Capital Sound has provided the audio infrastructure for Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Sir Terry Wogan.
The London based rental company used its expanding network of Optocore X6R-FX interfaces at the event to provide a fully redundant loop.
This loop encompassed ten delay positions as well as the VIP platform and covered the venue’s veranda, all distributed from the FOH rack presided over by system tech Toby Donovan.
The Optocore racks have been a frequent visitor to Hyde Park this summer, having been deployed earlier at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival.
To accomplish this, Capital Sound technical manager, Ian Colville, recently purchased two additional X6R-FX devices from HD Pro Audio, taking the company’s tally to 12 interfaces.
“Optocore is the best solution for us,” said Colville. “These units are just so reliable and that is paramount for events such as this when you are addressing large crowds. We have been running these systems for well over five years now — since the Take That Progress tour; they are easy to configure and we’ve never had a problem.”
However, the site configuration for Proms differed from British Summer Time, relocating closer to Mayfair’s busy Park Lane. “It meant the system had to be designed from the ground up because of its proximity to the road, but I managed to reduce the delay points to 10 on the network — with the VIP structure being the other receiving source,” stated Colville.
Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Sir Terry Wogan. The open-air concert featured a host of musical stars, including the BBC Concert Orchestra — and this year Rufus Wainwright and Earth, Wind & Fire joined the bill.