Sweden’s Göteborgs Stadsteater has added an Out Board TiMax SoundHub-R32 delay-matrix processor and TiMax Tracker (TT) performer tracking system to the audio configuration in its main auditorium.
The project was overseen by head sound engineer at the theatre, Jorgen Eriksson, and the complete system is designed primarily to improve the vocal intelligibility when actors use lapel microphones.
TiMax SoundHub-R32 controls zone level, EQ and matrixed delay for the main FOH system, which comprises seven d&b Q1s distributed around a central d&b Q10 hoisted across the proscenium, supported by two L Acoustic MTD115s and a further two L Acoustics MTD112s for side-fill.
The SoundHub processor comes with the new AES-MIO digital I/O cards which support multiple sample-rates and also provide parallel analogue outs.
A total of 24 Tannoy 8” speakers act as delay fills to the upper and lower house and to the balcony, with fill from three EAW JF50S enclosures. Two d&b J-subs and two L Acoustic SB218s located left, centre and right provide sub bass reinforcement.
A total of six TT Sensors track 16 TT Tags using UWB real-time location analysis to follow the actors around stage and adjust their delay-matrix to maintain accurate audio localisation for individual radio mic feeds.
“Audience members have commented that they can now hear the actors and so now, when we use the TiMax with have no problem at all with the acoustics and the clarity of the sound,” said Eriksson. “Now the image definitions have all been defined, the system can just be switched on for use: it’s as simple as that.”
Lead Image Credit: Hans Wretling
Inset Image Credit: Jonas Kündig