Sweden’s Folkteatern Goteborg has incorporated a TiMax SoundHub-S32 audio showcontrol processor into the audio refurbishment of its main auditorium.
TiMax processing and control was specified by Alf Berntsen, head of leading Swedish acoustic consultants Artifon, who undertook the audio design for the new space.
The project was overseen by head sound engineer at the theatre, Allan Antilla, and designed with the dual objectives of enhancing vocal intelligibility by transparent audio localisation of the actors’ voices, as well as the sound effects editing, playback and automated panning offered by the TiMax SoundHub’s S-Version software.
TiMax SoundHub also provides multiple zone balancing and EQ presets for the mix of speaker enclosures which get redeployed in variable set-ups to accommodate the many different stage and seating configurations which can be created in the auditorium. The TiMax matrix has been fitted with analogue I/O cards along with an optional MADI interface for direct fibre-optic interfacing with external multichannel sources.
Four TiMax Tracker TT Sensors were located in the corners of the room to map the space in three dimensions, and received pulses of UWB 6-8GHz signal from 16 TT Tags worn by the actors. The TiMax Tracker location server then applied vector (AOA) and time (TDOA) analysis to track the actors in real-time and continuously adjust the delay settings in TiMax SoundHub to maintain audio localisation for their individual radio mic feeds.