Leo leads CCG inventory investments
QATAR AND UAE: Creative Communication Group (CCG) has made a number of high-end additions to its inventory. Leading the way is a Meyer Sound Leo system, where CCG will be the full solution rental house to place the Leo for its clients across the Middle East.
‘We decided to buy a Leo system after seeing that the market is growing towards a larger format sound,’ explained CCG CEO, Jalal Dudin. ‘But what really convinced us into going into large-format is the technology that we have been introduced to by Meyer with the new Leo system. We went through all elements of the Leo, the approach, performance, and what goes in the cabinet and why it has been done this way. Leo allows you to hear each instrument – vocals, bass, sax, drums, and guitar – simultaneously, without any element colouring the other.’
The purchased system consists of 24 Leos, 18 1100-LFC subs, six Mica and two Galileo Callisto 616 Array Processors. The sale itself was conducted through CCG’s Doha office, as the decision to make the purchase was made before the production house opened its new Abu Dhabi facility. However, the system will be available to both offices to use across the wider Middle East.
CCG is yet to use its new Leo for a full concert but its staff have received full training from Meyer Sound. With this now complete, CCG is actively targeting events, which the solution can be put to use on. ‘The system is really large-format. It serves big venues, stadia and large concerts, yet Leo can be used smaller events, small closed venues,’ added Mr Dudin.
‘The Leo system is an innovation that I haven’t seen in my 15 years of purchasing audio cabinets. Even the rigging in Leo is a breakthrough,’ said the CEO. ‘The technology behind it, the way it sounds, not to mention the fine details of the cabinet the cabling and wiring management, the protection from the rain, it’s revolutionary. We are so proud to be the first and only rental house to have the Leo with the exclusivity,’ said the CEO.
In addition to the Leo purchase, CCG has also made a number of other important audio investments. ‘Our d&b inventory has grown tremendously. We’ve got the J Series, the Q Series, the E Series and we’ve just invested in a large monitoring system from d&b. We are hoping to invest in more Q Series cabinets as they are requested in the market,’ noted Mr Dudin.
‘We have also invested in DiGiCo SD7 and SD5 consoles, and we also just added a new Midas Pro9. On top of this we have recently purchased a full wireless and wired solution from Clear-Com, new Sennheiser wireless microphones and receivers and a large set of In-Ear systems,’ he explained. ‘We were seeing what the market is requesting and we are moving towards investing what it needs for the next two years.’