Black Watch - National Theatre of Scotland - Sound specfications
Black Watch
Version: 09/01/13
(c) Gareth Fry
GARETH FRY
SOUND DESIGNER
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garethfry@hotmail.com
www.garethfry.co.uk
+44 (0) 7973 352 669
VENUE to provide:
Flown system:
Subs:
8x d&b E8, EM Acoustics EMS-81xʼs or Nexo PS8 loudspeakerʼs or equivalent with appropriate controller/amplifierʼs and flying hardware.
For seating configurations larger than 6 rows deep, or if there is a balcony level, 16x speakers will be required. Additional speakers may also be needed according to auditorium design.
These speakers are driven at high volume so should be driven one amp channel per 2 speakers maximum, with an amplifier capable of driving 750watts per channel into 8ohms.
4 x d&b B2/J-Subs or Meyer 650/700HP sub-bass. Please note: Meyer USW subs are not powerful enough.
Onstage:
4x d&b C4 or Meyer MSL-4 (ie 15” 35x35 degrees unit), flying hardware not required.
For seating banks wider than 26 seats or rows deeper than 6 seats, Meyer MSL2ʼs or CQ2ʼs or EM Acoustics EMS152ʼs should be substituted.
If there is a balcony level, additional speakers may be required for those levels.
Each speaker is driven at very high level and will require itʼs own amplifier.
Flown Downstage: 2 x d&b Q7, Meyer CQ2 or EM Acoustics EMS152 (ie 15” 60x40 degree unit) with appropriate controller/amplifierʼs & fly frames (vertical) with scaff clamps
“Flown” Upstage building: 2x d&b Q7, Meyer CQ2 or EM Acoustics EMS152 (ie 15” 60x40 degree unit) with appropriate controller/amplifierʼs. Fly frames are not required.
Foldback: 3 x 1 x Galaxy Hotspots or equivalent, 2 with flying frames
Fostex 6301 self-powered monitor with volume control, or equivalent (for DSM/show caller)
Assistive listening: An infrared assisive listening system should be provided for the audience, which we will provide a feed for. Induction Loop system cause interference with our sound and video systems so should not be used.
Exact speaker quantities and types will need to be determined for each venue. We are open to suggestions for substitutions, but these must be approved by Gareth Fry at least 2 weeks in advance of the fit-up.
Please note, Black Watch is a LOUD show! It contains sustained periods of loud sound and music playback, as well as loud explosion sound effects. Consequently the sound system needs to be capable of sustained high
volume, high quality reproduction without distortion.
Mixer:
1 x Yamaha M7CL32 or M7CL48 mixer
1 x Yamaha MY16AT dual input/output ADAT card for M7CL mixer
1 x 16 channel mixer for monitoring radio mics at radio mic rack
Playback:
1x Dual-redundant QLab playback system offering at least 16 channels of output in ADAT format, which can be based around Mac Minis. QLab version to be at least v2.3.7 on both machines and fully licenced.
The system must offer ADAT switchover hardware (ie RME ADI-648, Friendchip DMX12 etc) and MIDI switchover hardware.
Please check with us before sourcing this item as we may tour this with us for certain venues
Processing
1 x Yamaha DME24 or DME64, with control PC. A DME64 is required for auditoriums requiring three rows of Flown vocal reinforcement speakers
A DME24 will require 1x MY16AT dual ADAT expansion card with 2x 8 channel ADAT - analogue converters
A DME64 will require 1x MY16AT dual ADAT expansion card and 3 x MY8-DA96 cards or equivalent to give 24 analogue outputs
Wireless 14 x Shure UR1M (not Shure UR1) transmitters and receivers. Or Sennheiser UHF radio mic system with SK6212 transmitters and receivers, with 4 x spare trasnmitter aerials.
