The role of a modern Theatre Sound Designer is very varied and as a result the designer needs to call upon an array of different loudspeakers to fulfil the productions requirements. Duran Audio has a full range of AXYS products ideally suited to the designer’s needs.
You will often see the words "Total Transparency" associated with the AXYS brand, what do they mean? Well Duran Audio believes that the loudspeaker should provide an accurate reproduction of the source and not some coloured, incoherent or distorted version of it. It is for this reason great care is taken when selecting the components used in our AXYS loudspeakers and great attention to detail is paid during the design process. The result is a range of loudspeakers that sound great "out of the box".
More often than not the designer is called upon to provide reinforcement to the performers and/or musicians. The AXYS Target, Source and Scope ranges are the ideal choice for the FOH (proscenium system) on a Theatre or Arena show. They offer great dynamic range, an uncoloured reproduction of the source and a great transient response. And when you need to consider your subwoofer options then we have all the bases covered from a very compact single 15" unit right up to a 21" sub. All of our subwoofers can either be used as standard products (with cross-overs) or in Beam Shaping mode which allows you to control the dispersion characteristics of an array of subwoofers.
But what about front fills and under balcony fills? Well that's when you need to start looking at our Flex range.
Gone are the days when thunder effects were created by smashing hammers against huge sheets of steel. Sure there is still a place in theatre for the good old fashioned spot effect of a telephone ringing or a door slamming but there is a newer more immersive dimension to sound effects today as well. With Ambisonics and other surround methods becoming more and more popular with Theatre Sound Designers then you will often see a large number of surround loudspeakers in the theatre. The AXYS Flex range is perfectly suited for both “spot effects” and surrounds.
More than just a great sounding box
OK that’s all about how they sound, which, let’s face it is the most important bit when it comes to loudspeaker’s, but all our AXYS Target, Scope, Source, Flex and Subwoofer products also have a wealth of features thanks to the on board DSP.....oh and you can even network them together and control them from your PC. What about an iPhone app? Well don't worry ones on its way.
If you want to learn more about AXYS products for the theatre then click on one of the links below or why not call us for a demo and realise the full potential of what AXYS can do for you!
AXYS Stage Monitors
AXYS Beam Shaping Subwoofers
"I seriously believe that the AXYS G2 products will become one of the next industry standard systems in a very competitive market"
Phil Hurley, Stage Sound Services, UK
"This was my first experience with the T-2115 in a live situation and I was very impressed, particularly with the phase coherence and size of the soundstage"
Peter Hylenski, Sound Designer, "Elf The Musical" Broadway, NY, USA
“Ross and I had been looking for an opportunity to use the Scope system for a while and Bournemouth pantomime proved to be a great time to put the system to the test"....“The system performed flawlessly, sounding great straight out of the box, the T-2115 allowed for an impressive amount of headroom"
Jon Higson, Sound Designer, ‘Cinderella’, Bournemouth Pavilion, UK
“I was impressed by what I heard from such a small and compact package. The boxes are very musical, clean and accurate, whilst at the same time they deliver great low-end performance and the dynamic range is just fantastic too.”
Eddie Thomas, ETA Sound, UK
“I chose the Axys Speakers over alternatives because of their dynamic sound, energy and ability to deal with the full range of frequencies whilst not sounding over processed. I wanted to take the risk and try something new and powerful that had never been used in theatre before to create a more individual mix. I also wanted a 15” speaker with punch rather than anything larger, beacause of the varied venues we are touring to. These boxes fit the bill and are light enough to throw up the pros and punchy enough to throw a rich rock and roll sound to the back of the house. I cannot recommend them enough, the AXYS® ScopeG2 is the best speaker I have heard in a long time!“
Jason Barnes, Sound Designer, Quadrophenia the Rock Opera, UK Tour