Archive for Month: December 2017
ETC Eos Ti for Criss Angel’s ‘Mindfreak Live!’
Criss Angel’s Mindfreak Live! at the Luxor Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, upends people’s views of magic and awes spectators with a goth-horror vibe mixed with rock ‘n’ roll spectacle. The production has the largest number of moving lights on the Las Vegas Strip and combines movering heads, lasers, video and more into one seamless show.
The large number of fixtures and media demands may be taxing some consoles, however ETC’s Eos Ti performed optimally for the task at hand. ETC’s recent online video release follows lighting programmer Josh Selander and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how he pulled together one of the most technically demanding shows on the Strip, demonstrating why the Eos Ti, in the hands of a master programmer, delivers.
Some of the features of Ti that Selander highlights include syncing the console to music and multiple versions of time code for the different ways needed to call a show; using absolute effects to work intensity and colour changes, adding a charge to an illusion’s finish; and leveraging the pixel mapping feature to treat the console as a media server and easily snap between content on LCD panels.
Criss Angel pushes magic to extreme new edges in his show, and ETC’s Eos Ti console delivers unreal lighting for it all.
This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za
Attero Tech now shipping AES67 networked audio products
Built from the ground up, these AES67 products enable Attero Tech’s innovative audio connectivity technologies to interface with the AES67 enabled Q-SYS Platform from QSC. The new AES67 enabled products are also designed for interoperability with all Dante AES67-enabled technologies, providing maximum flexibility for systems leveraging AES67 as a bridge between modern audio networking platforms.
“The addition of AES67 interoperability allows Attero Tech to bring our networked audio connectivity solutions to integrators and end users who have adopted the Q-SYS platform as their primary AVC solution, without the need for additional interface cards or conversion products,” observes Josh Arnold, Attero Tech, product manager.
“QSC is excited to see Attero Tech supporting AES67, joining over 200 compliant products in our industry,” adds Martin Barbour, product manager for installed systems, QSC. “Furthermore, the software-based architecture of the Q-SYS Platform is allowing manufacturers like Attero Tech to develop and support their own integration plug-ins for Q-SYS, bringing incredible ease of use to installations.”
In addition to basic audio interoperability, all Attero Tech endpoints will offer control integration into Q-SYS Designer software using Q-SYS plug-ins, developed and supported by Attero Tech. Some of these plug-ins are already shipping with Q-SYS Designer v6.2, with additional plug-ins made available through Attero Tech’s customer portal for download available at https://portal.atterotech.com/home/.
Attero Tech’s new plug-ins provide the ability to configure parameters, including preamp controls and I/O levels, routing configurations, and device status updates. Real-time control of Attero Tech product parameters can be easily added to Q-SYS native touchscreen controllers, and other Q-SYS enabled software user control interfaces, eliminating the need to integrate and program costly third-party controllers.
Attero Tech’s AES67 solutions offer 48kHz, 24-bit uncompressed digital audio with 1ms end-to-end latency and system-wide sample synchronization, support for PTPv2 master or slave operation, and SAP (Session Announcement Protocol) based stream identification for use with applications supporting SAP Stream Discovery (Dante Controller, Q-SYS Designer, unIFY Control Panel v3.0 and greater).
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Symetrix helps to restore Italy’s Politeama Theatre
In the small, central Italian town of Tolentino, the Politeama Theatre sat neglected for a quarter of a century before efforts began to return it to its rightful place at the heart of the local community. In October 2016, however, the project took on new significance when Tolentino and its surrounding region were struck by a series of earthquakes, including a 6.6 magnitude event that reduced other historic local buildings to rubble. Now the Politeama Theater and its comprehensive refurbishment have become symbols of Tolentino’s own resurgence.
The newly rejuvenated theatre was officially inaugurated in May 2017, and it already boasts a full schedule of theatrical, cinematic, musical, and educational events. Work originally began, however, in 2014, when ambitious plans were laid out for the venue’s return, including state-of-the-art technical systems. The audio design was devised by Claudio Giacomelli of AV Service, with technical support from Simone Santarelli of Symetrix distributor SISME. At the core of the solution are Symetrix DSPs routing and managing audio across multiple spaces.
