Tuesday, 20 March 2001
Out Board Electronics’ TiMax level and delay matrix has been specified for the third consecutive year by sound designer Bobby Aitken, for Raymond Gubbay’s annual opera-in-the-round at London’s Albert Hall. TiMax is in place as the delivery engine for the vocal reinforcement system on this year’s production, Aida. TiMax provides precise source-oriented reinforcement, making it obvious where each voice emanates from, resulting in unobtrusive sound reinforcement that is natural and believable, avoiding the ‘disembodied voices’ syndrome that the connoisseurs find so distracting. Out Board’s Robin Whittaker, who has been intimately involved with the programming and set up of the full sound system used for all three annual productions, commented: "The two preceding productions - of Tosca in 1999 and Madam Butterfly last year - were invaluable learning opportunities in the process of developing the techniques brought to bear on this year’s Aida. It's been a progression of a great leap forward followed by a step backward, and this year, a couple of further strides forward."