Apex Acoustics join in touring with the Queen's Baton Relay

Team Scotland recorded their best ever medal haul at the commonwealth games this year in Glasgow. Before the events started, the baton relay toured every country in the Commonwealth and Apex Acoustics were there to welcome the baton to events across the north east of Scotland.

Communities across Scotland were given the chance to see the baton before it headed for the opening ceremony at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Events were held at Dundee, Montrose and Peterhead where Apex Acoustics were providing sound and lighting for the events followed by a day in Aberdeen where all the kit was then sent to Union Terrace Gardens - all in one weekend.

In Dundee, Apex provided 6 x Meyer Sound JM-1P powered loudspeakers and 4 x Meyer Sound 700-HP powered sub bass. Control came from a DiGiCo SD8 mixing console and a Meyer Sound Galileo 616 processor.

As the baton then moved north to the coastal town of Montrose, so did Apex but with a change of of the main system. Control and sub bass stayed the same but the team then used 18 x Meyer Sound M’elodie to hang from 2 x VMB line array towers. 8 x Meyer Sound UM-1P powered on stage monitors provided on stage sound for the bands and performers. Before the baton arrived to Montrose, the town were competing in their annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ tournament so the Apex team provided Shure Beta 87 UHF handheld radio microphones for the comperes.

The team then headed north again to Balmoor Stadium in Peterhead where there was a combined audience and performer capacity of well over 1,000 people inside the stadium, listening through Meyer Sound as the baton arrived into the stadium.

Finally, the system was then taken to Union Terrace Gardens as the baton arrived into Aberdeen, in front of another 1,000 people. By the end of the games, Scotland came fourth in the medal table and thousands of people across the north east of Scotland were (hopefully!) left feeling inspired by the baton relay tour thanks to Apex Acoustics and Meyer Sound.