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Launch event for Macallan's The Spirit of 1926 short film

We were engaged by Nick Levitt from LGME to design and operate the audio for this special event to celebrate the launch of The Spirit of 1926, a short film based on Nettie Harbinson who crafted the most valuable single bottle of wine or spirit ever sold at auction; The Macallan 1926. 

The launch event was staged at the new Macallan Estate building in Scotland and featured a set from Simple Minds who also composed the music for the short film. 

Macallan Special Event: Headliner
Macallan Special Event: Headliner


The loudspeaker system was designed to be discrete to protect the audience view of the band and the distillery building interior.

The system used four L-Acoustics Syva loudspeakers mounted to existing vertical poles with four Syva Low and four KS21 subwoofers.


In addition to the performance loudspeaker system, we also deployed an SFX system of four L-Acoustics A15-Wide, four KS21 and eight X12 loudspeakers distributed around the distillery halls.

This system was used to simulate the sound of the distillery under operation which was a multi-channel audio file created by our team. The actual shutdown sequence for the distillery takes hours and is rather uneventful so we created our own shutdown sequence that was triggered at the top of the show. 

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The audio control system consisted of a DiGiCo SD10 and SD Racks. The SFX and playback was run on Qlab with ProTools used to create the SFX elements.

Macallan Special Event: Projects
Macallan Special Event: Headliner


The people and companies that made it happen.

A huge thanks to Nick Levitt from LGME for getting us involved and the Production Manager for the gig Glen Thomson for keeping things on track.

Our Client

The system was designed by Scott Willsallen with Joe Callister creating the SFX and programming Qlab and Toby Chester mixing the show.

Our Team

Our thanks to Britannia Row for supplying, installing and maintaining the system for us.

Our Supplier

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