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Catch up

posted 9 Nov 2014, 12:39 by Ben Phillips   [ updated 9 Nov 2014, 12:44 ]
A very belated news post...

Well it certainly has been a busy few months here at KSG.  We have been getting stuck into all sorts of events, shows and environmental projects.  KSG 2014 Logo

KSG and KSG Acoustics were both involved in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  KSG Acoustics' director, Lindsay McIntyre, had this to say...

"KSG Acoustics was commissioned to solve some pretty challenging plant noise issues this summer at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games Athlete's Village. The catering demands of the athletes and their support teams were met with kitchen facilities of an awe-inspiring scale, with each Country represented provided with its own food preparation areas under a single roof. A raft of industrial extraction fans, diesel generators, chillers and other fixed plant was required to keep the operation running 24 hours a day, as well as round the clock access for staff and deliveries – and all this within touching distance of the closest athletes' accommodation. To compound matters, the Scottish rains stayed away and temperatures soared, leaving cooling systems working extra hard and athletes opening bedroom windows for additional ventilation. To reduce plant noise levels to provide good sleeping and resting conditions for athletes, KSG Acoustics specified bespoke kitchen fan attenuators, banks of acoustic louvres around diesel generators and a close boarded fence lined with sound absorbent material around the perimeter of the plant area. The result was a significant reduction in plant noise levels to within recommended levels, leaving the athletes well rested and ready for competition."

Meanwhile on the other side of the business was busy during the build of the Glasgow 2014 opening and closing ceremonies. On top of all that there have been quite a few shows with The Cure where Ben Phillips jumped into the hot seat as the monitor engineer.  We also provided one of Pro Tools HD recording rigs to the band.  The Riot Festival saw many a happy punter as The Cure played three quality shows to some massive Canadian and American audiences.  

Recently their have been several outings to the BBC Teens Awards and the MOBO Awards 2014.  Tonight sees action at the Glasgow MTV European Music Awards (more to follow on the MTV EMA).  Our RECLINE Remote Inclinometers have been at all three shows helping the system technicians to align their line arrays.  Props to Britannia Row for their continued support.  Chur!  

As a bonus, to see if anyone is paying attention, the first person (over 18) that can name the sculpture in the picture below, wins a bottle of Scotland's finest. Drop us a line, click here

Hint, its in Scotland, on the east coast, near Falkirk... 


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