Be among the first in Australia to experience the new L-Acoustics K2 System. Novatech, along with representatives from Hills SVL and L-Acoustics, invite you to attend an interactive demonstration of a large range of L-Acoustics products. Other products on show include; Optocore AES digital fibre optic systems and SSL Live digital consoles.
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre (Theatre) – 98 Port Road Hindmarsh SA.
When: Wednesday 24 September 2014. 10am to 4pm with a networking function from 4pm to 6pm.
The K1-SB is a recommended subwoofer complement for the K1 or K2 line sources. It allows augmenting the sub-low resources of the systems, by reinforcing the contour or enhancing the throw capability in the low end.
The K1-SB contains two 15’’ transducers in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure. It provides exceptional impact, high sensitivity, low thermal compression and reduced distortion. The vents feature a progressive profile allowing laminar airflow and reduced turbulence noise, even at the highest operating levels. These combined properties contribute to the sonic qualities of the K1-SB in terms of precision and musicality. The cabinet is made of first grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity.
The K1-SB 4-point rigging system is integrated in the cabinet and is fully compatible with K1 and K2 systems. K1-SB subwoofers can be flown as a standalone array or at the top of a vertical array composed of K1 or K2 enclosures.
The K1-SB is exclusively driven and amplified by the LA8 controller. This one ensures linearization, protection, and optimization for the loudspeaker system in its different configurations. Including dedicated factory presets for the CONTOUR and THROW configurations.
It includes factory presets designed to enhance the system throw and reinforce its contour.
Novatech Creative Event Technology have cemented their reputation as Australia’s biggest supporter of the legendary PA manufacturer L-ACOUSTICS by being among the first companies in the world to take on a major inventory of their new K2 line array system. A full 48 K2 elements supported by 16 K1-SB’s will call Novatech home, making them the go-to supplier for many discerning event managers, corporate clients, touring acts and festivals.
L-ACOUSTICS started the modern line array revolution in 1994 with the release of V-DOSC and changed the performance expectations of PA systems forever. They have continued to innovate, using scientifically rigorous research to bring high-performing product to market, all designed with the ultimate goal of providing the perfect audience experience.
Novatech share L-ACOUSTICS philosophies and have developed a long and prosperous relationship. The only all-L-ACOUSTICS production house in Australia, Novatech stock over 400 individual loudspeakers powered by 48 LA-RAKs, their proprietary signal processing and amplification solution.
“The superior quality of the L-Acoustics product range speaks for itself” said James Sacca, Project Manager and Head of Audio at Novatech. “It’s supported by their world-wide acclaim and popularity amongst the most sought-after touring engineers and system designers. With its immediate demand since entering the market place the new K2 product has once again exceeded all expectations. Requests for the system began flooding the worldwide market from the day it was put into circulation. Our purchase of the K2 system not only solidifies our belief in the brand and their product but helps to strengthen our inventory and allow us to offer a product to a varying range of clients and markets that until now we were unable to service”.
L-ACOUSTICS’ huge popularity in the US and Europe has seen the first production runs of K2 heavily oversubscribed. Further stock is now unavailable until late 2015 and it is testament to Novatech’s close relationship with L-ACOUSTICS that such a large and comprehensive system will ship to Australia at this early stage of production.
“We have been working closely with the team at L-Acoustics since our original investment into their systems” shared Leko Novakovic, Managing Director of Novatech. “Our shared passion for their products and attention to every detail attributes to the close bond that our companies share. We have been focused on and planning for the development of the K2 for some time and share in the excitement of its release. We are honoured to be considered amongst the world’s leading production companies and able to offer the K2 system to the Australian market”.
Before the K2 system has even been unpacked, it has already been booked for several key events at the end of 2014. Novatech Creative Event Technology will be running a special industry event late in 2014 to celebrate their K2 system’s commissioning, when the leading figures of Australia’s corporate, theatre, events and production community will converge on Adelaide to experience the new benchmark in PA performance for themselves.
The L-ACOUSTICS® K1 system has achieved international recognition and is today the prime choice of engineers for the largest stadium tours and outdoor festivals. Its sonic performance, its fully integrated system package and its rider friendliness are considered as the industry benchmarks. With K2, L-ACOUSTICS® offers K1 performance in a rescaled package. The K2 system flexibility makes it suited to both permanent installation and touring applications, from theatre to stadium productions.
The main system components are as follows:
• K2, full-range element, with adjustable horizontal directivity, operating from 35 Hz to 20 kHz
• K1-SB, low-frequency element, reinforcing LF contour down to 30 Hz or LF throw down to 35 Hz
• SB28, low-frequency element, extending the operating bandwidth down to 25 Hz
• LA4X/LA8 amplified controllers or LA-RAK, touring rack fitted with three LA8
The 3-way quad amplified design, the transducers resources are among the characteristics giving K2 an exceptional ability to perform in many applications and with a record-breaking performance/weight ratio. Any on-site deployment can be easily and quickly achieved thanks to an extremely ergonomic, fast and captive rigging system.