The Shure radio mic’s should be provided with DPA DAD6010 adaptors to connect our DPA 4060’s to the transmitters
If Sennheiser radio mic’s are provided then DPA DAD6003 adaptors should also be provided to connect our DPA 4060’s to the transmitters
1 x Diversity IEM system for pool table speakers
Batteries should be supplied to allow for a battery change for every performance and every 5 hours of technical rehearsals.
Please note: We are touring a radio mic runner who will monitor the radio micʼs during the show - all receivers should have a headphone socket, or a split output to a headphone monitoring
station or small mixing desk to allow them to monitor the radioʼs. The receivers should be installed underneath the seating with remote aerials as close to the playing area as possible.
Mains:
1x APC-1400 Smart UPS, or equivalent (for computers and DME at mix position)
The system should be connected to a dedicated sound mains supply, ie not used for anything other than sound equipment. Mains distribution should be provided as necessary.
Comms
1x
1 x
6-way wireless duplex intercom system (not walkie talkies). Interfaced into Wired intercom system
Wired intercom system with single muff headsets
Circuit 1: DSM, Sound op, LX op, Video op, Stage Manager in auditorium, Down Stage Left, Down Stage Right, Upstage cabin, Spare
Circuit 2: LX op, Lighting designer
In some venues additional comms will be needed for: Sound designer, Video designer, Translator. Spare beltpacks and headsets should be provided for both wireless and wired systems
Batteries should be provided for wireless commʼs as necessary.
Cable:
Speaker cable, XLR, mains cable, etc should be provided by the venue to connect the system as detailed in the attached schematic & layout plans. This show requires an unusally large number of XLR Y -splits!
Please note: all equipment supplied must be of professional audio quality, in good working order and constant for the duration of the run. We reserve the right to reject any item supplied, if it is deemed to be of inadequate quality, unsuitable for
it’s supposed purpose or in poor condition whether of a cosmetic or electrical nature. All speakers, rigging accessories, mic. stands etc must be matt black in colour.
NTS will provide:
Mics
Speakers 14 x 4 x DPA 4060 mic capsules
EM Acoustics EMS51 speakers mounted under the pool table, feb by 12V car amp with dry cell batteries and charger, fed by your IEM system
Black Watch
Version: 09/01/13
(c) Gareth Fry
Small Version
Flown DS L
Flown DS R
Set
Set
Tower
Foldback Hotspot
rigged on scaff
Lockers Foldback Hotspot on floor
Onstage DS
Onstage DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS
Subs on floor
under seating
Subs on floor
under seating
Overhead DS
PLEASE NOTE: WE REQUIRE A
CENTRAL AUDITORIUM MIX
POSITION: THIS MUST BE A
LEVEL AREA OF 2m x 1.7m.
ALL VENUES ARE REQUESTED
TO CONFIRM WITH THEIR BOX
OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT, IF
NECESSARY, THE REQUIRED
SEATING HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF
SALE.
Overhead DS
Seating
Seating
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US
Onstage US
Mix Position
Notes:
- Not to scale
- This drawing & the specifications therein, relate
only to aural and visual aspects of the
production, and not to matters of structural
integrity and/or safety.
Tower
Onstage US
Radio mic
receivers under
seating
Foldback Hotspot rigged on scaff
DSM
Tower
Set
Tower
Shipping Container
Foldback Fostex 6301
on top level of scaff
(needs mains)
Flown
US L
Flown
US R
Big Version (2 rows)
Flown DS L
Flown DS R
Set
Set
Tower
Tower
Foldback Hotspot
rigged on scaff
Lockers Foldback Hotspot on floor
Onstage DS
Overhead DS row 2
Onstage DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS row 2
Subs on floor
under seating
Subs on floor
under seating
Overhead DS row 2
Overhead DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS row 2
Seating
Seating
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US row 2
Onstage US
Foldback Hotspot rigged on scaff
Mix Position
Black Watch
Version: 09/01/13
(c) Gareth Fry
Onstage US
Radio mic
receivers under
seating
DSM
Tower
Set
Tower
Shipping Container
Foldback Fostex 6301
on top level of scaff
(needs mains)
Flown
US L
Flown
US R
PLEASE NOTE:
WE REQUIRE A
CENTRAL
AUDITORIUM
MIX POSITION:
THIS MUST BE
A LEVEL AREA
OF 2m x 1.7m.
