Center is Home to Poland's “Mazowsze” Folk Song & Dance Ensemble
KAROLIN, POLAND, JULY 13, 2010 — Mazowsze, Poland's national folk song and dance ensemble, has installed an Aviom Pro16® personal mixing system, an important element of the audio setup in its newly constructed theater located at the European Regional and National Culture Promotion Center in Karolin, Poland. Designed by Konsbud-Audio in Warsaw for the most demanding concerts and musical events, the state-of-the-art Spectacle-Education Hall houses the Aviom Pro16 system, which has made difficult sound checks a thing of the past for engineers and Mazowsze musicians.
Drawing from its roots, Mazowsze focuses on historical folk dances well-known throughout Poland. Its internationally famous performances, rich in Polish tradition, explore and define the identity and development of the country's culture. The colorful and creative costumes worn by the dancers complement the upbeat and often fast-paced music that, prior to the installation of the Aviom Pro16, presented a challenge for sound engineers performing sound checks.
The Aviom system is an important element of the overall audio installation at the complex, as it provides a quick and simple monitoring solution. The extensive routing and sound mixing setup begins with a Digidesign ANO A-Net® Output Card operating from the center's Digidesign VENUE system. Signals from the Digidesign VENUE are then sent to four Aviom A-16R Rack Mount Mixers, controlled on stage by four A-16CS Control Surfaces. The system also features a 6416i Input Module that feeds into an ASI A-Net System Interface.
“The Aviom equipment allows the sound engineers to create the perfect work environment for the artists,” says Piotr Jankiewicz, project manager at Konsbud Audio. “With the Aviom system, the musicians can now set their own monitor levels and the ease of use of the personal monitoring system is a time saver for both the musicians and engineers. The Aviom monitoring equipment has made workflow during sound check quicker and easier.”
The Aviom mixers allow multiple customized mixes to be saved on each unit, therefore the musicians and engineers spend less time adjusting their monitors prior to each individual performance and instead recall their individual presets. The ease of use of the Aviom equipment even enables artists to adjust their monitors according to their preferences, a helpful solution when there are different performances and musicians on stage each night. Prior to this solution, engineers needed substantial time to set several monitor levels during each sound check.
Mazowsze performs regularly in Spectacle Education Hall at Matecznik, which now boasts one of the most modern audio systems in Poland. The building, capable of hosting as many as 560 guests, also features moving floors, which allows for both a three-theater style and a conference or ballroom-style setting. Located on the premises of the Palace and Park Historic Complex in Karolin, Poland, Matecznik is one of three buildings associated with the European Regional and National Culture Promotion Center. In addition to featuring the artistic styles of Mazowsze, the building is also used for education and training focused on Polish culture and tradition.
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