Outernet selects Clair Global Integration for audio and networking installation

Outernet selects Clair Global Integration for audio and networking installation
Outernet Venues hired Clair Global Integration (CGI) to outfit the venue’s three spaces with audio and networking systems, supplying the venue with a new sound system.

CGI worked on three of the attraction’s venues; Here at Outernet, a 2,000-capacity space, the Lower Third, a 250-capacity live music venue for smaller acts and DJs as well as Forge, a 50-person capacity cocktail bar that caters for singer-songwriter acoustic performances. 

Each venue required its own custom audio, network and infrastructure for independent and collaborative use, with all three spaces using d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers, while also supplying d&b XSL installations to the Here at Outernet space, the first installation of this product in the UK. 

CGI also designed and installed the wider venue’s infrastructure which allows Dant audio distribution across three spaces, with Luminex switches on a site-wide network. 

D&b’s SL-series were deployed left and right XSL arrays featuring XSL8 and XSL12 loudspeakers. In Here at Outernet, a number of SL-SUB subwoofers are deployed in a sub-array configuration alongside d&b’s XS-series and E-series loudspeakers for fills and delays. 

This space is also home to d&b 40D and D80 amplifiers and a d&b M4 stage monitoring system, with Digico Quantum sries consoles at the heart of the control package, with three Panasonic AWRP150 PTZ cameras, six Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio 4K Pro decks, one Tascan Tri-level Sync Masterclock and a disguise media server. 

The Lower Third uses a standard L-R system made up of d&b V10P loudspeakers with four V-GSUBs and six M6 monitors, while The Forge is fitted with XS series loudspeakers by the stage, powered by a 10D amplifier. A Yamaha QL1 with RIO stage boxes is also used at the mixing helm in The Lower Third. 

A Bose system made up of Design-Match speakers have been installed throughout the back-of-house to allow audio from any venue to be played in any part of the space. 

Tom Williams, associate director, CGI, commented: “We began by designing a structured cable system throughout the whole building, making it easy to link and access all audio and visual signals from each venue, but with a vision as great and a project as complex as Outernet, the brief was a constantly evolving workflow, as was the scope of events each venue would eventually hold.

Williams concludes: “Outernet Venues is a brilliant example of how our clients can benefit from the depth of knowledge and experience that we have within the Clair Global group. With a broad range of skill sets and intricate knowledge of live productions and installations, we can focus on delivering the ultimate high-end experience in a venue, regardless of size. Outernet is a state-of-the-art new complex in London’s vibrant entertainment scene, and we’re very proud of our involvement with these three venues, which are an exciting addition to Clair Global Integration’s growing portfolio of UK installations.”

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