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46 l November 2012

installationnews GERMANY TiMax the vampire tracker By Erica Basnicki

A TIMAX Tracker and SoundHub-S32 delay-matrix are being used for a stage musical production of Roman Polanski’s 1967 film Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires) at Berlin’s Theater des Westens. Production sound designer Thomas Strebel from Swiss event specialists audiopool specified the TiMax systems, supplied by German production hire company Sugar Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH. Though familiar with TiMax, it is the first time Strebel has worked with Turbosound’s Flex Array system (supplied by Bernd Schmitz of FeedBack Show Systems and Service GmbH), having been introduced to it by Robin Whittaker, director of TiMax developers Out Board. An LCR vocal system comprises three hangs of TFA-600H while the separate


Lectrosonics legs it in Finland

By Erica Basnicki

FINLAND’S JYVÄSKYLÄ City Theatre recently invested in Lectrosonics’ Digital Hybrid Wireless microphone system, supplied and installed by Noretron Broadcast, the professional broadcast division of Noretron Group. The system incorporates 22

Lectrosonics SMDB/E01 super miniature beltpack transmitters two HH/E01 handheld transmitters and four Lectrosonics WRMWB Venue Series/E01 receiver mainframes – with all but one of the six-channel systems equipped with VRT receiver modules. The first production to use

the new microphone system was the Finnish musical Myrskyluodon Maija. “The show opened on 9 September and was very well received. The combination of the

The theatre has invested in a Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless microphone system

Lectrosonics wireless equipment with the DPA 4061 lavaliere and d:fine earset mics makes a terrific setup,” said Timo Vilmi, owner of Noretron Broadcast. “Digital Hybrid Wireless technology sounds exceptional and exhibits none of the sonic artifacts one typically encounters with systems using a compandor. The SMDB/E01 transmitters are extremely small and, as a result, are easy to hide among wardrobe, so they’re a great choice for theatrical applications.”n

Tanz der Vampire has been extended to January 2013 following a

critically-acclaimed year-long run

left/right music system uses TFA cabinets plus aux-fed TFS subs. Upstage is a d&b Q7 split L/C/R first-wavefront system to help anchor the vocals, and E3s were used for front-fills. These discrete speaker channels are matrixed from a 32 x 32 TiMax2 SoundHub via analogue I/O. The matrix receives 13 Sennheiser radio mic channel direct outs, plus band and effects submixes from the house Cadac J-Type console.

A TiMax Tracker system

controls the TiMax SoundHub to continuously localise the vocals by morphing matrixed- delays from each mic to the distributed vocal PA as the actors move around stage. Six TT sensors distributed around the stage and auditorium receive UWB signals transmitted via a miniature TT-Tag worn by each actor. n


Revolabs opens European office

IN A move designed to meet the needs of its growing number of multinational customers, Revolabs has opened a new sales and support office in Europe. Located in Tonbridge, Kent, the new site provides pre- and post- sales support for Revolabs’ EMEA and Asia-Pacific customers. “In the last few years,

Revolabs’ client base has grown dramatically,” said Marc Cremer, COO at Revolabs. “The addition of a new office in Europe strengthens the company’s support infrastructure to meet the needs and expectations of our customers. When combined with our US office, we can now offer nearly round-the-clock support globally.” In addition to sales and support staff, the new site also features a videoconference demonstration link, which allows Revolabs’ partners and customers to dial into and hear the far end quality of the company’s HD microphones for video and audio conferencing.n

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