Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

DiGiCo Plays a Major Role at the New Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

26/02/2021

DiGiCo Plays a Major Role at the New Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts posted: 26/02/2021

Greensboro, North Carolina's $91 million, 3,023-seat Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts features three DiGiCo SD-Range consoles and a 4REA4

SE Systems, Arup, and ArchKey Technologies supply three SD-Range consoles and 4REA4 for new PAC

When the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina opens for regular performances later this year, the $91 million, 3,023-seat performing arts facility will give a city with more than its share of arts and culture a new crown jewel. Named for Steven Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, who pledged $7.5 million toward the project, the new venue will host performances by the Greensboro Symphony and Guilford Colleges Bryan Series of acclaimed lectures, as well as touring Broadway productions and concerts.

The new venue will host performances by the Greensboro Symphony and Guilford Colleges Bryan Series of lectures, as well as touring Broadway and concert productions

And it will do so with state-of-the-art sound from two DiGiCo SD12 consoles at front of house and monitors, an SD11 desk used for special events and that adds more flexibility to the venue, and a DiGiCo 4REA4 mixing engine that provides the drive for the main system while serving as a matrix mixer for outputs from multiple consoles. In addition, wall-mounted DiGiCo A164 16-input/4-output expander units act as smart input panels on stage. The DiGiCo systems were specified by SE Systems and Arup, and installed by integrator Parsons Technologies, now known as ArchKey Technologies.

The FOH and monitor consoles are on an Optocore loop network, along with an SD-Rack with 32-bit mic pre's for those desks and the SD11 mixer in the control room at the rear of the hall that can mix the venue's sound when the space is used for events other than concerts or shows, allowing the FOH console to be removed and seats added. The SD consoles are simply the best out there, says SE Systems President Cliff Miller. They're reliable, they sound great, they're incredibly flexible, and they're on just about everyone's contract riders, so they make the Tanger Center that much more attractive for touring music and shows.

However, the SD desks are just part of a larger DiGiCo ecosystem at the Tanger Center. The 4REA4, DiGiCo's centralized DSP engine capable of leveraging the power of FPGA technology at a 96-kHz sample rate, is the heart and hub of the Tanger Center's sound systems, handling automated mixing of audio such as house announcements or any audio from the SD12 at FOH or the SD11 in the rear control room. The 4REA4 has bi-directional audio connectivity with any device on the network in both its proprietary format and a range of other standards, including Dante, Aviom, Waves SoundGrid, Optocore, ME-1 and more, and can also interface with external control devices using TCP/IP, GPIO, MIDI and AMX/Crestron.

Tanger Center's DiGiCo SD12 FOH mixing console with SE Systems' Haley Miller, who programmed the DiGiCo 4REA4, seen behind the desk to the left

There are so many variables in a venue like the Tanger Center, and the 4REA4 is the optimum solution for that, says Miller. We have a range of input sources, including analog, AES and MADI, and the 4REA4 handles them all. For instance, we can run AES at 96K right from the 4REA4 to the d&b audiotechnik amplifiers for the main PA system, and split to the QSC Q-SYS system for redundant analog inputs to the same amplifiers.

With the introduction of the DiGiCo 4REA4 came the new DiGiCo A3232 protocol, allowing connection with DiGiCo A164 wall-mounted I/O expander units, via the DiGiCo ASTAR four-port A3232 network I/O expander, allowing up to 16 mic preamps per unit, with LED backlit Scribble Strips for each microphone input. ASTAR has been a huge help here because of the distances from the stage and the 4REA4 to the amp racks on the catwalk above the stage, Miller explains.

And DiGiCo technical support was always available for designing, programming and commissioning this ecosystem, with Technical Sales Manager Taidus Vallandi on site for programming and advice. This was a group effort between SE Systems and DiGiCo, and it turned out spectacularly, says Miller. We wanted to give the Tanger Center and the city of Greensboro the best venue sound possible, and we did.