A K2 line source utilizes the unrivalled characteristics of Wavefront Sculpture Technology®. Interelement angles can be set with laser like accuracy up to a generous 10˚, allowing the optimization of the vertical coverage with SPL smoothly spread across the audience. The K2 also features the PANFLEXTM technology, a unique solution for adjusting the horizontal coverage pattern to any audience or room geometry. Four different settings are possible: two symmetric (70° or 110°) and two asymmetric (90° as 35°/55° or 55°/35°).
Thanks to its full range capability, the K2 enclosure can be deployed as a standalone line source. For applications demanding extreme LF impact (contour mode), or maximized LF projection (throw mode), K2 can be arrayed with its dedicated and flyable K1-SB LF extension. The K2 system can also address applications with demanding infrasonic reproduction when combined to the SB28 subwoofer. Before installation, any system configurations can be acoustically and mechanically modeled with SOUNDVISION 3D simulation software.
For touring applications, K2 can be associated to the LA-RAK, a universal distribution platform for power, audio signals and network which facilitates cross rental between rental companies. LA-RAK houses three LA8 amplified controllers and can be flown onto a K2 array. Other applications can feature LA8 amplified controllers. For high-end installation projects, K2 can also be driven by the LA4X amplified controller. The scheme authorizes fully discrete DSP treatment per section and maximum power headroom for the best possible sonic performance.
Thanks to dedicated factory presets, the LA8/LA4X amplified controller constitutes an extremely advanced and precise drive system for the enclosures. All L-ACOUSTICS® amplified controllers feature the L-DRIVE, a thermal and over-excursion protection circuit.
Up to 253 LA8/LA4X amplified controllers can be connected together via the Ethernet-based L-NET protocol. The LA NETWORK MANAGER software allows online remote control and monitoring of all the connected units, via a user-friendly and intuitive graphic interface, and features the Array Morphing EQ. This exclusive tool allows the engineer to quickly adjust the tonal balance of the system to reach a reference curve or to ensure consistency of the sonic signature.
Novatech Is Hiring!
Creating unique high quality events is our thing…. so it’s time to find a few more highly skilled staff with a flair for creativity, quality and a strong customer service ethic to add to our team!
Novatech Creative Event Technology is the premium creative events company for corporate events, music festivals and private functions. You’ve seen our work at Womadelaide, Soundwave, Australia Day, Vivid and any big business function that you’ve attended in the last couple of years. There is no-one better or bigger in this business and we are looking for some high performers to join our team!
To be successful at Novatech you are:
• A real team player;
• 100% committed to quality;
• Focused on your customer’s satisfaction and outcomes;
• A ‘can do’ person;
• Willing and able to work anytime 24/7 and travel interstate/overseas;
• A lover of festivals, national events and nightlife activities; and
• Dedicated to your development and to being the best you can be!
We are on the hunt for:
Senior Video Production Technician (Permanent role)
To be suitable for this role you will have been working in the area of video and vision production for a number of years and be known for your top quality work and your leadership. We are looking for someone who can treat our corporate customers to the high level service that they deserve. This is a front of house technical role and has limited video content creation. If this is you then please send us your resume’ right now. We will negotiate moving expenses for the right person!
Senior Service Technician (Permanent role)
This is an opportunity not to be missed. You are a highly skilled person who can work as well with people as you can with electronics. This role will assist the Technical Director to continue to produce high quality equipment that never lets our clients down. This role will also assist the Technical Director with coordinating the services team. Having a real flair for anything techy and also having a great can do and collaborative spirit will give you success in this role. Send your resume through today!
Junior Service Technician (12 Month Development Contract)
We have a unique opportunity for an up and coming person interested in being a key part of our technical support team. Working with our Technical Director and Senior Technician you will learn the tricks of the trade and the secrets behind why Novatech equipment is second to none in this industry! If you are a person that loves to tinker about with electrical equipment, you are interested in working in the events production industry and you have a strong work ethic, then send your resume to us and don’t miss this opportunity.
HQ Night Club Lighting and Audio Support (Casual Positions X2)
Novatech support a number of venue across Adelaide and we are looking for enthusiastic people who have a flair for lighting and audio production. You will work at night supporting our nightclub partner HQ so you need to be a lover of the scene, loud music and a night owl to be a success. If you also have a record of amazing customer service, then you are the person we are looking for. Send through your resume today.
Novatech are an equal opportunity employer. If you are a person who is willing and able to work hard, has a flair for your craft and a great attitude then you are the person we want.
