Headquartered in Karben, Germany, satis&fy is one of Europe’s leading full-service companies for event production. Founded in 1993, the company now employs more than 400 staff and has built up a reputation for handling a full range of projects, from small corporate events through to the largest festivals and tours. Offering everything from lighting, audio and video support through to scenic and interior decoration, furniture, graphics, signage and custom builds, the company also provides design, logistics and inventory management services, and operates workshops and programming studios.
satis&fy searched for a new high-specification loudspeaker brand which could cope with a large range of projects. After much market research, satis&fy settled on NEXO’s STM modular line array system, now positioned at the heart of its business operations.
“After all these years and thousands of projects, we figured it would be really nice to have one sound system to handle all the challenges we are faced with – on every project we handle,” explains Martin Ramrath from the company’s audio department. “The NEXO STM is exactly that kind of a system: scalable, modular and of undisputed high-end quality”.
satis&fy’s technical team has been taking time to familiarise itself with STM before moving it onto large events, beginning with some smaller projects using ground-stacked cabinets. “We took a closer look at the details and just played around a bit,” says Ramrath. “Getting used to a new system has to be done very carefully; everybody has to be comfortable with it, so we decided to take some time to do this properly. The feedback from the smaller jobs we’ve done has been great from both sides: the technicians/engineers AND the clients.”
As for Ramrath, he’s feeling good about the system too. “I really appreciate the flexibility and capabilities the system has to offer,” he says. “It will be a huge relief in our daily work, especially when it comes to the scheduling, technical planning and the logistics of our equipment. One day we can use our entire STM system to handle a big live music event, the next we can split the whole into parts and do a variety of smaller shows or venues.”
This suits satis&fy’s way of working down to the ground and was a major reason for purchasing STM. “We really appreciate a system that can be used seamlessly for all the kind of events we work on, and that is our claim with our new STM system,” concludes Ramrath.