Issue 25



19 November 2018

Novatech debuts the first use of L-Acoustic’s new L-ISA Hyperreal Sound Technology for a live event in South Australia. Held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert was enhanced by a new way of delivering sound reinforcement – L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Hyperreal Sound.

L-ISA connects the audience to the performance by delivering sound that matches what they see to what they hear — sound that is clear, natural and highly intelligible and more accurately depicts the spatial location of the instruments and artists, creates a vibrancy and immediacy that’s often lacking in conventional live amplified audio. Artists, such as symphony orchestras, now have the technology at their disposal to more faithfully recreate how the composer intended the audience to engage with their music on a larger scale and in more varieties of venues.

Novatech has been using L-Acoustic audio systems for over a decade, deploying its systems in events of all sizes and scope around Australia. In looking for opportunities where L-Acoustics’ Hyperreal Sound could be deployed, the search quickly focused onto the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra which has gained a reputation for its contribution to the world of music.

Novatech was heavily supported from L-Acoustics, who despatched technicians to assist in the planning and delivery of this historic event in Australia. Novatech deployed a suite of technology to handle and deliver 126 input channels and 96 L-ISA Stems including:

  • FOH System – 84 x L-Acoustics Kara, 10 x SB28, 24 x Kiva II and 12 x Kiva
  • Monitor System – 10 x X15 HiQ & 8 x X8
  • Control – 1 x Digico DS10 at FOH, 1 x AVID S6L at monitors and three Optocore Optical Loops

Combined with the large 60ft x 25ft projection screen running crystal clear 4K images via 4 x Barco UDX 4K-32 laser projectors and a disguise 4×4 pro server, the event was a spectacle for both the eyes and ears.

Novatech’s Production Manager, James Sacca, remarked “We are excited by the introduction of L-ISA and were keen to bring it to Australia for a live performance so it was natural fit to partner with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for the Southern Hemisphere first.”

Vince Ciccarello, CEO of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra commented “We were thrilled and excited to learn of the new L-ISA technology that would more faithfully engage our artists with the audience and are proud to be a part of this collaboration with Novatech and L- Acoustics.”

“As we roll out our L-ISA technology, we look to trusted partners around the globe who have the drive and creative vision to innovate alongside us,” added Tim McCall, Regional Sales Manager at L- Acoustics. “Novatech have a history of always embracing new technologies to bring a little extra to their shows, so combining this passion and experience with a full symphony orchestra and L-ISA Hyperreal Sound is going to bring a more natural and vibrant experience to the audiences of Australia for the first time. Watch out Adelaide, you’re making history!”

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