Brazil-based Gabisom Audio Equipment has just made a major investment in Outline’s Newton FPGA processor. The company’s latest investment in the technology from Outline extends an initial purchase made in mid-2019 and means that they now have the largest Newton inventory of any company in the world.
Gabisom’s Senior System technician Eder Moura commented, “We use our single rack-space Newtons as system management, summing desks on festivals and output control for the system, linked via Dante to feed delay towers. Also, Newtons solve the clock sync issue when combining with different digital audio sources”
Moura continues with some recent examples of their Newtons in use: “We recently supplied a 360º stadium show for a corporate event, feeding AES out for eight hangs of Martin MLA with MLX subs and MLA Compacts as front fill. For the delays on the upper level we connected a second Newton via Dante and sent another four outputs via Dante for 12 hangs of L-Acoustics K2. Elsewhere at Shawn Mendes’ concert we had the Newton receiving L/R, Sub and Front Fills from their system and matrixing the signal for 270º stadium hangs of Martin MLA, MLX subs and MLA Compacts for front fill, plus seven hangs of L-Acoustics K2 hung on the stadium roof doing the upper levels, again fed via Dante from the Newton.”
“At Rockfest we used the Newton to matrix in LR from four desks plus Sub and Front, some on AES, some via analogue, plus the festival desk with video and MCs in on the Aux input. The Newton AES outputs fed the d&b DS10 to drive the GSL main system and outfills with SL subs and Vs as front fills plus four delay towers of ten d&b Js each.”
Gabisom celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2019. Owner and founder Gabi Ferreira has steered the company through the many changes seen in his homeland since 1984, building a multi-disciplinary operation employing 300 people that works in concerts, musical theatre, corporate events, fixed installations, tours and sporting events. Amongst much else, Gabisom is the audio provider for all the various Rock in Rio events worldwide and for the fabulous Rio Carnival.