Harry Potter: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Project Description

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO), in association with CineConcerts and Warner Bros, performed John Williams’Oscar-nominated film score live for a screening of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, South Australia. The ASO has been performing their magic successfully for Harry Potter films since 2016, but for this year’s concert, together with leading Australian technical production company, Novatech, they chose to deploy L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology to take the audience deeper into the enchanting world of sorcery.

Sound Design Solution

A classic design would use a left-center-right configuration of 12 x K2 with four flown SB28 per side with 8 x K2 in the center. The L-ISA design solution was comprised of a Frontal system of seven hangs of 12 Kara each, evenly spaced above the performing zone, complemented by an Extension system of two speaker groups of 12 Kiva II, and two subwoofer arrays of four SB28 each, flown in an end-fire configuration. The monitor system included ten X15 HiQ cabinets and eight X8.

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Technical Information

TypeArenas
Venue75m deep x 90m wide
Stage24.4m wide x 17.1m deep, 0.8 to 1.4m high stepped for Orchestra
FOH33-36m from D.S.E

Constraints

Top Max trim height14.2m (above floor)
Due to the inhouse rigging points availability and capacity the Frontal PA has to be quite far down stage.

Sound Design Target

Program typeClassical
SPL max average>= 102 dBA
SPL distribution6 – 9 dB
Frequency contour4 – 6 dB (@ 100hz)
Frequency contour4 – 6 dB (@ 40hz)

L/R Coverage

Strong Imaging

Weak Imaging

L-ISA Coverage

Strong Imaging

Weak Imaging

“It was a great experience and I would most definitely like to use it again.”

— Charles Gagnon, FOH Engineer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert