Motion Tracking System

The Black Box Experimental Studio has a state-of-the-art Qualysis motion tracking system. Check out Brad Gallagher's Cowbird for inspiration.

Ambisonic Sound System

The Black Box Experimental Studio contains a custom-made ambisonic sound system of 44 speakers, which enables artists to create immersive soundscapes composed of sounds placed in 3D space.

Sprung Floor and Grid Support System

The Black Box Experimental Studio is equipped with a sprung floor and suspension grid, which provides give for people to be able to dance and move on it freely. It also sports a grid support system that can be used for everything from hanging sculpture to aerial work, like Anna Pillot's INbalance | IMbalance!

Production Quality Recording Equipment

The B2 has state-of-the-art video and audio recording capabilities, including SL1 a room designed for interview-style or static videos.

Performance Lighting System

The B2 has several advanced lighting systems in all of our studios capable of professional performance lighting. If you wanna see some incredibly lit fashions, check out Slay the Runway organized by Steven Frost.

360 Projected Environment Capabilities

The B2 is capable of projecting on the entire perimeter of the theater! Many of our performances and installations use this to create immersive spaces such as Soulé Déesse's Hermafrodek.

Green Screens

The B2 has two green screen rooms, Studio Lab 1 (SL1) and Studio Lab 2 (SL2). Each of these is equiped with recording equipment that focuses on usability to make it as plug-and-play as possible. SL1 is set up for interviews or still recording which SL2 has more space and could be used for recording larger groups or movement on the green screen.

Dante

All of the technologies in the B2 are connected via Dante networking. This means that data can pass amongst almost all of the technologies listed on this page. Motion tracking data can be fed to the lights, audio can be distorted by Arduinos, and much more! Check out some of our past residencies to be inspired by the possibilities.

 

Want to use these tools? Reserve a room now!

or

Come bounce ideas off of our Creative Fellows during their office hours

 

Technical Specs


B2 Studio Labs

  • Large flex space
  • 40' x 60' with 20' grid height and sprung flooring (with optional black marley)
  • 174-person capacity (recommended audience capacity of 120) 
  • Unique features:
    • Flexibly configured performance space and recording studio
    • Tension grid 
    • 3D spatial audio
    • Intelligent lighting system
    • Extensive projection capabilities
    • Qualysis Motion capture system
    • Sprung dance floor with option for marley

  • Large flex space
  • 35’ x 25’ with 11’ trim height and concrete flooring
  • 30-person capacity/working studio 
  • Semi Self-serve video recording system
  • Unique features:
    • 3 6k cameras
    • 2 HD robotic cameras connected to a 16 channel TriCaster video recording and streaming system
    • Full body cyclorama
    • New LED lighting system
    • Audio and video recording capacities       

  • Medium flex space
  • 20' x 13' with 9' ceiling height and carpeted flooring
  • 10 person capacity/working studio with wall and ceiling hard mounts
  • Self-serve video and audio recording system          
  • Unique features:
    • 2 DSL
    • 4 6k cameras
    • 2 HD robotic cameras connected to an 8 channel TriCaster video recording and streaming system
    • Small green screen
    • Audio and video recording capacities

  • Small flex space
  • 19’x12’ with 8.5’ ceiling height  with black marley over raised tile flooring
  • Small studio and installation/performance black box with wall and ceiling hard mounts, projection capacity, and speakers for audio playback, and heavy black curtains

  • Medium flex space with maximum foot traffic
  • 42’ x 15’ with 11’ ceiling, carpeted flooring 
  • 30 person capacity 
  • Unique features: Audio and two projectors for wall projection

  • Small, self-serve, voice-over recording space with room for producer and talent. 
  • Also an intimate recording studio for tracking instruments with two microphones using GarageBand or Logic Pro

Lighting Equipment

  • ETC GIO lighting control console w/2 additional touchscreen monitors 

  • 24 ETC Colorsource Par LED
  • 7 ETC Colorsource Cyc LED
  • 8 Martin Mac Aura Moving LED lights

  • 12 Rosco I Cues (moving mirror) 
  • 16 Wybron Forerunner Color Scrollers 
  • 6 Wybron Nexera Wash 
  • 6 Wybron Nexera Profile 
  • 4 ETC Revolutions ORIGINAL 

  • 18 Strand 6” Fresnels lamped at 1000W 
  • 18 ETC 25 - 50 degree S4 Zooms 
  • 18 ETC 25 - 50 degree S4 Junior 12 S4 26 degrees (equipped with I-Cues) 
  • 18 S4 Tungsten PARs with lens set \12 ETC S4 HID Pars (for work light) 
  • 36 HUI Cyclight cells 
  • 2 ETC S4 50 degree, 2 ETC S4 36 degree 

  • 18 6” Barndoors 
  • 18 6” Tophats 
  • 7 Drop in ETC S4 Iris units 
  • 3 Floor Stands 
  • SO Cable Pattern Holders 
  • An assortment of gobos 

  • We stock mostly Rosco color gel 
  • LED color changing instruments

  • The Black Box dimmer system is a DMX based system of 2 DMX Universes. Universe 1 controls the conventional fixtures while Universe 2 controls intelligent fixtures and LEDs. Ethernet /ETCnet 2 protocol to control the dimmers. 
  • 288 dimmable stage pin circuits located in floor pockets, wall panels, catwalk level and on the grid 35 non-dimmable (ND) circuits 98 ETC Sensor+ D20 dual dimmers 
  • 1 Sensor + ND rack module 

