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Sonalyst Turns To Autograph And Clear-Com For Prehistoric Spectacular

Established in London by founder and owner Rory Madden in 2004 and later moving to his birthplace of Port Talbot in South Wales, Sonalyst has established itself as one of the UK’s premier suppliers of production services. Perhaps most well-known for stand-up and theatrical comedy touring, the company has supplied a diverse range of productions including Strictly Come Dancing, Monty Pythons Live, Bill Bailey, Dynamo The Magician and The Hairy Bikers Live.

Their ability to provide a complete range of production services (including lighting, sound, video, rigging and production) also allows them to cover a much wider range of clients and projects, such as television, outside broadcast, film, exhibitions, conferences, corporate events, private parties and installations. Their large premises close to the M4 motorway also include set storage and rehearsal spaces.

One of their most recent projects is ‘Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular’, an amazingly ambitious, $20m show that uses life-size physical recreations of prehistoric creatures including 18 life-size dinosaurs, the largest of which weighs 1.6 tons and takes three people to operate. The show has already visited over 250 cities worldwide and entertained a total audience in excess of 9 million people.

The production relies totally on a large crew and they in turn rely completely on the ability to communicate freely throughout the show.

Already long-established Clear-Com users, Sonalyst recently selected Autograph Sales & Installations to supply a complete new Clear-Com comms solution, centering on an Eclipse HX-Delta 32-port Matrix Frame. With the addition of ten BP-X4 beltpacks, 31 BP19-X4 digital wireless beltpacks, two MMS-4X HelixNet Main Stations, two FSII-BASE-II digital wireless Base Stations plus a comprehensive range of integration accessories, antennae, chargers and batteries, the complete rig delivers the huge point-to-point comms solution demanded by the production.

Rory Madden, owner of Sonalyst, said, ‘Autograph’s support has been first-class throughout the process. They ensured that all elements supplied worked perfectly as required, thanks to Ben, Chris and Scott for their continued support.’

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