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Jan 16, 2017

d&b for Bring Me The Horizon with SSE and Wigwam

Adapted from an original article by Steve Moles, published in LSI Magazine. Bring Me the Horizon, who are a long-time client of SSE Audio Group, have benefited from Wigwam Acoustics becoming part of SSE and making d&b part of the rental...

Jan 04, 2017

Madness: Can’t Touch Us Now with SSE Hire

37 years after their first album, Madness released their twelfth studio album Can’t Touch Us Now in October 2016 before embarking on a UK and Ireland arena tour.   FOH Eng Ian Horne and System Tech Mark Pantlin L-Acou...

Nov 28, 2016

L-Acoustics from SSE Hire: Bastille European Tour

Bastille formed in 2010, initially as a solo project by frontman Dan Smith. He was later joined by keyboard player Kyle Simmons, drummer Chris Wood and Will Farquarson on guitar and bass. The band have gone from strength to strength, releasing t...

Nov 28, 2016

PLASA Focus Glasgow, Jan 2017: SSE Audio and Wigwam

18th - 19th January 2017: PLASA Focus returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow. Stand A2 is where SSE Audio and Wigwam will be found. The two day event hosts industry leading speakers and technical sessions on the...

Nov 08, 2016

Insomnia Gaming Festival: SSE Audio

Insomnia58 was the latest major video gaming festival, hosted by Multiplay at the Birmingham NEC over the August Bank Holiday weekend. From humble beginnings when Insomnia fitted into the back of a single 7.5t truck, the festival has grown massi...

Oct 17, 2016

SSE Hire: Reflections on a Summer Outdoors

The summer kicked off for SSE Audio Group with MTV Crashes Coventry at the end of May, then for the next 15 weeks SSE Hire’s Redditch warehouse was a constant production line of prepping, packing, dispatching, unpacking and re-prepping the...

Oct 07, 2016

SSE Hire Upgrades Midas Consoles to PRO X

Midas launched the PRO X console at Frankfurt ProLight and Sound in 2014. Utilising the same surface chassis as the PRO3 6 and 9, the revised console featured a new Neutron Audio System Engine capable of 168 simultaneous inputs, 99 buses and a 9...

Oct 04, 2016

SSE Hire Increases d&b Stock in London

One of the most popular brands in the touring and AV markets; d&b has become an integral part of SSE’s London hire, sales and installation operations. Over the past two years Sales Manager Peter Codron, who is based in SSE’s Park...

Sep 23, 2016

SSE Audio wins Pro Sound Award for Reading Festival

The fourth Pro Sound Awards was held at the world-famous Ministry of Sound nightclub in London on 22nd September, recognising excellence in the four sectors of installed, studio, broadcast and live/touring sound.   Lut...

Sep 15, 2016

Avid VENUE 5.3 Software for S6L is here

S6L now offers 128 tracks of Pro Tools recording, MADI support, and more. The VENUE 5.3 software update for S6L brings significant new capabilities to Avid's flagship digital mixing system, including: 128 tracks of Pro Tools recording and...

Sep 08, 2016

Leeds Festival 2016

Reading and Leeds festivals feature identical PA systems on both sites. Engineers can be confident that the show file that worked at Reading on Day 1 will be fine for Leeds on Day 2. Hub of operations at Front of House is the latest versi...

Sep 06, 2016

SSE Audio & Wigwam at PLASA 2016

  SSE Audio Group and Wigwam Acoustics are once again exhibiting at PLASA, which moves back to west London this year to a new home at Olympia. Directors and staff will be on hand to meet and chat with visitors on Sunday 18th...

Aug 24, 2016

SSE Hire - SSE Innovation

When SSE first set up as an audio company in 1976, the world of sound reinforcement was little more than a cottage industry, operating out of garages and small industrial units. Fast forward 40 years and it’s now a multi million pound hi t...

Aug 02, 2016

Register Now for PLASA 2016 in London

SSE Audio Group and Wigwam Acoustics will be at this year's PLASA Show in London, 18th - 20th September 2016. By popular demand, the Show has moved back to central London. For free registration for the show click on the link (below): ...

Jul 29, 2016

Three Stages Reflect the Diversity of Latitude Festival

Latitude is an annual music and arts festival, presented by Festival Republic, that takes place in Henham Park near Southwold in Suffolk. It was first held in July 2006 and SSE has been the lead audio supplier for the festival in all but one yea...

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