Tanger Center House Tech Matt Buie-Nervik at the DiGiCo SD12 monitor mixing console located at stage left

About DiGiCo

DiGiCo is a UK-based manufacturer of some of the world's most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles for the live, theatre, broadcast and postproduction industries and is exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York.
LINK: https://www.live-production.tv/news/products/digico-plays-major-role-n...
See more stories from liveproduction

More from Live Production

22/04/2021

ES Broadcast acquires archiving solutions specialist Memnon from Sony

ES Broadcast acquires archiving solutions specialist Memnon from Sony posted: 21/04/2021 ES Broadcast, a leading provider of end-to-end solutions to the p...

22/04/2021

Reaching a new galaxy: Lawo HOME revolutionizes management of IP broadcast infrastructures

Reaching a new galaxy: Lawo HOME revolutionizes management of IP broadcast infra...

20/04/2021

Stats Perform deploys DataMiner Service & Resource Management in the cloud to orchestrate IPTV services for distribution across the globe

Stats Perform deploys DataMiner Service & Resource Management in the cloud to or...

20/04/2021

Live Captioning - TelVue SmartCaption LIVE

Live Captioning - TelVue SmartCaption LIVE posted: 18/04/2021 Introducing SmartCaption LIVE, the smart, affordable way to make your live channels and on...

20/04/2021

Pixotope powers huge LED Wall for CCTV's Consumer Rights Day Gala

Pixotope powers huge LED Wall for CCTV's Consumer Rights Day Gala posted: 20/04/2021 China Central Television tapped into Pixotope, driving live-broad...

20/04/2021

Grass Valley's GV AMPP Powers Cloud Production for Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment Online Esports Events

Grass Valley's GV AMPP Powers Cloud Production for Electronic Arts Competiti...

20/04/2021

Why it's crucial to optimize the timing of signals in IP remote production

Why it's crucial to optimize the timing of signals in IP remote production posted: 20/04/2021 by Andy Rayner IP remote production has gradually beg...

20/04/2021

Staatsschauspiel Dresden chooses Robe T1s

Staatsschauspiel Dresden chooses Robe T1s posted: 20/04/2021 The 52 T1s - 20 x T1 Profiles and 32 x T1 Fresnels - were specified by Staatsschauspiel's...

20/04/2021

Rocket Surgery Celebrates Five Years of Success with The Atlanta Braves

Rocket Surgery Celebrates Five Years of Success with The Atlanta Braves posted: 19/04/2021 The sounds of baseball's new season opening day have been v...

20/04/2021

Robe for Melodifestivalen 2021

Robe for Melodifestivalen 2021 posted: 19/04/2021 No country takes the ESC more seriously than Sweden. It is one of the most successful competing nations ...

19/04/2021

Solid State Logic adds ALGAM to distribution network

Solid State Logic adds ALGAM to distribution network posted: 16/04/2021 ALGAM expands Solid State Logic's (SSL) presence in French and MAGHREB regions...

19/04/2021

ARRI endorses B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery standard

ARRI endorses B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery standard posted: 18/04/2021 B-Mount is an open and documented industry standard, available to all bat...

19/04/2021

Live Up to Your Faith, Never Forget Your 20s

Live Up to Your Faith, Never Forget Your 20s posted: 19/04/2021 SMT Shows in Porsche China's 20th Anniversary The 19th Shanghai International Automob...

16/04/2021

Tokyo 2020 in 2021 - 100 Days to Go: What to expect from next 100 days

Tokyo 2020 in 2021 - 100 Days to Go: What to expect from next 100 days posted: 16/04/2021 With 100 days to go to the Opening Ceremony, here are the top th...

15/04/2021

New Draka UCHOME Cat.7A: High fire protection in 200 meter Reelex box

New Draka UCHOME Cat.7A: High fire protection in 200 meter Reelex box posted: 15/04/2021 Prysmian Group: BU Multimedia Solutions expands UCHOME product fa...

