A busy few weeks here at DM Audio with among other things a new member of staff arriving in the warehouse. Jim Shemilt has been employed as a trainee sound engineer for the next year. He first came to us in June this year for a work placement from the Edinburgh Lighting & Sound School when he impressed us with his technical knowledge, willingness to learn and attention to detail. He will be trained in all aspects of sound hire including maintaining and testing equipment, preparing PA systems and backline for hire, setting up equipment on site and sound engineering. He follows in the footsteps of previous trainees Paul Dent and Paul Sherick who have since gone on to be much sought-after freelance sound engineers. This brings our total staff head count to 8 (plus our fabulous freelance engineers of course), a long way from the company’s small beginnings.
A stand out for us was when we supplied PA equipment for The Staves excellent set at The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th October. This trio of sisters from Watford have had a meteoric rise over the last 18 months and their debut album ‘Dead & Born & Grown’ has received near faultless reviews. Here’s a small taster of the show for you to enjoy http://youtu.be/WzuFTF9nwPc.
Guy Fawkes Night saw the crew up at Lochee Park Dundee again, providing the sound system for the annual fireworks display. This event is run by Dundee Council in conjunction with Radio Tay who is there with the Radio Tay Road show. Freelance sound engineer Paul Dent managed to get the above amazing photo, lighting up the sky before the crowds arrived for what turned out to be a hugely enjoyable night.
Trainee sound engineer Jim Shemilt working with our Soundcraft Vi6 and Logic Audio running on a Mac Pro