Ayrton lights the way for Tokyo’s Studio Tanta
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
ayrton-3-ayrton-fixtures-in-the-rig-at-rehearsal-studio-c-at-studio-tantaStudio Tanta chose Ayrton lighting products for its rehearsal studios
Japan - Ayrton reports that Tokyo’s Studio Tanta chose the French manufacturer’s lighting products for its rehearsal studios. The successful installation includes 10 Ayrton NandoBeam S3 units, six WildBeam R fixtures and four Arcaline 2 100 battens which were permanently installed in Rehearsal Studio-C.
Studio Tanta is an impressive seven-storey building which took five years to build from planning to completion. It has two recording studios, a rehearsal studio, two artists’ rooms, and a restaurant. Hibino Lighting, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Japan, was responsible for the supply and installation of the Ayrton fixtures and a lighting console.
Takahisa Hasegawa, the owner and CEO of Studio Tanta, comments: “It has always been my long-term goal to build a large-scale studio in Tokyo so, before designing Tanta, we went on a study trip to visit famous studios in the USA. Because I invested a lot of time and effort in Tanta, I wanted to be sure to choose great equipment for my studios. When Hibino Lighting introduced Ayrton products to me, I felt that they would be the perfect match.”
As Studio Tanta is used for a wide variety of purposes, including live concerts, rehearsals, parties, events and as a recording studio, a lighting system was required that could handle all these types of entertainment. Hibino Lighting therefore suggested installing Ayrton’s Wildbeam-R for special effects, and the Nandobeam-S3 for easy spotlighting of the masters of ceremonies, and for musicians who like to move around a lot.
As Studio Tanta is also used for recording, it was imperative that any moving light fixtures must be extremely quiet. “Because Ayrton’s moving light fixtures are quieter and have smoother movement than other similar fixtures, they are perfect for this environment,” says Hibino Lighting’s Yukitoshi Watanabe.
Also within the rehearsal studio, Hibino Lighting installed four Arcaline 2 100 fixtures to enhance and highlight the intricate patterns of the textured wood of the back wall with beautiful colour washes.
(Jim Evans)

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