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RCF TT Series is on the right Wavelength
Wavelength Entertainments Ltd have made the strongest statement yet about their intention to standardise on RCF solutions for the wide range of parties, high level corporate events, charity and fresher balls they support, with the purchase of four TT08-A, four TT25-A and four TTS28-A subs from the Italian company’s Touring and Theatre range.
Based in the village of Eversley near Reading, Wavelength service productions throughout the UK (and into Europe) — and thus transportation becomes a major factor. The obvious weight and economy advantages of an active, matched system, with all the processing onboard, was too good to resist, according to Tom Chennells.
The Wavelength MD has been an RCF customer for nearly two years, having been introduced to the brand through the retail shop in which he has an interest, RSD Music. The company already runs RCF 905AS’s and ART 722A’s — and on smaller corporate jobs know they can use their 905 active 15" bass bins with TT08 tops.
The decision to back the brand followed the recent merger of Wavelength Entertainments with Yes Events Ltd. “This produced a massive inventory of sound and light, which will enable us to reduce outsourcing,” he said. “However, we wanted a single audio brand … so we did a like-for-like sound off against our other brand and we unanimously preferred RCF.” The company will be moving forward under the name Yes Events, exclusively using RCF solutions.
Presently Yes Events sub in outdoor roofs for mobile staging and have an eye on RCF’s compact line arrays for the future. But for now they are delighted with the flexibility offered by the combination of the tiny TT08-A powerful lightweight active monitor, and high-performance TT25-A and double 18in bass reflex TT25S-A.
“I did my research and set up a system demo, which surpassed our expectations on performance to weight and cost ratio. To put this into context, the TT08, outputting 750W at 11.4kg weighs less than half of one of our old amps,” he says.
“We knew the system was deployable, modular and lightweight — but at the same time, from a client perspective we looked at the quality of sound. Since it is active we can cover a lot of student parties or fresher balls with just four bins and four tops. Not having to carry amp rack and outboard processing is a huge boost … we just provide a flat EQ and it sounds great every time.”
The new TT system made its unlikely debut in a 14m inflatable dome — the Evolution Trident Dome — at a private 18th party in Englefield Green. “The system really sounded great — which was just as well, as our customer was also Italian,” Tom Chennells declared.
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Having used RCF’s TT+ Touring & Theatre series successfully in the past, production on Vasco Rossi’s 2011 tour has stepped up to RCF’s TTL55-A three-way active line array system for the main PA rig, with the TTL33-A for the reinforcement systems and TT45-SMA cabinets for the stage monitors.
For more than 60 years RCF has been up with the world’s leaders in the production of professional loudspeakers and one of the top international players in professional audio amplification. The enormous experience accumulated by RCF over the years has led to the development of the acclaimed TT+ Touring & Theatre line, of which the TTL55-A is the recently developed high-end line array module: a 4-way cabinet with 3500W digital amplification, six RCF high power neodymium transducers, DSP 32-bit processor, 96 kHz sampling, remote control with RD NET software, and Shape designer focusing system, all developed by RCF. In production since 2010, the TTL55-A system is swiftly penetrating international markets and carving out a place for itself among the best systems in its class, thanks to its superb performance levels.
In the words of Vasco Rossi’s stage manager Diego Spagnoli: “I’ve always believed in placing my trust in people who have earned it. This year seemed like the right time to let people know that we need to be proud of our Italian heritage — Italian industry has scaled incredible heights, and I feel honoured to be able to bring my support to this project.”
Willy Gubellini’s Bologna based Nuovo Service rental company, an audio and lighting equipment hire service, with special expertise in live concerts and tours, has worked alongside many top musicians over the years. This summer they will deliver Vasco's music to audiences via some 120 TTL55-A array lines, 60 TTS56-A subwoofers, and an endless number of additional reinforcement cabinets and stage monitors to provide total audio power of almost 1 million watts.
