The Jazz was hot, the weather….

After 10 days of first class music the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has come to an end for another year.  We have had a busy time supplying backline to venues for some amazing performers including Snarky Puppy’s keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Cory Henry; Grammy winning American rock legend Warren Haynes; Lightnin’ Malcolm performing in Edinburgh […]


The world-renowned Enchanted Forest has finished its run for another year, and our Chief Sound Technician Paul Dent can  return to civilisation after a month living in Faskally Wood.  DM Audio’s Marcin Buczek as usual did a fantastic job as Project Manager and System Designer, ensuring that the sound system provided the optimum experience for […]

we need to talk about kevin bridges

Tonight Kevin Bridges starts his run of 5 sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of his ‘A Whole Different Story… UK and Ireland Tour 2015’ and DM Audio are delighted to be supplying the sound system, which includes one of our Yamaha QL1 digital consoles at front of house.   The whole tour is a […]

the edinburgh lighting and sound school

On 21st October DM Audio welcomed a group of students from the Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School into our warehouse where we ran a digital mixer training event for them.  The enthusiastic group of students were given expert training on using our Yamaha LS9 and Yamaha M7CL desks by sound engineers David Jack and Jim […]

la belle angèle reborn

This week we are delighted to be supplying PA for the reopening of La Belle Angèle, one of Edinburgh’s iconic music venues of the 1990’s, who like a phoenix has risen from the ashes a mere 12 years after it burned to the ground in the catastrophic Cowgate fire of 7th December 2002. The club’s […]

lights! sound! action!

Here at DM Audio we have been flat out for the last few weeks with, among other things, supplying sound for Scotland’s momentous referendum events, and are back noses to the grindstone this week. Vanishing Point Theatre’s production Tomorrow is back in Scotland on the last leg of its tour after performances at the Brighton Festival, SESC […]

scotland the brave..?

It’s a big week for Scotland next week and here at DM Audio, as well as supplying PA for the local election referendum results in Midlothian, we are also supplying PA and backline for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Blabbermouth – a celebration of Scotland by Scotland’s most celebrated people which is being held in […]

get fresh

  Edinburgh University Students Union (EUSA) is busy getting ready to welcome this year’s new intake of students, with Fresher’s Week kicking off this Saturday (6th Sept). There is a full schedule of events over the following week with plenty of variety so that everyone should be able to find something that interests them.  It […]


We are once again suppliers of PA and backline for the Edinburgh Mela, which is being held in Leith Links from 29th to 31st August.  This is a special year for the festival tagged as Scotland’s biggest and best celebration of world music and dance as it’s the 20th anniversary of the event. To celebrate […]

fringe take 2

Last Thursday was the DM Audio annual dinner and Fringe show and this year we went Thai. We had a lovely meal washed down with various beverages at The Thai Orchid in Johnston Terrace, and then walked down the hill to the Traverse Theatre where we saw Mark Thomas’s show Cuckooed, a political comedy that […]

one festival leads to another

With the Jazz Festival now finished and the Rewind and Howlin’ Fling! Festivals also behind us, here at DM Audio it’s time to start our hectic Edinburgh Fringe schedule closely followed by the Edinburgh International Festival.  We are hiring PA and backline to numerous venues across the city. We are supplying the venue PA system for the […]

sing, sing, sing

Last week here at DM Audio backline was the order of the day for the Big Big Sing with rehearsals at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during the week culminating in the event being held on Sunday (27th July) at Glasgow Green Live Zone.  Part of Festival 2014, the aim of the Big Big Sing is […]

commonwealth celebrations

There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten… The National Theatre of Scotland’s The Tin Forest is inspired by the bestselling book of the same name by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson and is one of their most ambitious projects to date. DM Audio is delighted to be supplying the PA system […]

a howlin’ fling or rewind some 80’s

  This week and weekend ahead are one of the busiest so far this year for us here at DM Audio. In fact I am tasked with writing 3 blogs to try and cover all that is happening!  If you fancy a weekend off the West Coast of Scotland on beautiful Isle of Eigg, then […]

the magic of youth

  The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland’s summer tour 2014 is entitled ‘The Magic of Brecker’and DM Audio is delighted to be supplying PA for their concert being held at Birnam Arts Centre in Dunkeld on Friday 18th July.  The tour starts in Skye this Wednesday 16th July moving on to Nairn on Thursday […]

jazz & blues in the summer in the city

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my very first blog for the DM Audio website. It seems to have flown by, but a year it has been and here at DM Audio we are gearing up for a hectic few weeks supplying backline to the fabulous acts performing at this year’s […]

the painted castle

  DM Audio is on the beautiful west coast of Scotland this weekend, supplying PA and backline for the unique Kelburn Garden Festival.  The festival is held every year in the magical glen and gardens of the 13th century Kelburn Castle, known around the world as the Graffiti Project after four of the world’s leading […]

edinburgh international film festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)  runs from Wednesday 18th June until Sunday 29th June in various venues throughout the city.  We are supplying PA in 3 of the venues: The Traverse Theatre – Delegate Centre, Cineworld and Argyle House. The Edinburgh International Film Festival was established in 1947 alongside Edinburgh’s International Festival and is […]

edinburgh fair trade fiesta

Saturday, 10th of May 2014 1pm: City Chambers: Fair Trade Parade 2pm – 7pm: Princes Street Gardens: Fair Trade Concert DM Audio are proud to be supporters of Scotland’s Fair Trade Fiesta, which is being held in Edinburgh for the very first time with the aim of celebrating World Fair Trade Day as well highlighting […]


