Archive for the 'Sightings' Category

I-CubeX sensors trigger QLab dynamically

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Check out this cool demo using I-CubeX sensors to trigger QLab dynamically: You can read all the technical details here.

QLab at the National Theater of Cyprus

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Diabolidad, by Mikhail Bulgakov A Site Specific Theater Piece in the brand new building of THOC, the National Theater of Cyprus. Everywhere but in the theaters. Directed by Athina Kasiou Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg Mission Control, with THOC’s 2 Sound Engineers (L to R) Stratos Stamatis and Giorgos Xristofi: The parking Garage is an [...]

Old Meets New: QLab at the Roman Baths of Caracalla

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Live Design just published a cool little story about Rome Opera Theatre’s current production at the Baths of Caracalla. What exactly is going down in this venue from 217 A.D.? Welp, it involves 102 members of the Rome Opera Orchestra and gargantuan video projections: The dramatic video footage shown on the 50′x30′ PVC screen, shot [...]

Saving the Corporate Day

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In an email titled “Saving the Corporate Day”, Mac Calder writes: Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for your software. I do corporate — 2 hours before a conference awards gala dinner, the client runs up to me and hands me a hard drive looking worried. Since I was looking after the rest [...]

QLab on AIDA cruise ships

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Malte Polli-Holstein writes: Hi Figure 53 Team, As responsible sound designer me and my partner Hendrik Maassen, we are using QLab currently on four of the eight AIDA ships. Triggered by the automation of a Cadac R-Type or a Digico SD7 we fire a lot of sound effects, 5.1 sound atmospheres, jingles, background musics, off-texts [...]

QLab Powers Tony Winner War Horse

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

War Horse at Lincoln Center recently had a hell of a night when they brought home 5 top honors from the 2011 Tony Awards. Curious what drives all that magic? I was too. Turns out sound designer Christopher Shutt (who won the award for Best Sound Design of a Play), shared some of the secrets [...]

Sighting: Portland Center Stage’s Tech Table

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Another one from Sam Kusnetz! This time from Portland Center Stage: (Click to enlarge.)

Sighting: Third Rail Repertory’s Tech Table

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Sam Kusnetz just sent in this gem from Third Rail Repertory: (Click to enlarge.) Editor’s note: Oops, we got confused about which tech table this is. Sam also works at PCS, but this one is from Third Rail Rep.

Sighting: the Amara Zee

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

My friends, I’d like to introduce you to the Amara Zee: She’s a ship. She’s a theatre ship. She’s a 30 meter. Custom built. Theatre. Ship. Here she is in the Croatian city of Vis: Here she is in Hvar: Here she is in Trogir: By the end of her tour this summer, she visited [...]

Sighting: Making a QLab Go Button Box

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Chris Mower writes to share this great homebrew trigger project: Working the sound cues on the Mac in a darkened theatre was making me a bit uneasy as there were far too many opportunities to hit the wrong key or touch the mouse pad. Having to take your eyes off the script to double check [...]

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