“Today’s concert-goers expect to be provided with superb sound quality in all conditions, regardless of the acoustic problems of the stadium or arena – noted Willy Gubellini. “RCF’s TTL55-A means we can deliver optimal results for an audience that will number more than 80,000 people for each date of this tour.”
RCF Pro Italy Sales Manager Fabrizio Grazia gave an inside view: “We are extremely proud of this important milestone, which consolidates the growing success that we have achieved, one step at a time, thanks to the enormous dedication and passion that has driven our activities over the years. It’s a huge source of satisfaction for the entire RCF team, which has spent long hours working tirelessly on this project.”
System resources: MAIN LEFT-RIGHT: 20+20 TTL55-A, 10+10 TTL36-AS, 21+ 21 TTS56-A SIDE LEFT-RIGHT: 16+16 TTL55-A, 9+ 9 TTS56-A LEFT-CENTRE-RIGHT DELAY: 12+12+12 TTL55-A STAGE MONITORING: 6+6 TTL33-A + 10 TT45-SMA + 4 TTS36-A
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Live in Atlanta – RCF TT+ delivers sound at The Dogwood Festival
During the weekend of 15-17th April 2011 Atlanta was in music mood.
Two large festivals were running at the same time and this year it was RCF TT+ systems that supplied the sound to a big audience at the SweetWater 420 Fest and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an arts and crafts festival held each spring at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally held for nine days across two weekends, it is now held only one weekend during early April, when the native dogwoods are in bloom.
The Dogwood Festival 2011 was celebrating its 75th years anniversary in the beautiful surroundings of Piedmont Park. With several stages with continuously performances the festival gives many upcoming artists and talents a good possibility to play their music to a wider audience.
At the festival there were performances by: Charlie Wayne Watson, Arena Sound, Off the Grid, Frets on Fire, OGYA World Music Band, SALSAtlanta, 3052 Dub Collective and several others.
Atlanta Audio Visual supplied the TT+ system to the main stage. The system was composed by RCF TTL55-A with 6 pieces per side and with 3 pcs TTS56-A Subwoofers on each side.
”After using many LINE ARRAY Systems such as JBL and V-Dosc, we decided to go for the RCF TTL55 System, for the great sounding DSP and Power Consumption. You can hear a true stereo sound from the rig. Also using the RCF software to calculate precise throw distance and splay of each box is a breeze…. We can setup 16 tops and 10 subs within 30mins and be ready to pass signal! When we want a great sounding system ready in no time and easy to use, The RCF TTL55 rig is our choice!!!” says Brad McWhorter from Atlanta Audio Visual.
Atlanta Audio Visual is a full service production company specializing in Audio, Lighting, Staging, Video, Set Design and Total AV Integration Services. They have installed and used RCF products for many corporate events, music festivals and shows and for many clients around the country.
See more at:
www.atlanta-audiovisual.com
On the two sides of the town of Atlanta a lot of music was playing at the same time, all loud and clear thanks to the RCF TT+ Sound Systems.
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Live in Atlanta – RCF TT+ delivers sound at The SweetWater Festival
During the weekend of 15-17th April 2011 Atlanta was in music mood.
Two large festivals were running at the same time and this year it was RCF TT+ systems that supplied the sound to a big audience at the SweetWater 420 Fest and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
The SweetWater 420 Fest, an Earth inspired celebration festival that offers large stages with lots of music combined with several art events.
Behind the event is the SweetWater Brewery that arranges the event and changes the Candler Park in Atlanta to a huge entertainment area, and also the possibility for the audience to taste the different beer flavours from the brewery and at the same time enjoy the music.
Main performers at this years festival was: Galactic, Railroad Earth, Arrested Development, 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and others.
Rock Quarry Productions supplied the TT+ system to the main stage. The system was composed by RCF TTL55-A with 8 pieces per side and with 4 pcs TTS56-A Subwoofers on each side.