Projection

  • 8 Epson Powerlite-L615U-Wireless-WUXGA-3LCD Laser Projectors
  • 2 Epson Pro L1495U WUXGA 3LCD Laser Projectors
  • 6 Epson H345A HD Projectors
  • 1 Panasonic PT-DZ8700 Projector

  • 3 Da-Lite Fastfold DLX Dual Vision 106” screens with legs
  • 3 Da-Lite Fastfold DLX Dual Vision 133” screens with legs
  • 1 Da-Lite Fastfold DLK Dual Vision 10’6” x 14’screen with legs

Audio Equipment

  • Digidesign ProTools HD 13 software Mac “trashcan” 2018 
  • AVID A/D D/A converter hardware 
  • PCI Expansion Chassis for Mac 
  • Focusrite REDNET 5 Dante controller 
  • 3 1Terrabyte Swappable Hard Drives 
  • 1 Zoom H3-VR ambisonic Handy Recorder

  • 8 Shure SM57 
  • 8 Shure SM58 
  • 4 Shure Beta 58 
  • 1 Shure Beta 52 
  • 2 Shure SM81 
  • 2 Shure KSM32 
  • 4 Sennheiser MD421 
  • 2 Sennheiser MKH20 
  • 2 Sennheiser MKH40 
  • 6 Sennheiser EW 512 - wireless “Bodypack” microphone 
  • 1 Sennheiser EW 512 handheld wireless microphone 
  • 2 Audio-Technica U851R boundary microphones 
  • 2 Audio-Technica AT8532 wired Lavalier microphones 
  • 1 AKG 414XLS 
  • 2 Neumann TLM170R 
  • 3 Countryman Type 85 FET direct box 
  • 1 Radian JPC DI box 
  • 2 DOD 260 DI 
  • 2 Radian Passive DI 
  • 1 Royer 121 ribbon mic 
  • 1 Shure SM87 condenser mic 
  • 1 AKG 535 condenser mic 
  • 1 Beyer Dynamic M88 dynamic mic 
  • 1 Beyer Dynamic M160 ribbon mic 
  • 2 Crown PCC160 floor mics 
  • 2 Countryman Isomax hanging mics 
  • Radial ProD8 8 channel DI rack
  • 6 Shure ULXS Wireless Microphone Receivers
  • 6 Shure Wireless Lavalier microphones
  • 3 Shure Wireless Handheld
  • 1Electrovoice RE20
  • Stereo pair of Neuman KM184
  • 2 Sennheiser E609
  • 1 Audix D6 microphone
  • 2 Audix D2 microphones
  • 1 Audix D4 microphone
  • 1 Audix 5 microphone
  • 2 Audix ADX51 microphones

  • 5 Meyers UPA-1P self powered speakers 
  • 1 Meyers USW-1P powered sub woofer 
  • 4 Meyers UM-1P powered stage monitor speakers 
  • 2 Meyers UPM-1P powered effects speakers 
  • 2 Meyers HD-1 powered monitors 
  • 8 KV Audio EX12 powered speakers 
  • Ambisonic audio system custom designed by Merkel Audio of Denver consisting of 40 coaxial speakers hung in a spherical arrangement with 4 custom subwoofers
  • 1 QSC powered subwoofer

  • 1 Focusrite Scarlet 18i20

  • 2 Mackie Onyx 3280 LCR live analog consoles 
  • 1 Midas M32 digital console
  • 1 Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console
  • 1 Midas M32 with Dante I/O card

  • 1 Mid Atlantic PD – 915R power conditioner 
  • 1 Dbx 1046 Quad compressor/limiters 
  • 1 Aphex 320A Compellor - stereo compressor/limiters 
  • 1 Drawmer MX40 Quad Noise Gates 
  • 2 Lexicon PCM-91 Reverb/multi effects processor 
  • 1 Yamaha SPX-1000 multi-effects processor 
  • 1 BSS London Blue speaker management interface 
  • 5 DBX 3231 Stereo 1/3 octave graphic equalizers 
  • 4 XTA 8 channel 
  • 4 way mic/line splitters 
  • 1 Focusrite stereo microphone preamp 
  • 1 Summit Audio DCL200 stereo compressor/limiter 
  • Sony MDSE-12 mini-disc player Tascam CDA-700 CD player/cassette recorder Denon DN-C635 - CD player w/cueing Q Lab Pro sequencing software
  • Isadora sequencing software
  • Max/MSP sequencing software 
  • 10 Fostex T-20 headphones 
  • 6 Redco Audio Little Red Cue Boxes
  • 5 Genelec 1032A bi-amped monitors 
  • 1 Genelec subwoofer 
  • 2 Tannoy Reveal 6P monitors 
  • 1 Bayston power amp 
  • 1 Coleman Audio A/B 5.1 switcher 
  • 1 Coleman Audio SR5
  • 1 MKII controller 
  • 9 Sony MDR-V6 headphones
  • Midas Series 500 chassis
  • 2 Grace Designs m501 mic preamps
  • 4 Rupert Neve Portico 511 mic preamps
  • 4 Lindell Audio SX-500 mic preamps
  • 1 Grace Designs m108 8 channel mic preamp (for Ambisonic system)

  • 4 Shure Wireless PSM in ear monitors

  • Dante audio network patch points in all spaces
  • Analog Audio patch bays

  • Reaper Digital Audio Recording Software
  • Audinate Dante Controller
  • Audinate Dante Virtual Soundcard

Video

  • Tricaster Video Recoding and Streaming system with four 4K cameras

Note: B2 does not rent or loan out video, lighting or audio equipment. The equipment listed is for the use of B2 partners and constituents for work in the ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio and associated Studio Labs.