Don’t miss out, send your application in today….closes 31st July 2014. We may conduct interviews prior to this date so get your application in early.
Novatech Creative Event Technology is pleased to welcome a game changing new addition to their fleet of d3 Media Servers; the newly released d3 Technologies 4x4 Pro.
Even before the purchase of their first d3 system in 2012, Novatech realised what a great new addition to their already broad capabilities this system would bring. Not only allowing an unprecedented level of multilayered simultaneous video playback on both simple and complex 3d objects, but also providing a realistic pre visualisation suite enabling clients to venture into the virtual world and explore their event without stepping foot into the venue weeks or months before the event.
With an impressive four 4k video outputs or sixteen HD outputs (and anywhere in between with user replaceable VFC Cards) and four HD-SDI or two 3G-SDI inputs featuring the lowest frame latency on the market, we are not kidding when we say game changer.
Novatech has seen extensive growth to their pre visualisation and projections projects. Since having d3 on board, it has been responsible for an impressive list of events including the Samsung Smart TV Launch, Holden VF Commodore Launch, SA State Brand Launch and Vivid Sydney to name a few. The purchase of the newly released hardware was an obvious next step for Novatech to cope with the demand for the system.
In the coming months d3 will feature on a number of key events including a 360 degree immersive projection with a massive canvas size of 225m x 8m, and also provide playback on Australian Dance Theatres new stereoscopic show venture ‘Multiverse’.
Large association and conferencing has never been easier. Novatech’s unique and incredibly scalable product, OneSystem© played an integral role in one of the largest Asia Pacific scientific meetings recently held at Marina Bay sands, Singapore.
OneSystem© is a custom built, network driven conferencing system that allows multiple sites to prepare, playback, record, present and webcast presentations rapidly. OneSystem© racks are setup in presentation spaces, interfaced with the room’s existing AV systems and networked to a central monitoring location.
OneSystem© combines all the necessary integration and presentation requirements called for in today’s hybrid conferencing world. Content management & distribution, digital recording of each session and extremely efficient webcasting service are key elements of the OneSystem© design.
See our attached OneSystem brochure.
Novatech Creative Event Technology is proud to announce our guru of all things I.T., Jacob Thomas is this year’s winner of the Meetings & Events Australia Young Professional Scholarship.
Over the last four & a half years, Jacob has been a knowledgeable lighting & vision technician, managed and developed the permanent installations portfolio, been responsible for all internal & external IT, as well as working on numerous large-scale events and projects.
One of Jacob’s key achievements has been the development of ‘OneSystem’. This solution combines in-room presentation management, speaker support, pre-event planning, webcasting and social media integration. Jacob has worked on numerous high-profile events throughout the Asia/Pacific region with more planned in 2014 and beyond.
“At such a young age, Jacob’s contribution and commitment is extraordinary, if not mind blowing. The future of the meetings and events industry is in great hands with passionate young leaders like Jacob. The entire team at Novatech are extremely proud of his achievements” said Director of Business Operations, Dior Yarwood.
Novatech has supported Jacob in his nomination and is excited to see another one of its employees growing and fulfilling their potential.
Jacob attended the awards ceremony last week where the winner was announced. As the recipient of this award, Jacob is offered the opportunity to attend the National MEA Conference, held this year in Kuala Lumpur. The Young MEA Future Leader’s Forum, an afternoon of development and learning. This experience is a great chance to network and connect with like-minded peers within the industry.
Novatech Creative Event Technology is proud to once again be a Premier Partner of the Port Adelaide Football Club for the 2014 Season. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that we are also the naming rights sponsor for Adelaide Oval’s premium hospitality suite – “One l Novatech”.
One l Novatech is the pinnacle of luxury hospitality in Adelaide. With the finest of dining and a new standard in personalised service, the Port Adelaide operated facility provides expansive views of Adelaide Oval for the AFL 2014 Home & Away Season.
With designs and materials sourced from around the globe, One l Novatech reflects an environment of sumptuous comfort. Hand-stitched leathers, burnished steel, warm timbers, wall coverings and fittings have all been inspired by the most exclusive clubs in Europe.
With options tailored to suit the diner’s needs, One l Novatech delivers an unparalleled excellence in sports venue dining. Inspired by a local award-winning chef, the menu will be celebrated for its first class culinary excellence. Add to this an unlimited premium beverage offering and a personal waiter to cater to any need, One l Novatech is the hottest ticket in town.
Leko Novakovic, Managing Director at Novatech said “Having proudly supported the club for over 9 years, it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to not only grow that support into a Premier Partner sponsorship, but to also align the premium One l Novatech facility with Adelaide’s premium event technology production house. There’s a tremendous amount of synergy there. We look forward to hosting many of our clients in such a unique space and cheering the Power onto a successful season in 2014”.
