News

Below you will find all the latest Rock-Tech news and goings on. If you would like to find out more details about any of these stories please contact us.

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24/01/17 : Heritage Project - St Lawrence College Chapel

Implementing a new system is not as simple as sticking some speakers in a room and hoping for the best. In order to maximise the effectiveness of the system careful planning, modelling and measurements are required, especially in an acoustically challenging venue.

Rock-Tech staff have the knowledge and expertise required to accurately assess and specify sound, light and video systems, optimised for individual venues, regardless of the inherent complications brought about through pre-existing venue design.

A recent installation at St Lawrence College Chapel drew on all of these skills to ensure a fantastic end result - click the title to read more on this!

15/02/16 : Our free training continues for 2016!

Despite formidable winds and driving snow, those hardy Scots turned out in droves to attend our Free Sound Training in Dunfermline recently. It was a great way to kick off a fantastic year of free training events from Rock-Tech. Our course aims to give sound engineers, worship leaders and church leaders alike a solid grounding in how sound works, and how to solve common problems.

05/01/16 : We're Hiring!

We're expanding our team and have three exciting opportunities, perhaps you could join us!

08/06/15 : Expertise in Traditional Buildings Installations

Two recent installation projects in listed buildings benefitted from our particular expertise in dealing with the unique challenges of traditional buildings:

04/11/14 : Rock-Tech Appointed Yamaha Main Dealers

"The new CL5, QL5 and Rio range are a major step forward for Yamaha consoles - improved ease of use, great audio quality and dante integration."

Phil Adlam

10/06/14 : Hazel Grove Baptist Church Installation

Staging, draping, trussing, sound and lighting - A brand new fit.

29/05/13 : KICC - Prayer City

Rock-Tech  appointed as main contractor for new KICC Prayer City Venue in London.

Sound, Lighting, LED Video, Staging and Acoustic treatment in 7 venues across the 24 acre site.

26/08/12 : Live sound for 12 million viewers on Sky

Rock-Tech provide Live sound for 12 million Sky viewers - Muay Thai 11th August, at King Power Stadium in Leicester.

26/08/12 : Nokia Tramlines Festival 2012

Complete Sound, Light, Video, Staging and Power Generation for 3 stages at the Tramlines 2012 Festival.

26/08/12 : Sheftival - Full production

Rock-tech provided a full two-stage production facility for the first year of the Sheftival Festival.

The new M9DX Array and M9XS sub system was used for the Main stage to great effect.

15/03/12 : Rock-Tech on Twitter!

Rock-Tech joins Twitter - follow us and win free mic cables!

14/03/12 : !Audacious conference and install

Rock-Tech complete installation in Audacious City Church's new warehouse building

15/11/11 : Tramlines Festival

Rock-Tech provide sound, lighting, staging and power generation for all 3 stages at Sheffield's Tramlines festival, with highlights including Olly Murs, Ash, Guillemots, Futureheads, Pixie Lott, Rizzle kicks and Heaven 17.

15/11/11 : Katherine Jenkins at the Sunseeker yacht launch

Rock-Tech support Katherine Jenkins at Southampton Boat Show

05/10/10 : Brand new M9 installed at The Foundry

The Foundry Church at Widnes has taken delivery of the New M9 Matrix-array system.  Lukas Dewhirst the churches Project Manager is really pleased with the results and particularly mentioned how even the sound coverage is across the whole room.  The M9s have been installed in an LCR configuration delivering a 'stereo' image wherever you are across the wide auditorium.

02/10/10 : Urban Music Awards

Rock-tech Provides sound and lighting for the 2010 UMAs, with Coolio, Damage, Mclean and many others

29/06/10 : City Hearts, Captivating Fashion Show

Captivating – The Heart of Fashion, a fashion show raising awareness of the fantastic Sheffield based charity City Hearts.

24/05/10 : Christian Healing Conference in the Bristol Colston Hall

Christian Healing Conference in the Bristol Colston Hall

23/03/10 : UTSAV

Rock-tech supply sound system for UTSAV at Alexandra Palace.