“Everyone was blown away by the performance of the RCF system; concert promoter, audience member and band engineer alike. It was a large festival with a grand main stage site. Concerned at first that we have enough PA to cover such a large audience, we were all amazed at the sound quality and power that the TT55 system delivered. The TT56 subs are equally exceptional; hands down the most powerful and articulate large-format subs I have experienced to date.” says Jay Holem from Rock Quarry Productions.
Approx 30.000 people visited this year SweetWater Festival.
Rock Quarry Productions, Inc is a full production design, sales, installation, and Services Company offering audio, lighting, video, staging, and other production equipment etc. Rock Quarry Productions can handle all of your production or installation needs. Their custom design and installation department sells and installs state-of-the-art production equipment for venues large and small.
Rock Quarry Productions' event services department offers equipment and services for concert, theatres, corporate, worship, media, and sporting events. With a professional staff of production designers, site managers, engineers, and technicians insures that your event is spectacular.
The company have used several RCF products for many installations and applications. Their event service department are working with large RCF TT+ systems.
See more at: www.rockquarryproductions.com
On the two sides of the town of Atlanta a lot of music was playing at the same time, all loud and clear thanks to the RCF TT+ Sound Systems.
Installation
Le Carre nightclub in France powered by RCF
The nightclub Le Carre in Maroeuil (area of Arras), France was recently equipped with a complete RCF ACUSTICA sound system.
Le Carre nightclub has 3 dance floors with an average capacity of 1000 people. RCF pro-partner Technic Audio Light accomplished the complete installation of audio and lighting system.
The audio system is an efficient combination of RCF C5215 speakers and RCF S8028 subwoofers. Technic Audio Light installed RCF ACUSTICA after a specific study and recommendation made by Mr. Daniele Torelli, RCF audio systems department.
The 4 pcs RCFC5215 are used for the two dance floors where HOUSE Music is played together with 2 pcs high-output 18" SUBS S8028 from the RCFACUSTICA range: The complete system is powered with 6 pcs RCF HPS2500 and managed by 2 pcs RCF DX2006 digital processors.
Several of active RCF ART310Ai with compact RCF SUB705AS subwoofers have been provided to cover the third retro-80's floor and also as distributed sound in Bar and Lounge areas.
Furthermore RCF S8028 and RCF 705AS subwoofers have been specifically mounted in different podiums in the whole complex.
So with this major upgrade on the audio system at Le Carre nightclub they are ready to “pump up the volume” on the dance floor.
Installation
RCF Columns are the order for St. Columcille
Star Systems find delayed L2406’s offer controlled directionality.
When the beautiful 19th century Catholic parish church of St. Columcille, situated in the picturesque village of Inistioge, Kilkenny, had its rededication ceremony recently, the clergy were able to address the congregation through a new RCF column speaker system.
For the first time, following the extensive redevelopment, parishioners could hear the spoken word with absolute clarity — thanks to the delayed L2406 speaker array that had been specified by Co. Tipperary-based Star Systems.
Led by their MD, Declan O’Sullivan, the installers responded to the tender issued by local contractors, Corbett Electrical, and were awarded the contract based on their reputation in outfitting other houses of worship. However, this was the first time they had taken RCF to church, despite having worked extensively with the Italian brand over the past five years.
With a reverberation time of more than five seconds to contend with, Star Systems created an acoustic model of the building, and based on the measurements set about detailing a system best fit for purpose.
“We had heard the L2406 at Frankfurt ProLight+Sound last year and were hugely impressed with the directionality and the bottom end — and the fact that the speakers looked good,” declared Declan. “We knew we could wall-mount four speakers down each side of the church on delays — just 1.2 metres up from the ground — with the fifth pair upstairs in the choir loft.” The front pair also provides monitoring for the altar.
Purpose designed for houses of worship, the L2406 is a high intelligibility compact 3-way column speaker array, equipped with six 5" woofers and four 1" dome tweeters, with the vertical-controlled directivity that Declan O’Sullivan was seeking.
