The Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater

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

  • 36.2 channel audio system and Ambisonic dome
  • 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

     

Specifications

Audio System

36.2 Ambisonic dome with a custom diffusion system
  • (8) Genelec 1037B (lower ring)
  • (8) Adam S4A (lower ring)
  • (16) Meyer UPJ-1P (upper rings)
  • (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 Max MSP
  • (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+Lighting
Audio Routing Diagram: 

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
Video Routing Diagram: 

Lighting

Flexible theater lighting with custom lighting control
  • ETC Expression 3 lighting console
  • (2) Martin smartMAC moving lights
  • (2) Chauvet moving lights
  • Lighting Control via QLab
Lighting Diagram: 

Other Equipment

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

Microphones

Detailed Specifications