Live Sound Engineering

for concerts, musical theatre, festivals, and more

Engineering Laughton Kora, Nelson Arts Festival 2017

Live Sound Engineering

We provide professional live sound engineering and equipment for Concerts, Musical Theatre, festivals, or any event for that matter.

Lead engineers JR Richardson and Janja Heathfield pride themselves on delivering great sound to audiences while fostering positive, supportive working environments for our artists and fellow crew.

Our professional sound equipment inventory offers high-quality solutions for various applications, and our live sound engineering credits include some of New Zealand's leading musical artists and arts festivals, which cover a wide range of genre and performance styles.

Concerts

Live sound engineering for concert performances is one of our core areas of expertise.

We place emphasis on producing natural and intimate listening experiences that encourage audience members to engage with their performers.

We are passionate about microphones and take care to match the correct model to each source. This ensures instruments and voices are reproduced as accurately as possible.

In addition to supplying sound equipment, we can also source top-line instruments and backline should they be required.

Concerts

Live sound engineering for concert performances is one of our core areas of expertise.

We place emphasis on producing natural and intimate listening experiences that encourage audience members to engage with their performers.

We are passionate about microphones and take care to match the correct model to each source. This ensures instruments and voices are reproduced as accurately as possible.

In addition to supplying sound equipment, we can also source top-line instruments and backline should they be required

Musical Theatre

We have extensive experience engineering sound for musical theatre productions - and can confidently take the entire sound department off your plate, delivering you results you will be proud of.

We can source and arrange delivery of top-quality sound equipment including radio mics for your cast, provide instrument mics for the live band or orchestra and suitable mixing consoles with full scene-recall capabilities.

Time in the venue is both limited and expensive and we understand that. That is why we will regularly engage with the production and creative team to ensure that planning is accurate and days in the venue are productive.

From design to delivery, we can take care of all things sound allowing you to focus your energy elsewhere.

Festivals

We have been involved with Nelson's Arts Festival since 2010 with our director, JR Richardson appointed the Head of Sound in 2016.

We take great pleasure in overseeing the 50-odd performances over the 2-week season and strive to deliver our audiences the best possible sonic experience.

Other festival engineering credits include Nelson Winter Music Festival & Jazz Festivals, Queenstown Jazz Festival, The Nelson Fringe Festival, and the Auckland Arts Festival

Festivals

We have been involved with Nelson's Arts Festival since 2010 with our director, JR Richardson appointed the Head of Sound in 2016.

We take great pleasure in overseeing the 50-odd performances over the 2-week season and strive to deliver our audiences the best possible sonic experience.

Other festival engineering credits include Nelson Winter Music Festival & Jazz Festivals, Queenstown Jazz Festival, The Nelson Fringe Festival, and the Auckland Arts Festival

Our Equipment

Curated to deliver the best possible results

To guarantee quality results, we choose to work with Fohhn line-source column PA systems that deliver superb sound at a variety of scales. We also have the most extensive collection of live microphones in the top of the south, specified for their accuracy in capturing acoustic instruments and voice.

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We really listen

It's our job to make good sonic decisions, but we will always take the time to hear your thoughts or desires about how you want to sound.

We understand it's your performance - Our goal is to deliver your material to your audience as you intend it to be received.

Qualified and experienced

JR Richardson and Janja Heathfield have 20 years of combined industry experience having graduated with a Batchelor of Audio Production (SIT & SAE) in 2009 and 2008 respectively.

Our engineering credits, which are listed below, will hopefully speak for themselves.

Live Recording

Live recordings have become more cost-effective with modern portable recorders and especially the advent of digital consoles.

Capturing your performance as a personal keepsake, or to create additional content for your fan-base has never been easier.

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No-obligation quote

We are more than happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your upcoming performance.

Please get in touch to talk about your requirements.

Live sound engineering credits

JR Richardson and Janja Heathfeild's engineering credits include live concerts for: Tami Neilson, Laughton Kora, Big Daddy Wilson, Mel Parsons, Julia Deans, Nadia Reid, Anthonie Tonnon, French For Rabbits, Cheap Fakes, Hopetoun Brown, Miles Calder & The Rumours, Mara TK, The Blackbird Ensemble, Acoustikats, The Waratahs, The Hot Potato Band, Garrett Kato, Delaney Davidson, Nomad, Tiny Ruins, Tim Finn, Jasper Hawkins, Teeks, Fazerdaze, Caitlin Smith, Jesse Cass, Bryce Wastney, Paul Ubana Jones, LaVida Quartet, Declan O'Rourke, Jo Little & Jared Smith, Bill Hickman & Billy Bones, Ciaran Meeken, The Lizard Kings, Trip Pony, Tommy And The Fallen Horses, Blind Boy Paxton, One Vibe, Kittens Of The Internet, Duo Jackson, Miho Wada Jazz Orchestra, The Maori Sidesteps, A Moving Sound, Jimmy Hopper, Paul McLaney, Skelter, Fledgling, Rosita Vai, Estére, Mulholland, Nathan Haines Jazz Quartet, Dixon Nacey, Lioness, Anakarena, Kinaki, Braydon Jeffrey, Sonic Delusion, Seth Haapu, Coco Davis, RaagTime, Tama Nathan,  Auckland Jazz Orchestra, Sherydon, Maaka Pohatu, Boh, Runga, The Johnnys, Django Schmango, Alicia Hobbs, Amrita Kaur, Alarmanda, Parcel of Rogues, Acca Dacca, Nelson Celtic Pipe Band, Neon, The Swingin' Cowgirls, Emily Smith, Pete Langford. Comedy shows for: Rhys Darby, Ed Byrne, Carl Barron, Arj Barker, Heath Franklin's Chopper, NZ Comedy Convoy and The Laughing Samoans. Stage productions for: Last Tapes 'Valerie', The Loons 'Berlin Burlesque', The Suitcase Royale's 'The Ballad Of Backbone Joe', Theatre Alive's 'The 39 Steps', Nelson Youth Theatre's 2011 'Les Miserables', Live Arts Nelson's 'Hairspray' & 'Rock Of Ages', Body In Space's 'The Firework Makers Daughter' and Summer Theatre Seasons 2012-16, Nayland College's 'Bye Bye Birdie' and 'Oliver', The Bitches Box, 'Songs for the Fallen' and many many more!

We would love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch.

JR@venuetech.nz  |  027 461 6458

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