15/04/2021

disguise welcomes the future of storytelling for a new era of production with its new r18 software launch

disguise welcomes the future of storytelling for a new era of production with it...

14/04/2021

Lawo Special Event

Lawo Special Event posted: 14/04/2021 IP Media Infrastructure will reach a New Galaxy on April 21, 10am EDT / 4pm CEST Lawo announced today that on Wedne...

14/04/2021

Serbia goes On Air with Stage Tec AURUS platinum

Serbia goes On Air with Stage Tec AURUS platinum posted: 14/04/2021 Belgrade, Serbia, April 2021: The Public Radio and Television Service of the Autonomou...

14/04/2021

NEP Germany moves into air freight containers for production of the current Formula 1 season

NEP Germany moves into air freight containers for production of the current Form...

14/04/2021

AJA Adopts NVIDIA Jetson and CLARA AGX to Provide AI-Driven Developer Solutions

AJA Adopts NVIDIA Jetson and CLARA AGX to Provide AI-Driven Developer Solutions posted: 13/04/2021 Integration introduces powerful tool set for OEM develo...

14/04/2021

GOL TV Leverages Grass Valley End-to-End Live Production Workflow for Studios and Mobile Units Upgrade in Multimillion Dollar Deal

GOL TV Leverages Grass Valley End-to-End Live Production Workflow for Studios an...

13/04/2021

Robe & Anolis Chosen for Award-Winning Cologne Cinedom Installation

Robe & Anolis Chosen for Award-Winning Cologne Cinedom Installation posted: 13/04/2021 To light the impressive 30-metre-high glass atrium of the Cologne C...

12/04/2021

RTVS Extends Archiving Capabilities With NOA

RTVS Extends Archiving Capabilities With NOA posted: 12/04/2021 Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) in Bratislava continues to expand its in-house arc...

12/04/2021

L-Acoustics Conquers the Perfect Storm for a PA System at Passion City Church's New Cumberland, Georgia Location

L-Acoustics Conquers the Perfect Storm for a PA System at Passion City Church&...

12/04/2021

Pixotope Version 1.5 Boosts Productivity for Photorealistic Mixed-Reality Content

Pixotope Version 1.5 Boosts Productivity for Photorealistic Mixed-Reality Conten...

12/04/2021

Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science posted: 12/04/2021 Los Angeles Based Provider of LED Lighting Solutions for Filmmakers to Join Group's Production ...

12/04/2021

Expo 2020 Dubai ready to welcome the world on 1 October 2021 after successfully showcasing Terra- The Sustainability Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai ready to welcome the world on 1 October 2021 after successfully ...

11/04/2021

Celebrating Women in the Industry

Celebrating Women in the Industry posted: 11/04/2021 Meet NEPs Sjoukje Lezwijn and Suzan Peetoom joukje Lezwijn and Suzan Peetoom NEP has been recognizin...

10/04/2021

Astera is Pytch Perfect

Astera is Pytch Perfect posted: 10/04/2021 Creative and technical event production design and delivery specialist Pytch - based in Bristol, UK - has inves...

09/04/2021

Robe Hearts' Northampton

Robe Hearts' Northampton posted: 09/04/2021 Robe UK followed the current Covid-19 instructions to stay local , teaming up with Northampton School fo...

08/04/2021

Ross Launches Living Live Community Platform for Live Production

Ross Launches Living Live Community Platform for Live Production posted: 08/04/2021 Ross has been Living Live' for almost forty seven years, and our ...

08/04/2021

Japan's Nishio Rental House Invests in Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero for State-of-the-Art 4K OB Van

Japan's Nishio Rental House Invests in Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero ...

08/04/2021

NVP to Enter a Joint Venture with HiWay Media

NVP to Enter a Joint Venture with HiWay Media posted: 08/04/2021 Adding end-to-end streaming and OTT management to its production services Leading producti...