Novatech Creative Event Technology is proud to be a Premier Partner of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
With a constant belief that our people are at the core of our business, Novatech is pleased to welcome Michelle Holland to the newly created role of H.R. Manager.
Michelle comes to Novatech with a significant background and level of experience in Human Resources having worked for learning institutions, aged care, local government and currently running her own consultancy business as well as looking after Novatech’s needs.
Having also been a committee member of the Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government (ACELG), Michelle is currently a State Councillor with The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
As the largest employer of event production staff in South Australia, Novatech has grown in numbers to such a level that a full time dedication to HR was the next logical step in growing our administration support.
What all this means is that now more ever than before, Novatech has a solid commitment to Human Resources within the business and will continue its pledge to provide all staff with the tools and personnel needed to perform at the top of their game.
Late 2013 saw Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noel Cowards ‘Brief Encounter’ grace stages throughout the country. Fresh from Broadway and the West End the theatrical tour began its 3 month journey around Australia in Adelaide’s Dunstan Playhouse before heading through Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Perth.
Production for the tour was provided by the Adelaide Based Novatech Creative Event Technology. The team at Novatech worked closely with Arts Projects Australia and Kneehigh in developing a turnkey touring audio and lighting solution to cater for the shows in depth technical requirements.
“We were very pleased with the level of technical support Novatech provided to the Australian tour of Brief Encounter. Novatech were professional, knowledgeable and efficient with friendly staff who were always willing and on hand to help. We found the Novatech equipment to be of a very good quality and the tour was prepped by the Novatech team with a high level of care. The excellent on road support allowed the touring show staff to focus on the specifics of each venue. We would not hesitate in recommending Novatech following our experience with them on Brief Encounter.”
– Steph Curtis, Company Stage Manager, Kneehigh UK.
After lengthy discussions, Novatech began building a series of custom equipment racks and looms designed to cater for the shows needs. After the extensive equipment prep was completed Novatech assisted with the first show build at the Dunston Playhouse before the touring crew took the system to other venues around the country. Continual on-road support was offered when required including flying some Novatech crew to Melbourne when it came to setting up the Athanaeum show with a tight bump in time.
Along with a series of specifically designed patch systems and cabling, the audio component of the tour consisted of a vast selection of Meyer Sound “UltraSeries” speaker systems for both FOH and on stage sound - all being driven via Yamaha control equipment including a Yamaha M7CL and DME64N. 16 channels of Shure UHF-R wireless microphone belt packs connected to DPA 4061 microphones were used on the cast members. The tour utilised both Shure Wireless Work Bench and Winradio and software/hardware for RF Spectrum scanning and management to ensure no RF issues were encountered. As well as the wireless microphones a selection of unique wired microphones from leading brands DPA, Earthworks and Audix were used for various applications throughout the production. All signal distribution was via custom made input/output patch panels and multi pin stage looms.
On the lighting side, in-house fly lines were utilized to rig the 60+ flown fixtures, being a mix of ETC Source 4 Revolutions with custom strings and gobos, ETC Source 4s and the ever faithful PAR 64s also complete with custom gel strings and scrollers. The remainder of the rig consisted of 10 x custom built pre-rig booms, home to over 30 ETC Source 4s of varying sizes once again complete with custom strings and Wybron scrollers. Continuing with the ETC theme, control was via an ETC EOS Ti console complete with ETC gateways and an ETC RFR to ease the focusing process. Custom looms for the rig made patching into each venue a breeze.
‘The ‘Brief Encounter Tour’ utilised Audio, Lighting and Staffing resources from Novatech Creative Event Technology to achieve its touring requirements. Working with Novatech provided a great deal of flexibility and support to accommodate the very specific audio and lighting challenges associated with presenting an internationally touring show. As the Australian Production Manager, I found having Novatech as the provider of all technical production equipment sourced in Australia, provided a cost-effective and very efficient solution for the production’s technical logistics - additional to this, Leko and his staff provided a very professional, yet personal service to the Australian Tour making even the difficult moments just that little bit easier.”
– Nicholas Filsell, Production Manager, Arts Projects Australia.
Proudly built in the USA, the VL3500 Wash FX luminaire has an output that exceeds 70,000 lumens as well as varied new options for color and beam control making it the standard by which all wash lights are measured.
The VL3500 Wash FX luminaire features internal zoomable beam optics with either Fresnel or Buxom options, an interchangeable front lens system, and four position plus open rotating FX pattern wheel. The fixture provides CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, dual five-position color wheels, a separate dimmer, and an independent dual blade strobe mechanism.
In conjunction with its zoomable optics system, Vari-Lite introduces the VARI*BRITE mode. From almost any zoom position, this mode can be engaged to offer a tight column of remarkably intense light making the VL3500 Wash FX the most versatile wash luminaire on the market.
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