ALL VENUES
ARE
REQUESTED
TO CONFIRM
WITH THEIR
BOX OFFICE
TO ENSURE
THAT, IF
NECESSARY,
THE REQUIRED
SEATING HAS
BEEN TAKEN
OFF SALE.
Big Version (3 rows)
Flown DS L
Flown DS R
Set
Set
Tower
Tower
Foldback Hotspot
rigged on scaff
Lockers Foldback Hotspot on floor
Onstage DS
Overhead DS row 3
Overhead DS row 2
Onstage DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS
Subs on floor
under seating
Overhead DS row 3
Overhead DS row 2
Overhead DS row 3
Subs on floor
under seating
Overhead DS row 2
Overhead DS
Overhead DS
Overhead DS row 2
Seating
Overhead DS row 3
Seating
Overhead US row 3
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US row 3
Overhead US row 3
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US
Overhead US
Overhead US row 2
Overhead US row 3
Onstage US
Foldback Hotspot rigged on scaff
Mix Position
Black Watch
Version: 09/01/13
(c) Gareth Fry
Onstage US
Radio mic
receivers under
seating
DSM
Tower
Set
Tower
Shipping Container
Foldback Fostex 6301
on top level of scaff
(needs mains)
Flown
US L
Flown
US R
PLEASE NOTE:
WE REQUIRE A
CENTRAL
AUDITORIUM
MIX POSITION:
THIS MUST BE
A LEVEL AREA
OF 2m x 1.7m.
ALL VENUES
ARE
REQUESTED
TO CONFIRM
WITH THEIR
BOX OFFICE
TO ENSURE
THAT, IF
NECESSARY,
THE REQUIRED
SEATING HAS
BEEN TAKEN
OFF SALE.
Black Watch
Version: 09/01/13
(c) Gareth Fry
Yamaha M7CL-48
1
2 Cammy 2
2
3 Sarge
3
4 Officer
4
5 Lord Elgin
5
8 Cammy
6
9 Fraz
7
10 Kenzie
8
11 Macca
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
SENNHEISER RADIO MIC
Mixer
Y-split from Receiver outputs
MAC / QLAB
WC DISTRO
MAC / QLAB
ADAT 1
ADAT 2
MIDI OUT
FIREWIRE
WC IN
MIDI IN
SOUNDCARD
12
13
14
15
16
1
15
16
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Input 8
Input 9
Input 10
Input 11
Input 12
Input 13
Input 14
Headphones
SOUNDCARD
GO BOX
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
ADAT &
MIDI
SWITCH
MIDI OUT
FIREWIRE
WC IN
MIDI IN
ADAT 3
ADAT 4
MIDI THRU
OVERHEAD DS
OVERHEAD US
FLOWN DS L
FLOWN DS R
FLOWN US
VOX DS
VOX CS
VOX US
FB DS
FB US
SUBS
IEM
ONSTAGE DS
ONSTAGE US
VOX REVERB
SFX REVERB
MY16AT
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
FX1
FX 2
Yamaha DME24 (drawn) or DME64
CREAMWARE A16
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
WC IN
MATRIX 5
MATRIX 6
MATRIX 7
MATRIX 8
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
AD5
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 1
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
ADAT 2
AD6
AD2
AD3
AD5
AD6
FX1L
FX1R
FX2L
FX2R
MIDI IN
TO LX DESK
Stewarty
Granty
Nabsy
Rosco
Spare 1
Spare 2
MIX 1
MIX 2
MIX 3
MIX 4
MIX 5
MIX 6
MIX 7
MIX 8
MIX 9
MIX 10
MIX 11
MIX 12
MIX 13
MIX 14
MIX 15
