Consolidated audio at Timbre+
SINGAPORE: Patrons attending and eating at the newly-opened Timbre+ in the JTC Launchpad @ one-north are feasting on sound from a dBTechnologies T8 system of loudspeakers installed by Consolidated Audio Networks Pte Ltd (CAN). The systems integrator selected the dBTechnologies cabinets as they matched the project spec as well as being able to cater for long runs within the large venue. It was also noted that previous Timbre venues had been fitted with active loudspeakers to much success.
The venue occupies a 2,230 sq-m space that previously served as a food court, and a collaboration between Timbre Group and JTC Corporation has seen the space reconfigured to seat 700 customers. It aims to create an environment that comprises the live music experience of existing Timbre branches, plus a culinary experience from the company’s F&B partners – hence the name, Timbre+.
The audio system needed to facilitate live bands playing onstage, including Timbre resident musicians such as The Common People, Sweatshop Jam and Supersonic who perform at the venue every week from Wednesday to Saturday night. ‘They had an existing truss on the stage area,’ explained CAN technical sales manager, Colin Oliveiro. ‘On this, we configured 12 DVA T8 tops and four DVA S30N subwoofers, two F12 side fills and three DVX DM12 monitors. An additional two F12s were placed as delays at the back of the venue and in the side car park.’
The various elements are brought together via an RDNet Control 2 master control unit, an AC26N digital audio processor and two DRK-10 fly bars. Primary control is from a Midas M32 digital console, Behringer P16D and a monitoring system was deployed comprising three Behringer P16M digital personal mixers and a P16D power over Cat-5.
‘The dBTechnologies system is the most powerful system we have acquired. So far, it has been working well for the variety of bands and music styles we have presented at Timbre+,’ said Danny Loong co-founder and chief creative director of the Timbre Group. ‘CAN has also provided good after sales service, consultancy and training for our team so as to maximise and fully utilise the system.’
‘Danny is happy with the end result,’ concluded Mr Oliveiro. ‘He told us that the levels were challenging in regards to making it louder or softer. What we explained to him was that the levels have to be consistent throughout the system. From the stage to the back of the venue, we provide a constant level with no drop out of frequency and no phase cancellations.’