Leonardo Colautti, Nicola Mazzotti Pugliese, Gianluca Turrin and Paolo Boscolo
Italy - Founded in 1992 by Gianni De Masi and Paolo Boscolo in Villorba di Treviso (in north-eastern Italy), Imputlevel Group rapidly became one of Italy's leading audio rental firms.
Through the years, its client roster in the live and tour field expanded to include not only top names on the Italian scene, such as Fiorella Mannoia, Franco Battiato, Daniele Silvestri, Niccolò Fabi, Irene Grandi, Vinicio Capossela, Nek and Max Pezzali, but also international stars of the calibre of Lou Reed, Elton John, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Bjork, Massive Attack, Steve Vai, Simple Minds, Carlos Santana, Ben Harper, Rage Against the Machine, Prodigy and many more.
In order to be able to meet any request, from the supply of technology for live events, such as theatres, conferences, exhibitions, tourist attractions and television events, to custom designs and system engineering, iMput constantly updates the equipment it puts at the disposal of its demanding clients to optimise end-results.
Among the latest arrivals at iMput’s warehouses is Newton, the audio processing platform manufactured by Outline, based on FPGA technology and designed to be the ‘nucleus’ of the management of complex audio systems in touring applications, broadcast and permanent installations.
Nicola Mazzotti Pugliese, audio chief and one of iMput’s PA managers, states: “At the moment, iMput has three Newtons, but I hope we shall shortly take delivery of a fourth unit. Newton enables us to easily interface several consoles in the same set-up handling different clocks. It is solidly built and another particularly appreciated feature is its dual power supply.
“For us, being able to manage signal transport via MADI coax and Dante is very effective, also because using a loudspeaker brand other than Outline we didn’t have to change anything in our workflow: we have only improved and simplified our work process.
“From when the first unit arrived, we PA managers constantly ‘argued’ to have it. We use it on tours and at conventions. No system goes out without a Newton. Outline’s assistance is excellent, even if, fortunately for them, Newton’s so easy to use that it’s unnecessary.”
(Jim Evans)

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