New trampoline centres are opening on a monthly basis. With the focus on fun as well as fitness, there are many centres now either opening or being refurbished in major UK towns but also in many quieter country locations. Along with fitness sessions, kids parties, free jumping sessions and a great cafe they make for the ideal venue for adults and kids alike. It is vital therefore, that great lighting and sound systems for trampoline centres will go towards ensuring whether they will be successful or not.
And they need to be good. This means as well as top quality trampolines, safety equipment and a good location, they need to have a great sound and lighting system installed. And this is what Old Barn Audio are really good at.
Rebound Trampoline Centre in Hull
Rebound, the new £1m trampoline park in Hull, has recently been opened by Monkey Bizness, specialists in indoor play centres. The first in the city, it contains up to 75 trampolines, tumble tracks, foam pits, cafeteria — and a Martin Audio sound system to cover all activities.
The brief from the client was clear: that the sound system needed to be as if specified for a nightclub and should not be bettered by anything else in the area. Therefore OBA had no hesitation in recommending Martin Audio’s new patented CDD Coaxial Differential Dispersion installation range.
First, they equipped the ceiling of the large 35m x 40m industrial unit with 28m box truss, flown from the apex of the building. Mounted to this are six CDD15, complemented by six matched CSX118 (1 x 18”) subs, and four further CDD8 Downfill — as well as 44 automated moving lighting heads. In a separate Induction Room, where the training videos are presented on 55” LCD flat screen TVs, sound is reinforced by a further four CDD8 (8”) speakers.
The venue is designed to operate after dark for parties — hence the need for a loud sound system. “The CDD15s are angled so they hit the balcony, and therefore the CDD8’s are pointed directly down to fill the hole in the coverage pattern. It works very well.”
Presets are stored in Symetrix Radius 12in/12 out DSP, with two 22” GUI’s offering intuitive touch screen fader banks, designed for non-technical personnel. These offer multiple source selection.
There is a BGM plug-in point at Reception and DJ input on the mezzanine balcony, while the client also requested a series of pre-recorded messages stating, for instance, when time is up. “This required a bespoke design for audio, lighting — which is programmed to operate via serial output codes from the Radius to a ChamSys desk — messaging and control. “
Added Monkey Bizness General Manager, Wendy Donnelly, “I asked OBA to ‘lift the roof off the building’ with the sound system as I wanted to attract a more teenage market as well as youngsters with the sound levels. They have done that and more; in fact we’re probably not reaching a third of the system’s capacity.”
“OBA were an amazing bunch of people to work with. It’s phenomenal what they have given us and we’ve received a number of highly positive comments — including one from the owner of a local nightclub who was extremely impressed with our state of the art sound system.”
If you are considering new sound systems for trampoline centres, whether it is reburbishment or a new venture, then contact Old Barn Audio on 01892 752246 before you go anywhere else.