This is the third in our series of blogs highlighting some of the very best party/corporate/wedding bands in the UK. DM Audio is proud to regularly supply PA and backline equipment to them all and if you’re looking for first class entertainment then you may like to consider one of these acts. The third band we […]

sway allstars orchestra

  This is the second of our blogs which will be highlighting some of the very best party/corporate/wedding bands in the UK.  DM Audio is proud to have regularly supplied PA and backline equipment to them all and if you’re looking for first class entertainment then you may like to consider one of these acts. The […]

hula groove

  This and the next few blogs will be highlighting some of the very best party/corporate/wedding bands in the UK.  DM Audio is proud to have regularly supplied PA and backline equipment to them all.  If you’re looking for first class entertainment then you may want to consider one of these acts.   The first […]

a day in the life

A day in the life of the warehouse crew at DM Audio, as we test and prepare PA and backline equipment for hire…

guest blog – enchanted forest

This week we have a guest blog from the very talented composer and sound designer R.J. McConnell, sharing some of his experiences from the Enchanted Forest. You can read and hear more from R.J. on his web site   It was a cold and wet October afternoon in Faskally forest and I was standing at […]

dance date in edinburgh

Akram Khan Company – photo by Jean Louis Fernandez   The festive season is a distant memory and now it is time to get back to business with our regular blog.  Making the mind focus again may take some practice! This week we are we are proud to be Sound Partners for British Dance Edition, a […]


 photo by Samuel G. Hill   November has been a busy month for sound hires with wireless systems and backline much in demand, as well as a packed calendar of corporate events for our PA systems. At The Pleasance we supplied wireless mic systems for The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG), who hosted the […]

crash! bang! wallop! what a picture

A busy few weeks here at DM Audio with among other things a new member of staff arriving in the warehouse. Jim Shemilt has been employed as a trainee sound engineer for the next year. He first came to us in June this year for a work placement from the Edinburgh Lighting & Sound School […]

a (very) rough guide to edinburgh rugby

Scottish Rugby’s 2013/14 fixtures are now well under way and DM Audio are proud to be supplying PA equipment for all Edinburgh Rugby’s national games held at their home ground of Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The games are held both on weekdays and at weekends so there are plenty of options go along and catch a game.  […]

in time o’ strife

Another extra busy week here at DM Audio with the weekend ahead the same… We’re always happy when we’re busy though! Next week sees the opening of a National Theatre of Scotland production (in association with ON at Fife) of a powerful re-imagining of Joe Corrie’s neglected classic ‘In Time O’ Strife’ about a Fife […]

slap up lunch vs yorkshire tea

It’s been one of the busiest weeks of the year here at DM Audio, and the team did an outstanding job with lots of hard work and long hours.  We are also lucky to have a superb bunch of freelance engineers that we can rely on for total professionalism.  We’re all heading out for a […]


Last weekend DM Audio sponsored the linkylea Festival which is held in a field on Coulston Estate near Haddington.  This small quirky festival was set up in 2006 by sisters Bonny and Flora Squair to raise money for impoverished children in India. So far the festival has raised over £35,000, with the bulk of the […]

mixed blessings

The Edinburgh Mela had mixed blessings this year.  After what looked like being the most successful Edinburgh Mela to date with a record 13,000 visitors through the gates on Saturday, the organisers had to make the difficult decision to close the festival late on Sunday afternoon as wind speeds increased to a level that threatened […]

festival successes and a melatastic weekend ahead

The Edinburgh Fringe came to an end for another year on Monday and it has been a huge success with a 5% rise on last year. 1,943,493 tickets were sold not including the Free Fringe (which is un-ticketed) making the total nearer 2m. This is also higher than the previous record high in 2011 of […]

leaving planet earth

Grid Iron theatre company are currently presenting their latest show Leaving Planet Earth as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and as the production’s audio suppliers we were among the lucky few invited to the dress rehearsal. Whilst the show draws on Grid Iron’s extensive experience in site-specific theatre it ratchets the experience up a couple of […]

margaritas and a big blue bunny…

  Edinburgh is awash with amazing shows and with a huge variety to choose from we had a hard task choosing one for our annual Fringe staff night out.  In the end we decided on The Boy with Tape on his Face at the Pleasance Courtyard preceded by a Mexican at Pancho Villa’s.  The food was […]

fringe benefits

  With August here we are now in full swing, with the Edinburgh Fringe well under way and the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival both also starting this weekend. One of the Fringe highlights is Rick Wakeman, the former keyboard wizard of the prog rock band Yes, who is performing at Assembly […]

edinburgh jazz festival 2013 countdown

  The Edinburgh Jazz Festival starts this Friday and runs until 28th July at various venues across the city (and beyond).  There is a varied and exiting line-up with old favourites including Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band, Edith Budge, Fred Wesley and the New JBs and contemporary performers like Tia Fuller, Hidden […]

hello world!

Hello and welcome to our brand new blog section of our website! Soon you will find it to be very amusing yet informative source of all audio (but not limited to) stories, tips, interesting (and sometimes bizarre) happenings at DM Audio HQ and so on. Stay tuned, DM Audio