All here at STS are still devastated and saddened by last night’s tragedy at Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured and our deepest sympathies go out to the families who have lost loved ones.
Wow…12 months since our last update. Granted we have been particularly busy but note to self…must do better. Watch this space!
STS were asked to supply a full backline for American Pop/Rap duo Jack and Jack.
On the back of a 5 week sold out US tour, Jack and Jack headed out across the UK and Europe in support of their iTunes #1 E.P; Calibraska.
Equipment included Yamaha drums, Porter and Davis tactiles, Roland keyboards and Fender guitar amps.
Following the release of the album “For All Kings” Anthrax have been touring nonstop and will continue to do so for the remainder of 2016 into 2017.
STS director, Paul Collis, is the Tour Manager and FOH engineer for Anthrax. Their touring outings so far included a USA tour with Lamb of God, a month long South American tour in arenas and stadiums opening for Iron Maiden, flying around on Maiden’s own 747 “Ed Force One” with them, and festivals in the USA.
Anthrax will be appearing across Europe this summer at major festivals and their own headlining shows before heading back to the USA in the autumn for a tour with Slayer and an appearance at Ozzfest vs Knotfest.
London Aquatics Center hosts the LEN European Aquatics Championships 2016. This unique competition returns to the UK and with the inclusion of all three Olympic disciplines comes at rather a key time with Rio being just around the corner.
As a long standing supplier, STS were chosen to provide audio systems and operators for the event. With a flown system not an option, we opted to cover the audience areas with Nexo and L-Acoustics speakers.
We supplemented the underwater audio for the Synchro events with Turbosound Flex Array speaker on each corner of the pool and provided DPA hydrophones, used to ensure the underwater audio was of competition standard.
STS were once again chosen to support Grammy Award winner and International Jazz Artist of the Year Gregory Porter on the UK leg of his latest tour.
STS supplied a complete audio package to cover 18 sold out shows across the UK.
FOH duties were covered by STS regular Dave Skelton, who deployed an L-Acoustics system, comprising of KARA and SB18’s for L+R Hangs, with ground stacks of ARCS and SB28’s. Frontfill / infill duties were taken care of by 12XT’s. With Lake LM44’s on the front end and a DiGiCo SD8 Console taking care of mixing and recording.
On stage was looked after by another STS regular, George Healer, who was covering monitor duties on a DiGiCo SD9 with Sennheiser G3 IEM’s and Turbosound TFM330’s.
Backline tech Mike Quirk looked after the bands requirements. With all items coming from STS, including our new Sakae Almighty Maple Drum Kit and our Hammond C3.
Porter and Davis BC2’s now in stock.
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L-Acoustics SB28’s now available.
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2016 is set to be a bumper year for sport. STS served up a treat at the Barclaycard Arena, helping Team GB on their way to the final.
Back in March, Great Britain set about their defence of the illustrious Davis Cup in a first round tie against Japan at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. STS were on hand to provide a full audio solution for both the main competition arena and the press conference suites.
L-Acoustics, Turbosound and Digico covered the main arena, with Nexo and Yamaha taking care of the spectator concourse and press areas.
Following this, with a day to re-position and reconfigure the control elements, we were straight into the Yonnex All England Badminton Championships. STS have been working closely with Badminton England for many years and this would be our 3rd time with them at the Barclaycard in as many years.
A special thanks must go to the lovely folk at Stage Electrics, especially Matt and Dave for letting us use their photos here!
STS are delighted to have been chosen as audio supplier for the second time running for Canadian 5 piece Walk Off The Earth.
The band have taken a control and backline package out around the UK and Europe.
The control package comprises of an SD8 running Waves V9 at FOH, with the SD9 on stage and a custom 48 way split and stage racks. Along with this, we provided the complete backline setup.