Europe’s largest performing arts centre, the Barbican Centre, is a world class arts and learning organization in London. Created in order to inspire people to d...iscover and love the arts, it is a true multi-cultural venue. More than one million people attend Barbican events annually as part of the creative learning program.
Mark Bloxsidge, the Barbican’s Technical Manager, says: “The 900-LFCs are remarkable - for something with such a small footprint and which is so easy to handle, the power delivery and coverage is astonishing. Having eight allows us to use them in variety of configurations and locations depending on the production, which is ideal given the diversity of performers that appear here.”
Provided by Autograph Sales & Installations, the Barbican has 900-LFCs, MILO, M’elodie, UPA-1Ps, M1Ds and M3D subs, with a Galileo and RMServer in the control room. This system allows the centre to meet the needs of extraordinarily diverse music, dance, conference and live performance events. What an extraordinary space!
Autograph Delivers Audio Solution To Stylish Central London Venue
Once part of The Regent Palace Hotel, close to London’s Piccadilly, ‘Live At Zédel’ is a part of an entertainment complex set in the most opulent Art Deco surroundings, where visitors may enjoy not only a range of contemporary entertainment but drinks in the beautiful Bar Américain and fine contemporary dining at Brasserie Zédel.
The diversity of entertainment on offer at ‘Live At Zédel’ is striking, featuring ...many styles of music as well as theatre, comedy and literary events. The venue is managed by Fane Productions, whose vision for its continued development includes the recording of live performances and subsequent online releases made available within just a few hours of the event itself.
Far removed from the ‘board tapes’ whose dubious quality spawned so many bootleg releases, modern equipment extends the role of the house mixing console to include very high quality, multi-track recording of a live event. Autograph Sales & Installations have recently supplied and commissioned a compact suite of mixing and recording equipment to facilitate Fane Productions’ ambition of capturing and subsequently releasing shows from Live At Zédel.
A Yamaha TF1 digital mixing console complete with a pair of Yamaha Tio1608-D stage boxes, provides up to 40 input channels from the stage which can be recorded individually direct to a JoeCo BLACKBOX BBR64-DANTE multi-track recorder, using the Dante digital protocol and connected via a Dante card fitted to the Yamaha. Those same inputs channels are simultaneously mixed for the live audience, then immediately post-show the multi-track recording is remixed for release and made available for download via Fane Productions’ website.
The first release to be done in this way featured the Jay Rayner Quartet, led by the eponymous and multi-talented musician, restaurant critic, chef, writer and broadcaster
Autograph Supplies Key Learning Tools To New LAMDA Facility
The London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) has just opened its brand new, £28m facility which completely replaces the western part of their campus and more than doubles its overall size. As part of the investment in new facilities, Autograph Sales & Installations were tasked with supplying the performance audio system for the main theatre space.
Originally founded in 1861 as the London Academy of Music, LAMDA...
Autograph Announce XDANTE-1 Dante Network Switcher
The XDANTE-1 Dante Network Audio Changeover System has been developed by a team of Autograph engineers, led by Rob Tory, as a simple and efficient way to switch between dual-redundant Dante sources at the push of a single button. Like all Signature Series devices it has been created in response to real-world demand and incorporates two switchers, each capable of switching between two 32-channel sources. These can be used inde...pendently, or combined to switch between two 64-channel sources.
In common with the other changeover devices in the range, the XDANTE-1 integrates seamlessly with Autograph’s XUSB-2 Mac / PC Switching System for complete control and peace of mind. The unit is housed in a 1U 19” rack-mount case, features dual-redundant internal power supplies as standard and whilst developed for theatrical audio, is also ideal for any other application where uninterrupted Dante network connectivity is vital.
It also includes another key feature found on other mission-critical Signature Series units, the ‘Big Red Button’ - as Autograph’s Duncan Bell explains, “When and if an operator reaches the point that they have to switch Dante networks mid-show, the last thing they need is to try and do that via an on-screen menu or some hidden control. The XDANTE-1 includes a large, illuminated red button that can be found instantly in any lighting conditions, which will instantaneously and noiselessly switch between networks if necessary”.
The new unit will be available for viewing on Autograph’s stand at the ABTT Show, June 6th and 7th, stand number C33.
We're getting excited, the countdown is on!
Created by specialists in the live performance industry, the ABTT Theatre Show is a networking opportunity for industry professionals involved in the staging of live performance.
At Autograph’s booth, they’ll be featuring the new LINA very compact line array loudspeaker and its companion, the 750-LFC very compact low-frequency control element. Our Galileo GALAXY network platform will also be making an appearance at the stand.
Follow the link to register, and be sure to visit Autograph at booth C33!
Great piece on the EM acoustics website -
Autograph Provides Configurable Acoustic Solution
Autograph Sales & Installations At ABTT 2017
Autograph Sales & Installations is delighted to be exhibiting once again at ABTT, returning this year to Alexandra Palace.
As usual visitors will find a selection of theatrically-oriented audio products on the Autograph stand (no C33), where our team of technical professionals will also be on hand to discuss all your audio needs, as well as our sound design and installation services. In addition, for 2017 we are very excited to be ...showcasing some remarkable new technologies in wireless microphones and loudspeakers:
At ABTT we are working exclusively with Shure UK to showcase the NEW Axient Digital Wireless microphone system. Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of Shure UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems to create a new, highly scalable system featuring a universal receiver that works across two transmitter ranges (AD and ADX series) to effectively replace UHF-R and Axient. Designed from the ground up, the new system proudly features the world’s first micro-bodypack with an internal, self-tuning antenna.
As Meyer Sound’s longest-standing partner in the UK we are also thrilled to welcome, exclusively for its UK debut, the latest members of their remarkable Leo Family: the LINA ‘Very Compact Line Array’ module along with the 750-LFC Low Frequency Control Element. Light, easy to transport and deploy yet hugely powerful, Meyer’s latest offering is a must-see at ABTT. We will also be showing their very latest system processor, the Galileo Galaxy which harnesses open-source AVB technology to extend a new level of audio control.
From DiGiCo we are showing an SDTen-T featuring the all-new Stealth Core 2 software platform. It will be also be running the ’T’-series theatre-specific software (available for SD7, SD9 and SD10 models), developed in close collaboration with Autograph Sound. DiGiCo consoles equipped with this unique software completely dominate both the West End and Broadway, and are the global industry standard for professional audio mixing in theatre - come and find out why!
Plus, in yet another show first, we will be doing real-time demonstrations of the latest Clear-Com HelixNet and LQ networked intercom solutions, ‘live’ to our friends on the Clear-Com stand. No-one here has a longer working relationship with this great brand than Autograph and no-one knows more about their products, so come and check out this essential production technology.
ABTT promises to be an excellent show once again this year with lots to see, so please do drop by and say hi to Team Autograph on stand C33!
A great piece in the latest edition of mondo*dr about our recent work on the New Adelphi Theatre in the University of Salford campus.
We're very pleased to report that Autograph Sales and Installations' work at Perth Concert Hall has been shortlisted in the 'Best Venue Project' category in the forthcoming InstallAwards.
The awards will be presented at a very swish do at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington on Thursday 29th June 2017. You can see the whole list of award categories and all the other shortlisted projects and companies by clicking the link below - wish us luck!
Come see us stand on N-B20, today and tomorrow - lots of goodies to check out plus the Autograph team are on hand to explain it all...
The Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT. Show opens 1000-1700 Tuesday 9th, 1000-1600 Wednesday 10th.