07/04/2021

Sonofans Uses DPA Mics To Create Stadium Crowd Sound During Professional Sports Broadcast

Sonofans Uses DPA Mics To Create Stadium Crowd Sound During Professional Sports ...

07/04/2021

Matt Hallard joins Ayrton sales team

Matt Hallard joins Ayrton sales team posted: 07/04/2021 Photo: Matt Hallard joins Ayrton as regional sales manager Ayrton is excited to announce the appo...

07/04/2021

TBN Good Friday Worldwide Goes Global with Bandit Lites

TBN Good Friday Worldwide Goes Global with Bandit Lites posted: 07/04/2021 Christian artist Chris Tomlin and best selling author and pastor Max Lucado joi...

07/04/2021

VuWall Introduces the VuStream 150 Encoder/Decoder Appliance Advancing Software-Driven IP Workflows With NDI to Displays and Video Walls

VuWall Introduces the VuStream 150 Encoder/Decoder Appliance Advancing Software-...

07/04/2021

Caracol Television chooses RTS VLink virtual intercom solution

Caracol Television chooses RTS VLink virtual intercom solution posted: 07/04/2021 One of the leading television networks in Colombia, Caracol Televisi n h...

07/04/2021

Versatile Elation rig covers acts and more at Sandman Comedy Club

Versatile Elation rig covers acts and more at Sandman Comedy Club posted: 07/04/2021 AV integrators Code 3 work closely with club owners to get the most o...

07/04/2021

GRAVITY MEDIA IS READY FOR THE FUTURE OF EDITING

GRAVITY MEDIA IS READY FOR THE FUTURE OF EDITING posted: 07/04/2021 Significant kit and infrastructure investment will support remote and hybrid post-prod...

06/04/2021

Chyron Releases PRIME Live Platform (PRIME V4.0) for Broadcast-Quality Production Anywhere

Chyron Releases PRIME Live Platform (PRIME V4.0) for Broadcast-Quality Productio...

06/04/2021

Sennheiser supported Riedel for 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA

Sennheiser supported Riedel for 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA posted: 06/04/2021 Special water-proof ambience and boomset microphones created ...

06/04/2021

Robe is The Lucky One for Eesti Laul 2021

Robe is The Lucky One for Eesti Laul 2021 posted: 06/04/2021 Robe moving lights and two RoboSpot systems provided a neat and creative solution for the 202...

06/04/2021

Grass Valley Steps Up Expansion of GV Media Universe With Appointment of Barbara DeHart

Grass Valley Steps Up Expansion of GV Media Universe With Appointment of Barbara...

06/04/2021

Pixel Nation builds new virtual production studio on StreamWorks live streaming infrastructure

Pixel Nation builds new virtual production studio on StreamWorks live streaming ...

06/04/2021

BAV pivots to live virtual event production at scale with Amazon IVS

BAV pivots to live virtual event production at scale with Amazon IVS posted: 05/04/2021 Our focus is on speaker comfort and creating a virtual experience ...

04/04/2021

Serrasolses kayaks down snowy mountain at 100km/h

Serrasolses kayaks down snowy mountain at 100km/h posted: 04/04/2021 Spaniard tackles 25km descent and lands world-first waterfall double kickflip. Aniol ...

03/04/2021

Chyron Announces Jason Toliopoulos as Senior Vice President, Operations and Customer Success

Chyron Announces Jason Toliopoulos as Senior Vice President, Operations and Cust...

03/04/2021

Lite Tek Entertainment and Elation light cheerleading championship

Lite Tek Entertainment and Elation light cheerleading championship posted: 02/04/2021 Dynamic lighting shows its flexibility on Cheersport National Cheerl...

02/04/2021

Montreal's Piccolo Mobile Remote Upgrades to Solid State Logic System T Networked Broadcast Audio Platform

Montreal's Piccolo Mobile Remote Upgrades to Solid State Logic System T Netw...