Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater

A configurable black box theater optimized for experimental music, intermedia, and performance art.


Features

  • 28.3 channel audio system
  • 3-screen immersive HD video projection
  • full stage lighting system including "smart light" units
  • permanent multi-computer audio/video/lighting control station
  • custom hardware/software systems for audio and lighting control
  • 120 seat capacity with flexible arrangement


Full MEIT Inventory

  • Audio System: 28.3 surround sound with a custom diffusion system

    • (8) Genelec 1037B (upper ring)
    • (8) Meyer UPJ-1P (middle ring)
    • (8) Adam S4A (lower ring)
    • (4) JBL SR4735A (distant)
    • (1) Genelec 7071A sub
    • (1) Meyer 500-HP sub
    • (1) Tannoy PS350B sub
    • (1) Yamaha M7CL Mixer
    • (1) Focusrite RedNet MP8R 8-channel MicPre and A/D‎
    • (1) Focusrite RedNet 1: 8-channel A-D/D-A
    • (1) Focusrite RedNet 2: 16-channel A-D/D-A
    • (1) Focusrite RedNet 3: 32-channel Digital I/O
    • (2) RME A/D - D/A Interface ADI-8 DS
    • (1) Apple Mac Pro 3.5 GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon E5 to Performance
    • (1) Apple Mac Pro 3.5 GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon E5 to Diffusion
    • (1) Custom Audio Diffusion Software via Pure Data
    • (4) Mackie Control Universal with Extension
    • (1) Mackie Ultra Pilot for remote diffusion
    • (1) Lexicon MX400 4-in/4-out Reverb/Effects Processor
    • Playback software
      • Reaper 5
      • Logic X
      • Digital Performer 9
      • Max/MSP/Jitter (versions 6 & 7)
      • Pure Data (PD)
      • QLab Pro Video+Audio
  • Microphones List

  • Video System: 180-degree projection with custom video routing

    • (1) Apple Mac Pro 2x2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon dedicated to video
    • (3) Panasonic LZ370 video projectors
    • (1) Epson ProG7500U video projector
    • (1) Optoma S600 Overhead projector
    • (3) 18'x24' Da-Lite Motorized Scenic Scroller projector screens
    • (2) Panasonic P2HD AG-HPX170P video cameras
    • Custom Video Routing
      • Shinybow VGA Audio Matrix Switcher
      • Kramer 6x6 HDMI Matrix Switcher

    Lighting (flexible theater lighting with custom lighting control)

    • ETC Expression 3 lighting console
    • (4) Martin smartMAC moving lights
    • Custom Wireless Lighting Control via Max/MSP 7
  • Miscellaneous

  • (1) Bösendorfer 225 SemiConcert Grand - 92 keys, 7'4", with CEUS (MIDI controllable piano)
  • (5) 5x~40 foot rolls of dance marley
  • Available Supplementary Equipment

  • (10)Tannoy 800A
  • (2) Hemisphere speakers (available, single channel)
  • (2) Fender CyberTwinSE Guitar Amps with DSP
  • (2) NI Komplete Audio 6-channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface
  • (2) MOTU 828 MKII 8-channel Audio Interface
  • (2) RME A/D - D/A Interface ADI-8 DS
  • (4) MOTU 2408 A/D - D/A converters
  • (2) MacBook Pro
  • (1) Allen&Heath GL3800 Mixer
  • (1) Mackie 1604VLZ4 Pro Mixer
  • (1) Mackie 802-VLZ3 Mixer
  • (1) Mackie 3208 Mixer
  • (1) Mackie 2408 Mixer
  • (1) Mackie Mix8 Mixer
  • (7) NEC NP3250 video projectors