UK audio specialist Adlib’s Scottish operation has recently supplied a substantial L-Acoustics package with DiGiCo control to Limelight Event Services, a successful production and rental company based in Inverness.
Limelight, owned and run by Craig Duncan, is a full production supplier, delivering audio, lighting, AV, staging, power and other infrastructure to a diversity of live events, encompassing festivals, concerts and music shows, corporates, industrials and sporting events etc.
They work all over Scotland and, especially with the new equipment now on-board, are frequently working across the UK.
With many of their clients’ staging bigger and more complex shows and events, the time was right to increase the production value on offer from Limelight with a complete audio upgrade. As well as a DiGiCo SD12 console, the purchases include most of the current L-Acoustics range of speakers - K2, KARA KIVA and ARCS WIDE plus HiQ wedges – supplied together with LA amplifiers, proprietary flying systems, a set of LoadGuard motors and rigging - all fully flightcased.
Limelight had already developed a relationship with Adlib as they previously owned a smaller L-Acoustics system and would use Adlib to source cross hires for larger shows and for spares as necessary. Duncan explained that they initially approached Adlib’s John Hughes and Barclay Dakers at an open day event to inaugurate the new Scottish warehouse in Glasgow in Autumn 2016, and opened the dialogue which resulted in this sale.
Adlib offered all the product training required to ensure that Limelight’s crew could maximise the L-Acoustics’ system/s and get the most out of the associated acoustic modelling software, all of which took place at Adlib’s warehouse. Now, as part of the L-Acoustics Rental Network, Limelight can facilitate sub-hires themselves and benefit from access to a whole community of owners for their own cross rental needs.
There is a rise in demand for leading technologies and quality production values on the Scottish market
- John Hughes, Adlib director
The first show for the new kit was a high profile gig for electronic gurus Leftfield at Glasgow Barrowlands, part of the 22nd anniversary tour of their seminal 1995 album ‘Leftism’, which was quickly followed by gigs at Inverness Sports Centre for The Beach Boys and Status Quo with their acclaimed ‘Aquostic’ show, followed by shows headlined by Little Mix.
Adlib’s John Hughes commented: “There is a rise in demand for leading technologies and quality production values on the Scottish market, both in the live performance arena and for fixed installations, and our knowledgeable and proactive sales team is dedicated to assisting its development.”
(Pictured L-R: Craig Duncan, Dougie Paterson, Adam Fairbairn and Patrick Millward of Limelight)