The Drum and Bass Arena Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded over 10 years ago, celebrating the exciting Drum and Bass music scene. Heavily attended by all industry types and the award ceremony brings together producers, MC’s, DJ’s as well as labels and event teams. The most recent awards ceremony took place on 7 December 2016 with a night of live music, performances and award announcements.

The 2016 award ceremony was a little different to past award ceremonies, as Go-Macro, the lighting and design production company, had to deliver the awards show online via the Drum and Bass Arena Facebook page. This was the first time for the team to live stream a show of this size and level. Go-Macro turned to Trickbox TV to help build a fly-away kit that could be taken and used at the venue, Brixton Electric. Trickbox provided a HD system for six cameras, 1 VT and GFX feed, plus record bank, talk back system and other engineering kit.

Elliott Linehan-Cross, Designer and Project Manager at Go-Macro, commented “I have been working with Trickbox since 2011, when we first started live streaming. From day one, Liam and the Trickbox team have always been welcoming and so helpful with every production. One benefit to working with Trickbox is they don’t focus on budget restrictions which helps us to grow as a company and focus on the project at hand.”

The Drum and Bass Arena Awards was a great success as the production set up ran smoothly with collaboration between the Trickbox and Go-Macro teams. Also, the fly away kit suited the production requirements perfectly. Linehan-Cross added “We did however have problems with the internet on site which interrupted the live stream. With the help of Trickbox, we managed to get a final full HD production of the awards which was streamed on Facebook Live and will be available on VoD in the run up to 2017 awards.”

Liam Laminman, Managing Director of Trickbox TV, stated “At Trickbox, we’re always keen to get involved in live streaming production projects. The team worked hard to eliminate technical problems to make sure that the Drum and Bass Arena 2016 award ceremony ran smoothly. We’re really looking forward to continuing our work with Elliott and the Go-Macro team in the future.”