The Hamburg-based systems house Amptown System Company (ASC) and Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional audio technology, are completing their first joint projects.
During the summer break, the brand-new AVATUS IP mixing console will make its debut in two well-known Berlin venues.
A 36-fader Avatus was installed in the Konzerthaus Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt.
In the next few weeks the Volksbühne Theatre will be equipped with a FOH Avatus with 48 faders and two mobile consoles with 12 faders each.
Last week, Avatus celebrated its German premiere in the Konzerthaus Berlin as part of Young Euro Classic, an international music festival for youth orchestras.
Avatus replaces a 20-year-old Cantus – from this first Stage Tec digital console, the Konzerthaus has now switched to the first IP-based console.
“The decision for Avatus was made democratically. Both the sound department of the Konzerthaus, colleagues from Rbb Radio and Deutschlandradio Berlin and we as planners were immediately convinced by the innovative features – with Avatus we are entering the future of audio engineering," said Ralf Bauer-Diefenbach, managing director of MMT Network.
Peter Laduch, Technical Director of Konzerthaus Berlin, added: "The broadcasters’ opinion is always important to us, because they use our audio control room regularly for transmissions and recordings. I was very pleased that there was a clear consensus on this issue".