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Solotech partners with L-Acoustics to offer L-ISA training
Montreal, February 7, 2020 – Three L-Acoustics trainers – Frédéric Blanc-Garin, Marcus Ross and André Pichette – recently came to Solotech’s Montreal offices to offer an intensive three-day training on L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology. For two additional days, clients, consultants and industry professionals had the opportunity to try the ecosystem, experience what many are calling the “sound of the future,” and consider the new technology with their specific needs in mind.
“Immersive audio is playing an increasingly important role in our various markets. It was therefore with great interest that we held a week-long training session for our specialized technicians and offered personalized demonstrations to several industry players,” said François “Frankie” Desjardins, Vice-President, Research & Development of Solotech.
Truly revolutionary, L-ISA technology enables artists to create new multidimensional sound experiences in productions that use live or recorded material. This ecosystem heightens emotions by giving listeners the impression they’re “inside the music”.
Already used in more than 7,000 performances worldwide, L-ISA has been adopted by several renowned artists, including Childish Gambino, Bon Iver and Mark Knopfler, whose equipment was supplied by SSE Audio, a Solotech company. It is permanently installed in a number of experiential venues and theatres, including ARTECHOUSE, SPYSCAPE museum, and the Park Theater in Las Vegas for Lady Gaga’s and Aerosmith’s residencies, in which Solotech participated.
“L-ISA opens up a whole new creative spectrum for sound designers. It gives them the opportunity to create totally natural environments where sound is localized to its source or, if they prefer, to free their imaginations to immerse the listener in any kind of atmosphere they wish,” explained Frédéric Blanc-Garin, L-ISA Labs Engineer.
From left to right : Frédéric Blanc-Garin, Patrice Lavoie, André Pichette
“This partnership between Solotech and L-Acoustics was a first in Montreal,” says Patrice Lavoie, Audio Technical Advisor at Solotech. “It helped make the technology accessible to all, not only to spectators, but to operators as well. The participants who had the opportunity to test the system in real conditions and benefit from the knowledge of the experts on site, were all completely satisfied.”
Solotech extends a warm thank you to L-Acoustics for travelling across the country to share its expertise with us in Montreal.
Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 12 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,400 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Saguenay.
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