Aviom’s Personal Mixing System has become a partner to the orchestras that play at New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT).
The quick and simple setup associated with the Aviom system allows the theater’s technical crew to move the monitor mixing system easily between the three stages located at the venue.
NNTT hosts various operas, ballets, contemporary dance and dramas in its “Opera House,” “Playhouse,” and “The Pit” theaters.
The day-to-day task of altering the audio setup for the needs of each performance and performing group requires the flexibility and ease-of-use for which Aviom is so well-known.
“The Aviom network is the ideal solution for our theater,” says Hisashi Kurono of the NNTT technical department’s sound and visual division.
“It is especially beneficial for our needs because the setup and removal work is fast and uncomplicated.”
This simplicity also transfers to the regular use of the A-16II Personal Mixers by the various bands who perform at the theater.
While not always the case, some stage sets require the orchestra to perform on opposite sides of the theater. The Aviom system allows NNTT to provide personal mixing to each of those bands.
NNTT actually has two different setups for personal mixing. In one system, the initial audio signal is distributed directly through an AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module or through the console via an Aviom 16/o-Y1 A-Net Card to an A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor that is connected to eight A-16II Personal Mixers.
The second system is connected to the digital console through a Pro64 6416dio Digital I/O Module. This unit connects to an ASI A-Net Systems Interface which converts the Pro64 A-Net signal to a Pro16 one. From there the A-Net signal is routed to another 16 Aviom Personal Mixers.
“We rely on our Aviom network a great deal during every performance,” Kurono continues. “It is especially useful when an orchestra is divided and situated on both sides of the stage, and yet we choose not to use the monitor speaker due to sound localization.”
Originally constructed in 1997, NNTT features the highest quality, state-of-the-art equipment. Aside from the regular performances, the venue can also be utilized for young artist training programs and theater rental for outside performing groups as well as public presentations or conferences and student performances.
Management of NNTT is commissioned to the New National Theatre Foundation through the independent administrative institution, The Japanese Arts Council.