MIX 16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
ST1L
ST1R
ST2L
ST2R
LOCKERS FOLDBACK
MEDIA - VOX
DSM FB
MEDIA - FX
QLAB: FLOWN DS L
QLAB: FLOWN DS R
Fraz singing
QLAB: FLOWN US
QLAB: ONSTAGE DS
QLAB: ONSTAGE US
QLAB: OVERHEADS DS
QLAB: OVERHEAD US
QLAB: IEM
QLAB: IEM BACKUP
QLAB: FOLDBACK DS
QLAB: FOLDBACK US
QLAB: SUB
Kenzie singing
Geoff
Alex
Fraz singing
Kenzie singing
SFX Reverb
SFX Reverb
Vox Reverb
Vox Reverb
WC MASTER
WC OUT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
OVERHEAD DS
OVERHEAD US
FLOWN DS L
FLOWN DS R
FLOWN US
VOX DS
VOX CS
VOX US
FB DS
FB US
SUBS
IEM
ONSTAGE DS
ONSTAGE US
OVERHEAD DS ROW 1 L 1 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD DS ROW 1 R 2 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD US ROW 1 L 3 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD US ROW 1 R 4 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD DS ROW 2 L 5 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD DS ROW 2 R 6 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD US ROW 2 L 7 ADAT 1
OVERHEAD US ROW 2 R 8 ADAT 1
FLOWN DS L
9 ADAT 2
FLOWN DS R
10 ADAT 2
FLOWN US
11 ADAT 2
ASSISTIVE LISTENING
12 ADAT 2
FB DS
13 ADAT 2
FB US
14 ADAT 2
ONSTAGE DS L
15 ADAT 2
ONSTAGE DS R
16 ADAT 2
ONSTAGE US L
17 analog 1
ONSTAGE US R
18 analog 2
SUB DS L
19 analog 3
SUB DS R
20 analog 4
SUB US L
21 analog 5
SUB US R
22 analog 6
IEM
23 analog 7
24 analog 8
analog 1
analog 2
analog 3
analog 4
analog 5
analog 6
analog 7
analog 8
analog 9
analog 10
analog 11
analog 12
analog 13
analog 14
analog 15
analog 16
OVERHEAD DS ROW 1 L
OVERHEAD DS ROW 1 R
OVERHEAD US ROW 1 L
OVERHEAD US ROW 1 R
OVERHEAD DS ROW 2 L
OVERHEAD DS ROW 2 R
OVERHEAD US ROW 2 L
OVERHEAD US ROW 2 R
FLOWN DS L
FLOWN DS R
FLOWN US
ASSISTIVE LISTENING
FB DS
FB US
ONSTAGE DS L
ONSTAGE DS R
ONSTAGE US L
ONSTAGE US R
SUB DS L
SUB DS R
SUB US L
SUB US R
IEM
WC OUT
FOLDBACK LOCKERS
MEDIA - VOX
DSM FOLDBACK
MEDIA - FX
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(c) Gareth Fry
DSM FB
Overhead
Row 2 US
Overhead
Row 1 US
Upstage
Hotspot
FB
Flown
US R
Flown
US L
Onstage
US
Downstage
Flown
DS L
Flown
DS R
Hotspot
FB
Onstage
DS
Black Watch
Onstage
DS
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Overhead Row 2 DS
Overhead Row 2 US
Overhead Row 2 US
Overhead Row 1 DS
Overhead Row 1 US
Overhead Row 1 US
Upstage
Flown Flown
US R US L
Onstage
US
Overhead Row 1 US
Overhead
Row 1 US
Downstage
Overhead
Overhead Row 1 DS
Row 1 DS
Overhead Row 2 US
Overhead Row 2 US
Overhead Row 2 DS
Overhead Row 2 DS
Onstage
US
Onstage
US
Black Watch
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(c) Gareth Fry
EMS51 in pool table
fed by IEM
EMS51 in pool table
fed by IEM