On the ground floor, the entrance and main multipurpose performance space are covered by a single Symetrix Radius AEC DSP handling audio requirements ranging from background music to emergency announcements and paging. Equipped with the same 128 (64×64) redundant Dante channels as the original Radius, the Radius AEC adds the benefit of high performance wide-band acoustic echo cancellation featuring zero latency direct outputs and discrete references. Background music sources like Spotify and iTunes are integrated into the Dante network, supported by the Radius DSP. For ease of use, Giacomelli and his team used SymVue software to create a fully customised GUI, making it simple for the theatre’s staff to send different signals to different zones as required.
Meanwhile, in the basement area, Symetrix Prism 8×8 DSPs have been specified for a trio of multipurpose rooms available to host musical performances, workshops, exhibitions and other cultural events. The systems can be combined if required for specific larger-scale events, while Symetrix ARC-SW4e panels facilitate easy and seamless control. An additional Symetrix Radius AEC DSP has been specified in the 170-seat second-floor cinema, optimising the performance of the installed sound reinforcement system.
The combination of Dante networking and Symetrix DSPs has delivered a powerful solution for the restored theatre, observes Santarelli: “We are really happy with the results achieved with this new audio system. My role was to assist in the set-up of the Dante network and to support the Symetrix DSP programming, the results of which have been remarkable. The collaboration with Claudio Giacomelli, who is an excellent technician, has resulted in a really high-quality audio and video system for this iconic theatre.”
This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za
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ETC celebrates Thea Award winners
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced their 2018 Thea Award winners. And even with the diversity of winners – including theme parks, museums, visitor centres, and spectaculars – a majority of the winners had one thing in common: control products from ETC. Overall, ETC had a hand in nine of the Thea Award-winning projects.
“We’re delighted for each of our partners recognised with a Thea Award, and congratulate the winners on their vision,” said Karl Haas, national sales manager for architecture at ETC. “These projects showcase ETC’s dedication to creating lighting system solutions that are powerful enough to control entire park lighting systems, and creative enough to fit in to these highly specialised environments.”
ETC’s Unison Paradigm and Mosaic lines, Sensor3 power dimming technology, Response data distribution, Echo Relay panels and more were the unseen backbone for the projects, providing reliable, accurate, user-friendly systems, and supporting the most demanding venues. ETC celebrates the creativity of our partners and congratulates them on this honour.
Since 1994, the Thea Awards have been “bringing recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry.” In addition to recognising industry luminaries and classic parks, TEA gives Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement (AOA) across several categories. The awards will be presented at the Thea Awards gala, 7 April 2018. A complete listing of 2018 Thea winners can be found here.
ETC appreciates the opportunity to partner and support these talented artists and organisations.
ETC’s ColorSource CYC makes an award-winning debut at LDI 2017
Visitors to the 2017 LDI Show in Las Vegas this November found ETC’s booth awash in colour, thanks to the new ColorSource® CYC luminaire. Two 5.5m-tall cyc panels bookended the booth, each lit evenly and brightly in a range of tints and hues by the new LED fixtures. Show-goers were impressed – as were LDI’s judges, who honoured the ColorSource CYC with a Best Debuting Lighting Product award at a ceremony on Saturday night.
Technical Product Manager Dave Cahalane accepted the award on behalf of the development team. “With the ColorSource CYC, we tried to provide a fixture that had a broad range of beautiful colour in a compact size,” he explained in his acceptance speech.
The cyclorama light is the latest addition to the ColorSource family of products, which bring high-quality LED lighting and control to a more affordable price point. The ColorSource CYC adds a fifth emitter colour to the standard RGB-Lime array: indigo LEDs that help achieve rich, deep blues.
Other new products on ETC’s stand included the Ion® Xe and Ion Xe 20 control consoles and the Eos Fader Wings. ETC also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Source Four® spotlight with a special, crowdsourced video displayed on the booth.