Inside the refurbished Yokkaichi Municipal Museum’s planetarium. Photo: Goto, Inc.
Yokkaichi, Japan (June 23, 2015)—A planetarium is one of the high points inside the newly refurbished Yokkaichi Municipal Museum. Designed and installed by Goto Inc., the facility’s centerpiece is a 8K triple head hybrid planetarium projection system, reportedly one of the most advanced opto-mechanical projectors ever. Ensuring that the planetarium’s sound matches the quality of its visuals, a TiMax SoundHub2 matrix was installed to provide real-time, cue-based timecode synchronisation between the planetarium’s multichannel surround audio and the ultra-high-resolution visual content.
The TiMax2 SoundHub, created by Outboard, controls routing of audio from a 24-ch. small mixing console and TASCAM 8-ch. recorder by timecode cues, distributing both wired and wireless microphones in the mixer and a CD player, SD card player and the TASCAM multitrack recorder.
TiMax2 Soundhub distributes output via a custom controller to 13 d&b audiotechnik Max12 loudspeakers and seven power amps, two d&b audiotechnik subwoofers, a single Meyer Sound 650-P subwoofer and a total of 44 small under-floor speakers installed specifically for sound effects.
The TiMax was supplied by exclusive Japanese distributors, S.C. Alliance Inc. to GOTO Inc.
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