The City of The Hague’s national theatre group, Het Nationale Toneel, has incorporated TiMax SoundHub audio spatialisation and TiMax Tracker automation into its most recent touring production, The Revisor, based on an original work by Russian writer Nikolaj Gogol (1809-1852).
The play poses a moral dilemma. Fraud cases are being reported in the newspaper and strange things are happening between government and business officials who use their company credit cards for private purchases. The indignation of the audience is met with the question: would they do the same…?
For the production, four TiMax Tracker sensors are positioned above the stage area, picking up the zoned stage locations of the 20 ‘tagged’ actors, using their exact positioning, or ‘source zones’, to localise their vocals via the distributed loudspeaker system. The TiMax SoundHub delay-matrix imaging creates a fully immersive and authentic experience that renders the production more intimate for all audience members regardless of where they are sitting.
The TiMax Tracker system controls the TiMax Soundhub processor, which automatically morphs between delay-based Image Definition localisation objects for each microphone to make the performers’ audio move smoothly and with unparalleled accuracy in relation to their position on the stage.
The Revisor runs at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in Amsterdam until 5 March 2016, whereafter it tours the country.