We work in close cooperation with musicians, production companies, concert and booking agencies to provide audio and sound engineering services for music, TV and industry productions.
Our portfolio includes the planning, organization, implementation, management, provision and optimization of processes along the entire value chain.
Every project is unique and needs adjusting to the given requirements. We work as a team of dedicated professionals and are passionate about finding individual solutions – especially when it comes to complex challenges.
The service portfolio of O-Lab Audio GmbH is subdivided into two main areas: planning services and event implementation.
Preparation of tenders
After determining the technical and personnel demands, the producer needs to rely on a suitable service provider to implement these requirements accordingly. In this respect, we believe that it is key to look ahead and exactly consider all of the details in order to stay in line with the given budget.
Personnel planning/team set-up
The team is the linchpin in every production and determines the outcome. The key to success has and always will be the people who understand our clients’ vision and apply the necessary sensitivity when it comes to the technical implementation and operation of the systems in place. To ensure a high level of quality and smooth running across the crucial nodes of an audio production, we fill these key positions from our own ranks.
Supervision and implementation
The production location is the place where planning, team and technology come together. This is where the previously stand-alone production elements have to be coordinated to form a consistent whole – and to fulfil the mission in line with the given requirements. We cover our clients’ back on site, too, and find solutions for challenges that might arise during the production.
Producers/production companies/concert and booking agencies
In the field of audio technology, we help you strike out in a different direction by using structures that our partner trades lighting and video technology as well as set and stage building have long been successful with.
Producers of large events and shows are always faced with the task of reasonably distributing the budget among the different contractors. In doing so, it is a particularly challenging task for them to always try and procure services at the best possible cost-benefit ratio, because they simply lack the required detailed technical expertise.
The solution to this problem is a clear distribution of tasks – similar to the approach in the field of construction:
Assignment -> architect/specialist planner -> service provider
Yet in the field of audio productions and sound engineering, technical planners are only partly involved or not considered at all. This impairs the cost-benefit ratio for several reasons:
Technical suppliers and service providers
We familiarize ourselves with your internal processes and offer technical support packages that can be booked flexibly.
And now the client is faced with the problem that freelancers are usually paid per diem, because service is provided for a short period of time and in a condensed way. This approach works well during the implementation and on-site production phase, but not equally well during the planning stage.
Technical planning office/designers/architects
We can provide the missing expertise and resources from within our trade.
Yet, their staff is composed exclusively of lighting, video and rigging experts. Sound and audio engineering requires complex planning in fewer cases, which is the reason why it is frequently economically unviable and difficult to recruit audio engineers on a permanent basis.
This is exactly where we step in. Our straightforward and efficient work methods can be easily integrated into existing processes, allowing us to help clients to offer projects from one source.
O-Lab Audio GmbH
+49 221 31063822
Mit 18 kaufte Chris die erste eigene PA und zwei Jahre später, 2002, führte nach der Schule der direkte Weg über Praktika und seine Ausbildung zur Fachkraft für Veranstaltungstechnik in die professionelle Ton- und Beschallunstechnik. 2007 machte er sich selbstständig und wuchs seitdem mit seinen Aufgaben. 2008 z.b. übernahm er die Casting Show Das Supertalent als Beschallungsingenieur und plant bzw. betreut diese bis heute. Zum weiteren TV Portfolio gehören Shows wie der deutsche Fernsehpreis, Bambi, Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Germany´s Next Topmodel, Keep your Light Shining, Popstars, Let´s Dance, Got to Dance, XFactor,Die größten Schweizer Talente, Götz Alsmann´s kleine Nachtmusik und weitere kleinere Formate. Bei The Voice + The Voice Kids kümmert Chris sich um den Monitorsound der Band, Talents und Gäste. Neben den TV – Shows tourt er als Monitor und FoH Techniker mit Künstlern wie Gentleman (2011 – 2015), Herbert Grönemeyer (2016), Thomas Godoj (2008/09) oder Tom Gäbel (2010). Sein dritter Tätigkeitsbereich sind Corporate und Industrie Events. Europaweit hat er seit 2008 Messen, Kongresse oder Fahrzeugpräsentationen als System- und FoH Ingenieur für Konzerne wie Volkswagen, Daimler, Audi oder ARAL/BP betreut.