- Principal Audio Consultant, Projects & Products Mastermind
Roland Hemming is an audio consultant and project manager. His extremely wide experience enables him to advise on many aspects of audio.
He project-managed the two largest audio projects in Europe; the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympic Games.
His 28-year career in the industry has taken him to live events, construction sites, hotels, rail, cruise ships, theatre, corporate AV, broadcast, education and stadia.
For the 2012 Olympic Games he was Venue Technology Manager for Audio, working for LOCOG, the London Organising Committee. He was responsible for all Games audio except Ceremonies. This included the delivery of over 400 audio systems, liaising with and giving advice to many interested parties on issues as diverse as rigging, broadcast, radio spectrum, audio for crowd safety, disability and compliance.
For the new millennium he was Head of Sound for the world’s largest sound system installation project, the Millennium Dome in London.
He helps manufacturers develop new audio products and, as a digital audio networking expert, is helping to develop and introduce the next generation of audio networking systems.
He is a leader in issues concerning voice alarm compliance including EN 54. He sits on the British Standards committee FSH12/5 as UK expert on audio alarms, European committee TC 72 WG23 for EN 54 also as expert audio alarms and he is chairman of BS 7827 committee sound systems for sports grounds. He co-wrote the Installation Europe guide to voice alarm systems.
In 1990, Roland set up the UK’s first ever show control facility for computer control of sound and lighting systems in the technology’s infancy. That was followed by work as a production manager for a variety of live events and conferences in the UK and Europe, and project manager and consultant for numerous technical installations on land and at sea. He has also set up and run an audio installation company. Other notable projects include: Lord's Cricket Ground, Royal Ascot Racecourse, Al Ain Stadium, Twickenham Rugby Stadium, St Pancras Station and Harrods. He sits on the IET Standards committee - Code of Practice for Connected Systems Integration in Buildings .
He has presented papers to the Audio Engineering Society and been an advisor to InfoComm. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and a judge for many industry awards. He is regular author of articles for industry magazines.
Roland is a member the AES and ISCE.