Reference monitors were also required for use in the sacristy and at the entrance, and Star Systems opted for an RCF Monitor 33T in each location — finished in white to match the L2406’s. These compact 2-way loudspeakers are loaded with 4.75" high-efficiency carbon fibre woofer and 0.5" mylar dome tweeter mounted on a 110 x 100 constant directivity horn.
The RCF loudspeakers form part of a full, high specification audio package, including wired and wireless (lapel and handheld) microphones, an eight-channel mixer, amplifiers, processing and an induction loop system. The overall fit-out was project managed by electrical contractor, Michael Corbett.
Visiting clergy have already been impressed with the high-grade speech and background music reproduction offered by the RCF solution — so much so that Star Systems have already received several enquiries for a similar fit-out, including a firm order.
Corporate
RCF appoints Audio Visual Technology - AVtech to Exclusive Distributor in Qatar.
AVtech has been appointed as exclusive distributor of RCF in Qatar. AVtech is a supplier of high-end Audio, Video, Broadcast and Lighting equipment from the most reputable Manufacturers in the world.
One of the specialities of the AVtech Company is designing of leading edge live performance systems and solution projects and this is one of their cornerstones in their company success. AVtech enjoys an excellent reputation for superb performance and also for their integrity in design, technical excellence and customer support.
“With the flexibility of solution that RCF’s product range offers – and especially in commercial audio, we look forward to introduce the RCF brand to our customers. Right now we experience a boom in total solution projects and I am sure that with our representation of RCF will give our company even more visibility and grow the business segment even more”, says Hadi Arzouni, General Manager of AVtech.
AVtech, recently completed a installation as part of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.
“RCF welcomes AVtech to our distribution family and we look forward to expand our business in the region and work closely together with the people in the company”, says Federico Lugli – Sales Manager RCF.
Photo: From left: Sharif Hashisho, MD, AV-Tech; Federico Lugli, sales manager, RCF; and Hadi Arzouni, GM, AV-Tech.
More info about the AVtech:
Audio Visual Technology (AVtech) Salwa Road. Ritaj Center, P.O.Box. 24613 Doha-Qatar.
Web: www.avtech.com.qa
Installation
A Monumental Audio System – San Marco Church in Venice
At Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, a true treasure of history, art and faith visited every year by at least 1.5-2 million people from all over the world, an extensive new RCF sound reinforcement system was recently installed, with forty loudspeaker enclosures that include no less than ten of the new VSA 2050 digitally steerable vertical line arrays.
Many of the countless tourists visiting this marvellous example of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture also take part in the religious ceremonies held inside, so the audio system had to meet various requirements, as is explained by Marco Mazzon, founder of the company of the same name, based in Meolo (Venice), which installed the system: “The brief I got from the client was above all to ensure a considerable increase in intelligibility and flexible control of the various sectors - there are approximately thirty microphones used by officiates and singers in seven different zones of the church."
As he had detailed knowledge of the Basilica and its logistics, Mazzon designed the signal management system, whereas, for the actual acoustic design, he contacted RCF’s dedicated in-house division, in the person of Francesco Venturi, who presented a detailed report and acoustic simulation documentation along with the definitive design.
The main problem to be solved consisted in the different sound coverage required from the system (ranging from a few metres to thirty), which had to ensure considerable spl as well as extremely even distribution, achieving better intelligibility without increasing the reverberation problems typical of this type of location.
Due to the building’s architectural classification, each array had to have a colour that ensured it was almost invisible.
Mazzon enthuses: “The VSA systems provide the ideal solution to both these aspects, thanks to their remarkable sound pressure and precision and a ‘custom’ finish, which solved the aesthetic problems.”
The ten VSA 2050 arrays cover the “congregation” zone of the Basilica and are mounted on the church’s impressive columns, forming a main sound front made up of six systems covering the front area of the naves and the transept, while the other four are mounted twenty metres further forward and appropriately delayed, to cover the rear portion of the naves. Two compact RCF MR 33WT enclosures installed below the ambos optimize the coverage of the first rows of worshippers.
