The entire system is installed in the Marsham Street venue by Recreation Sound for major meeting or by the GLA's own technical staff for smaller internal meetings and has to be de-rigged after use as the room is used for other functions. The central control rack also includes Drawmer DAs for News Media isolated feeds, Denon recorders, an Allen & Heath DR66 mixer and a Nexo PA system.
Monday, 21 May 2001
The Greater London Authority in temporary residence in Westminster has contracted Recreation Sound to supply the conference equipment necessary for the public council meetings for sound reinforcement, broadcast to news media and for live transmission on the GLA website. To assist them in this, Recreation Sound opted for a beyerdynamic MCS system: "We looked at different systems for the GLA system, and we were impressed by the sound quality of the beyer MCS system," commented Mark Trigg, managing director of Recreation Sound. John Kensington is the system operator and was impressed by the ease of the system’s operation: "I control everything from the laptop. In the excitement of the discussions and debates, the participants can forget to turn on their microphones and it’s as easy as a mouse-click for me. We leave Ken's [Livingstone] mic on all the time as he has most to say and as the entire meeting is recorded we don't want to miss any of his rhetoric!"