16/12/09 : Heather Small Sings for Macmillan

Rock-tech asked to a complete Sound System for Heather Small, Voice of M People at the Magnificent Chester Cathedral, In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

16/12/09 : Children in Need, Tara Mathews breaks world record at Exeter Football Stadium

To support Children in Need, Tara Mathews breaks world record at Exeter Football Stadium.  Rock-tech provides sound system to fill the whole Stadium for her performance.

17/09/09 : !Audacious 2009

Rock-tech Provided Sound, Lighting, Video and Staging for the !Audacious 2009 Conference.

Broadcast Live on GODtv, UCB and recorded for future DVD release, it was resounding success.

The organisers said: "We have had a huge amount of positive feedback regarding the production at !Audacious. The underlying tone is that !Audacious 2009 was the best yet, and we feel that the stunning production played a big part in this."

The production featured Martin LC LED panels, controlled from Rock-techs Catalyst Media Server, which delivered a massive impact.

The latest specification Hill M8 Line-array also saw its first outing, with excellent results, a number of the organisers commented on the outstanding quality of the sound.

Check out the footage at GODtv on demand. or have a look at the feature on the Avolites Website:

http://www.avolites.org.uk/gallery/your-photos/audacious.htm

* Read the full case study here * 

21/07/09 : Urban Impact

Rock-tech Provide Sound, Lighting, Video, Staging, Power Distribution and Generation for the Urban Impact weekend festival event.

Highlights include: Crave, LZ7, BandWithNoName, Dweeb, Conscience and many others. 

20/07/09 : Radio Microphones Frequencies to Change

Ofcom confirm that from 01/01/2012 the current UHF band (800MHz, CH69) will no longer be available for radio microphone use.

17/06/09 : Rock Tech Moves to new Premises

As part of growth of the Rock Tech business, we have had to move to new larger premises. Situated just minutes from our previous warehouse, we have taken on a new larger facility that has enabled us to merge our separate warehouse, manufacturing and office spaces under one roof, and develop a 18m x 12m production setup area.

28/05/09 : United Noise, Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mobo award winners Jahaziel and rock band Dweeb, play at United Noise, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Rock-tech provided a complete production service, including sound, lighting and video.

The organisers comment on the excellent service and production standard.

20/05/09 : AOG Conference

Rock-Tech provides sound and lighting at AOG Conf 2009.

22/04/09 : New Address

Rock-tech has moved to a new office

21/04/09 : The Northern Musical Theater Company's Summer Holliday

Rock-Tech were pleased to be working again with the fantastic Northern Musical Theatre Company.

13/04/09 : New M1 Sub Bass

Plans for the M1 Sub were released today.

27/03/09 : Encounter 09

Each year the Churches of Preston come together for a youth event called Encounter. Encounter 09 was, once again, set in the Guild Hall in Preston, and Rock-Tech were delighted to partner with them for the 2nd year running.

We were asked to provide Sound, Lighting and Video for an audience of over 1,500.

02/02/09 : Bristol Office

Rock-Tech is expanding with a new branch opening up in the south west later this year.

12/01/01 : Rock-tech appointed as Allen & Heath Dealers

Rock-tech appointed as Allen & Heath Dealers for the new digital iLive systems.

Having looked at all of the digital desk options which are suitable for live music venues, we have decided that the iLive T-Series offers the very best in terms of price to performance.

With the powerful sound capabilities, user management system, integrated digital audio network systems and direct connection with the Hill M-Series speaker system it is an excellent choice for any live venue.

 

Why purchase an iLive system from Rock-tech?

- We are an authorised Allen & Heath Dealer for the iLive Consoles, with their full support and backup.
- We stock the T-series and iDR for immediate deployment and support.
  (say you wanted an another desk for a big show or a quick replacement because someone spills coffee all over it! etc.)
- We can service and support the desks.
- We offer an on-site tech-care package.
- We provide expert training and have extensive experience from using the system in the field (inc. wireless network integration, sound engineering etc.).
- As an official dealer we are able to offer you the best possible pricing.
Please don't hesitate to ask us if you'd like a free demonstration.