TiMax and Turbosound tackle Tanz der Vampire

A TiMax Tracker, SoundHub-S32 delay-matrix and a Turbosound Flex Array system are being used for a stage musical production of Roman Polanski’s 1967 film Tanz der Vampire at Berlin’s Theater des Westens.
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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 comprised three hangs of TFA-600H while the separate left/right music system used TFA cabinets plus aux-fed TFS subs. Upstage was a d&b Q7 split L/C/R first-wavefront system to help anchor the vocals, and E3s were use for front-fills.
These discrete speaker channels were matrixed from a 32 x 32 TiMax2 SoundHub via analogue I/O. The matrix received 13 Sennheiser radio mic channel direct outs, plus band and effects submixes from the house Cadac J-Type console.
A TiMax Tracker system controlled the TiMax SoundHub to continuously localise the vocals by morphing matrixed-delays from each mic to the distributed vocal PA as the actors moved around stage. Six TT sensors distributed around the stage and auditorium received UWB signals transmitted via a miniature TT-Tag worn by each actor.



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