Thanks to the its powerful DSP circuit, connected directly digitally to the twenty Class D 50W amplifiers, the VSA 2050 processes the audio signal fed to each of its twenty loudspeakers to control their vertical dispersion, driving them with the necessary power for ensuring excellent dynamics and addressing the appropriate area to be covered.
Various other types of RCF enclosures were installed in the Basilica, both indoors and outside: seventeen two-way passive loudspeaker columns (versions CS 6940 and 6520) are installed in other seven zones if the huge church, including the entire area of the presbytery and the Pala d’Oro (the high altar’s splendid retable), the Baptistery, the chapel of St. Isidore and the narthex.
Three MR33T “service” enclosures are positioned at the two organs (as monitors for the organists) and in the vestry. On particularly important occasions, six H6045 fibreglass multi-cell long-throw exponential horn speakers, each fitted with four D5076 drivers, are mounted outside the basilica with special fast-lock hardware and cover the entire square.
When installation work was completed, RCF technicians took a series of measurements to ensure that the system’s performance perfectly achieved the acoustic objectives set by the client.
On Sunday, 8th of May at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, the Pope will host the third Assembly of the Church of the Patriarchate of Venice arranged for the closure of the Pastoral Visit of the Patriarch and his main collaborators of the different parishes.
Corporate
RCF appoints the Matrix Group to Commercial Audio & Forum Distributor in Denmark
The Matrix Group has recently been appointed as distributor of RCF Commercial Audio & Forum in Denmark. Matrix Group is based on three leading companies: Nordic Sales & Staging, Moto Audio Sales & Signal Audio. Together they have a strong presence in the Danish audio market segment.
“With the distribution of the RCF Commercial Audio & Forum we strengthen our portfolio of strong brands. We currently have 8 people working with Installed Sound and Commercial Audio sales, and certainly the RCF brand will add even more strength to this segment”, says Lars Bo Baadsgaard – CEO of Matrix Group.
Matrix Group has 3 locations in Denmark. Signal Audio & Moto Audio Sales in Copenhagen. Nordic Sales & Staging is based in Losning (20 minutes drive south of Aarhus).
Distribution of professional audio brands is one of the key areas in the Matrix Group and they have established a strong co-operation with dealers that work specifically within the MI, Sound Reinforcement, Pro Audio, Rental, and AV & Installation segments.
The Matrix Group is also a turnkey facility house that provides total solutions for all types of installations where audio products are needed.
This business segment is based on a large network in the industry and several projects are done every year. The reference installation list for the Matrix Group is growing and several bigger scaled projects such as The Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Concert Hall in DR Byen (Danish Radio) are in the installation portfolio within the group.
“RCF welcomes Matrix Group to our distribution family and we look forward to expand our Commercial Audio & Forum business in Denmark and work closely together with the people in the company”, says Lars Yoshiyama – Sales Manager RCF.
Photo: Kasper Geels (Matrix Group), Lars Yoshiyama (RCF) & Rene Davidsen (Matrix Group).
More info about the Matrix Group:
Matrix Group Helge Nielsens Allé 5 8723 Losning DK - Denmark
Tel: +45 70 27 01 32
www.matrixgroup.dk
Event
Experience, discover & network are the key words for this year’s InfoComm Show.
The InfoComm11 Show is taking place at the Orange County Conference Center in Orlando, FL. The conference program starts from 11th of June 2011 while the Exhibition is from June 15th to 17th 2011. The InfoComm Show will offer users a possibility to get a look into what the new trends are and what future directions the industry is aiming at.
Meet and greet with RCF US Team at the show and get a chance to hear and see more about the new products, about our innovative technologies and to learn more about the large selection of product ranges and solutions from RCF.
Come and visit us on Booth 169
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