With thick walls of timber and reinforced with steel, the RF technology of the Stagetracker II system enabled smooth tracking on all 6 actors throughout the whole performance.
“The Name” at The National Stage in Bergen, Norway
“ The Stagetracker II system worked so well that you didn’t really think the play was reinforced with microphones. In a play like The Name it was important to distinguish where the different voices came from in the house, so the use of tracking was just what this play needed.”Trine Wiggen, Director
The play is set in a typical 90’s Norwegian house, with rooms across two floors. To achieve the perception of true 3D sound, sound designer Tor Endre Kalvenes utilized speakers both in the horizontal axis, as well as the vertical axis. That way the audience easily positioned where the actors were in the house, with the aid of correctly positioned sound.
The National Stage, Bergen (Den Nationale Scene) has been using the legacy TTA FX Audio Processor for many years. The theater has been using a mix of Stagetracker II tracking and QLab que lists to position the sources in the past. Now with the Stagetracker II the creative process took a turn, with tracking on all actors at all times, and this time in the vertical axis.
“I had sky high expectations to the Stagetracker II system, and it really fulfilled them all.”Tor Endre Kalvenes, Sound Designer
At first, the play was intended to be performed acoustically, and only having the sound effects and the music play through speakers. When the promise of a system that could localize sound came to the table, it was only a matter of installing the Stagetracker II and everyone was convinced.
With thick walls of timber and reinforced with steel, the RF technology of the Stagetracker II system enabled smooth tracking on all 6 actors carrying Stagetracker II Tags.
FOH at The National Stage, Bergen
Audio tracking inside the “house”