At Sound Image’s training session were (L-R): Satoshi "Son" Nishimura, Anthony Silipigno , Alek Stanley, Cameron Whaley, Nate Klaeser , Chris Bushonz , John Leary; Kneeling: Cory Gibson.
Escondido, CA (June 11, 2015)—Having bulked up its inventory of Adamson Systems’ E-Series line source enclosures, Sound Image recently held a two-day training session with the manufacturer to bring its employees up to speed on the new boxes, Adamson’s Blueprint AV 3D modeling software and their integration with Lab.gruppen’s PLM product.
Mick Whelan, Adamson’s director of U.S. operations, and Brian Fraser, applications engineer, led the Adamson portion of the training while Colin Studybaker, touring/install sales for TC Group, was on site to walk the team through optimizing Lab.gruppen PLM amplifiers, with Lake processing, and the Adamson rig.
Walking the attendees through the Blueprint AV software, used to design systems for a variety of venues, Fraser noted, “System engineers can have a venue designed quickly and accurately, often before the sound truck is even unloaded making set-up times shorter.”
Fraser also showed the Sound Image group how to select the Adamson E-Series products and deploy them in their virtual space. Lastly, he demonstrated how to define a system if time is tight by using the software’s auto-shoot function. This feature provides users with an idea of the splay settings to use. The mechanical page shows all the detail that the rigging crew is looking for.
“Because the majority of the Sound Image crew was fairly knowledgeable with the Lake DSP, we focused primarily on Lab.gruppen and PLM’s integration with Lake,” said Colin Studybaker. “We spent some time looking at the extensive events and fault monitoring which is a key benefit of the PLM platform.”
Studybaker also covered input redundancy, a Dante routing overview with emphasis on how the routing works in sync between the PLM’s and Dante controller, and load verification/monitoring with the Adamson fingerprints–which are integrated into the Adamson/PLM presets.