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4,000 Voice Choir Mark Reformation
C

elebrating the 500th anniversary
of the Reformation, a spectacular
show was performed at 12 different
venues in Germany, thrilling a total
audience of more than 130,000.
The biggest anniversary music event
was a sold-out performance on October
29 in Berlin's Mercedes-Benz-Arena
with more than 11,000 spectators and a
4,000 strong choir.
German public TV channel ZDF
broadcast the recording of the PopOratorio Luther on Reformation Day,
October 31. Berlin manufacturer Stage
Tec was a sponsor, as was the case
throughout the entire tour, providing
three mixing consoles with fully
equipped DSP and a distributed audio
network with 11 Base Devices.
"For us the sponsorship was an
opportunity which - much like
commercial musicals and theatre
performances - allowed us to play
to the strengths of our equipment",
noted Alexander Nemes, Head of Sales
at Stage Tec. "And that under difficult
conditions because this project was
anything but ordinary."
Only one-and-a-half days were

Carsten Kümmel, the project's Leading Sound Engineer,
and Composer Dieter Falk at FOH with AURUS platinum

available for setting up equipment,
sound checks and rehearsals. Six-anda-half trailers worth of material for
the stage, lighting and public address
system had to be set up.
The NEXUS audio network with up to
11 Base Devices connected via fibreoptic cables is quick and easy to set
up. The two FOH consoles were also
connected without a hitch. A 32-fader
AURUS platinum mixed all the music,

meaning the choir, orchestra, effects
and the band. The second FOH AURUS
platinum with 16 faders mixed the
soloists exclusively. The choir monitor
mix was accomplished on the third
desk, Stage Tec's compact 16-fader
AURATUS.
"I was thrilled when Stage Tec
accepted, and not just because of
the project's monumental scope but
also because having their equipment

substantially enhanced the quality
of the entire event," said Carsten
Kümmel, the project's leading sound
engineer. "Arrangements in the
choir varied considerably depending
on the hall, and the 11 NEXUS Base
Devices with their easy to use cabling
enabled us to respond flexibly and
save time. The connectivity with other
devices, achieved with up to 16 MADI
connections in this production, was
so far removed from any standard
situation that it would have only been
achievable with other products by
compromising severely or investing
massive effort. The AURUS desks came
equipped with more than enough DSP
power to handle the massive number of
inputs and outputs without us getting
lost in the dizzying number of cross
points and mixing channels."
Featuring 4,000 singers, the choir at
the finale in Berlin was the largest of
the entire tour. Nearly 60 microphones
in the choir and 76 mixing channels
were needed to record their voices,
which in turn necessitated a larger
mixing console, an AURUS platinum
with 48 faders.

InForm

Glookast Expands Pre-Sales Team
G

lookast, an innovator in MXF
workflow solutions for broadcast,
drama production, and business
continuity, has announced key
appointments that further expand
the company's geographic footprint,
as well as underscoring its continued
commitment to provide the company's
clients and partners with preeminent
resources.
Nicola Wright joins the Glookast
team as Director of Marketing
Communications. With experience
providing the full spectrum of
marketing services to a number of IT
organisations, Wright joins Glookast
from SGL where she held the position
of Marketing Manager and was
responsible for all marketing activity.
Based in the UK, Wright will continue
to develop and lead Glookast's global
marketing strategies.
Henrik Dudek has assumed the
role of Global Director of Pre-Sales
& Business Development, from his
previous position of Manager, Media
Workflows & Solutions Design. In his
new position Dudek will continue to

drive sales within the EMEA territory,
where he has already been responsible
for a number of key sales, alongside
this he will also be responsible for the
management of Glookast's Pre-Sales
organisation.
Glookast's Pre-Sales coverage is
further expanded and strengthened
with the addition of Argus Rosenhaim
assuming the role for Latin America.
The
combined
broadcast
and
technical capabilities of Rosenhaim

and Felipe Gonzalez, who will take
responsibility for North America, will
ensure Glookast's first class pre-sales
solutions contribute to the company's
future success.
"We are confident these key
appointments to our team will bring
a wealth of industry knowledge and
technical experience that will prove
beneficial not only to our organisation,
but also to our clients and partners,"
said Guilherme Silva, Co-founder and

CEO at Glookast. "Needless to say,
the entire Glookast team is thrilled
to have Nicola and Argus on board,
and extremely excited for Henrik's
and Felipe's developments within our
team."
Established in 2009, Glookast is
redefining MXF-based broadcast,
drama production, and business
continuity workflows.
Gloobox and Glooport family of
products were developed from
ground up with key capabilities
to address news, sports, archive,
disaster recovery, and post-production
workflows.
With a set of modular and highly
customisable tools, Glookast makes
implementation of true multi-format,
multi-resolution workflows a reality.
Glookast products are widely used
by broadcasters, content producers,
universities, and post-production
facilities in the USA, Latin America and
Europe.

Nicola Wright Director of Marketing
Communications, and Henrik Dudek, Global
Director of Pre-Sales & Business Development


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