Space Tune ensures successful kick-off for Abbott
UAE: Space Tune Events was called in to supply the audio, video, lighting, staging and rigging systems for the recent Abbott 2016 kick-off meeting at the Yas Viceroy hotel in Abu Dhabi. The corporate event required Space Tune to deliver a different stage look for each of the three days.
The audio side of the project saw the company deploy its Outline Butterfly line array for the main PA with Shure ULX and SLX wireless mic kits providing the sources. Control was via an Allen & Heath Qu-24 mixing console with an AR2412 digital snake backstage and foldback was courtesy of QSC K10 monitors.
With the challenge of creating a different look for each day of the conference, there was an obvious focus on the visual elements. The backbone of the system was Absen A3 Pro 3.9mm screens fed via an Arkaos Media Master Pro Server in fixture mode and linked to a RoadHog 4 lighting desk.
‘The client wanted a new stage look for each day,’ recalled Space Tune technical director, Mark Wehbeh. ‘We designed and custom built our own acrylic LED modular panel system that comes in three different panel sizes and was built around the LED Screen. We opted for this design is to create a nice “eye candy” effect and to emphasise the three different colours of the event for each day.’
The concept design and visualisation was done using Wysiwyg Perform Edition R36. The screens were running on an MSD660 Nova Output Box which was then linked to another unit for redundancy.
‘We also used the new pixel mapping technology that comes with our hog4 desks,’ noted Mr Wehbeh. ‘We created a plot to allow the LED panels to translate RGB pixels from screen edges and change their colour and intensity accordingly, so the audience would feel that the LED panels reflect the edges of the screen.’
The technical director describes the event as a success, something confirmed by the commendation Space Tune received from its client. ‘The show was perfect as our team spent time on the visualiser preparing all the light plots and palettes in advance.’