school has grown into a high quality Catholic grammar school for boys aged from 11 to 18 years with a Co-educational Sixth Form.

Old Barn Audio have worked with the Hampshire college before and were contacted to replace and upgrade the audio system within the school.

Salesian College Grows Their SoundIn total we installed:

This amplifier and control system upgrade with associated microphones has given the college an excellent quality upgraded audio system.

If you run a school or have been tasked with finding a sound & audio installation company who specialises in school sound installations, then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling 01892 752246, emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

 

 

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The Venue Nightclub in Manchester

Old Barn Audio were pleased to be approved as contractors for the new sound system at The Venue nightclub in Manchester. This famed nightclub has grown and is getting busier and busier, meaning they have extended the nightclub area and have new space for customers.

The Venue Nightclub in ManchesterWe proposed that the the control of the lighting and audio systems be centralised, for both floors of The Venue, making perfect sense in this digital age.  To be able to walk around with a tablet and change any given parameter required is a fantastic tool to have, to ensure the end experience for the customer as well as ensuring any license terms are met for volume and neighbour disturbance.  Both systems are run/triggered from the Symetrix audio controller that, within its software, enabling us to send serial control commands to the new ChamSys lighting system.  All control can then be carried out from one place and totally bespoke to meet the needs of the club.  Having open-ended architecture means they can add or change the control as and when the club demands it without any further expenditure.

OBA also installed two Martin Audio CDD8 wall speakers for the newly expanded side room as requested.  Also installed into the side room was a Powersoft 14d amplifier. Linking in the fact that new processors with onboard modern DSP connected to new switch-mode amplifiers will aid the sound we achieve from the OHM TRS speakers the nightclub has at present as well.

The fun bit of installation was the CO2 cannons! OBA also added Pioneer CDJ2000 DJ decks & a DJM2000 mixer.

Lastly, OBA included a 10” Windows tablet that will be programmed to offer control of the club.   We programmed this to offer audio as well as lighting control.

Old Barn Audio have huge experience in nightclub sound installations and work throughout the UK and abroad, installing quality systems that create amazing sound within each club.

If you have a nightclub and want to chat, then either call us on 01892 752246, email us or fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch, that way you can participate in the wooden watch big give away we are doing.

 

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New Sound System for Port Lympne

Old Barn Audio love a new project to work on. And they have worked in many unusual locations. So when they were asked to install a new sound system for Port Lympne they were only to keen to help out.

Port Lympne has grown out of all recognition over the years. They are keen to stress that it is not a zoo. They are dedicated to conservation, providing world class care for their animals and providing a great day out for visitors. They work closely with their sister park Howletts and The Aspinall Foundation to send the animals Back To The Wild to reintroduce endangered species to their real home.

The foundation offers many unusual ways to stay at Port Lympne, which are all very exciting and ensure their customers get the best views possible of the animals. As well as these offers and days spent at the park, Port Lympne also offers sections of the venue for private hire as well as for weddings.

With lots of parking and easy access, these events are proving in great demand, so they are gradually expanded the options in this genre of the business. Old Barn Audio were invited in to install a sound system in to the Moroccan style Quadrangle, which is a new area being currently built for weddings and private parties. With Italian marble, columns and a stunning setting, this is sure to be a winner for them as well as anyone who gets to enjoy the venue. OBA installed 6 outside weather resistant speakers, along with an amplifier, media player and zonal controls.

The client specification was that the sound would be totally ambient, with no direct noise anywhere. So unusually, but totally effectively, OBA pointed all the speakers towards the walls, ensuring that all noise would bounce off everywhere, giving a really subtle sound.

An interesting job for Old Barn Audio – what a shame they couldn’t spend any time enjoying the animals!

If you are looking for an ambient background music system then please get in touch, either by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

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Looking for Background Music Systems?

With many pubs now opting to change what they offer their customers, to now include food, music and possibly entertainment, it is vital that the sound within each establishment is excellent. Gone are the days when everyone just went to the pub at the weekend. Obviously there are still many of these pubs around, but lots of venues are now offering a more diverse range of options to encourage new clientele to come back time and time again.

Looking for Background Music Systems

So the food, if offered, has to be excellent. The venue must look great. The entertainment has to be unusual and enjoyable. And the music must be great. It can not be too loud or too quiet – it is vital that it is exactly right for what each place is offering. Many venues have different zones, where they can offer both subtle background music in the relevant locations, through to loud sonically accurate music where necessary.

If you are feeding your customers, then you want a good atmosphere. There is nothing worse than no background noise. It can make customers uncomfortable and they don’t relax and enjoy themselves. If there is subtle easy listening background music, along with great food, it encourages guests to sit back, relax and enjoy themselves, thus spending more time in the venue as well as ultimately more money!

Looking for Background Music SystemsBackground music needs to be subtle and the easiest option is to control it through a mobile device, which then makes it extremely easy to use. Old Barn Audio spend many an hour, programming tablets, so that the music as well as lighting can all be controlled in one place. Many of our customers request this, from pubs and restaurants, through to sporting venues. It must be easy to manage and this is what we are great at. We give you full training, once installed, so that the relevant staff are fully up to speed on how to use the overall system.

So if you own a pub, restaurant, hotel or nightclub and are looking for background music systems, then please get in touch, either by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

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