Founded in 1973 by Guido Noselli, Outline is an industry leading manufacturer of premier sound reinforcement systems. Outline develops, engineers and manufactures large, medium, and small format loudspeakers as well as innovative FPGA-based and related technologies for the concert sound and pro audio markets.
There are over 4000+ Outline installations worldwide. We have reliable high quality products that are designed to deliver great sound in any acoustical environment.
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Outline Dances Through The Night At Trance Xplosion Reborn
Outline Dances Through The Night At Trance Xplosion Reborn With an audience of 7,000, a dozen different DJs and a major multimedia, laser, lighting and sound setup, Trance Xplosion Reborn was the premier dance event of 2017 in Poland. Held at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, the marathon 14-hour event provided a memorable all-nighter, finishing at 6am. Outline’s Polish partner Gigant Sound Letus were contracted by promoters TME Events Ltd to provide a sound system capable of delivering the punch and pure audio quality demanded by the partygoers. Unusually the arena was arranged for the event ‘in the round’ with the DJ booth and all FOH, monitors and control equipment housed in a central compound. The duration of the event meant that four sound engineers from Gigant Sound Letus, two each for FOH and monitors, split the event into shifts, operating a pair of Yamaha CL5 consoles to manage the quality, volume and dynamics of the DJ’s sets. The layout of the venue also placed tougher demands on the sound system, all of which was located above and around the control compound so that all areas of the arena were covered correctly. The main PA comprised no less than 60 […]
Outline Expand Support Team For Groundbreaking New Processor
Outline Expand Support Team For Groundbreaking New Processor Leading European manufacturers of loudspeakers and associated products Outline are delighted to announce the appointment of Fernando Rey Mendez to the newly-created position of Newton Product Specialist. Launched in 2017, Outline’s Newton processor is a genuine game-changer not only for Outline clients but for anyone using or designing modern loudspeaker systems or managing complex multiple-clock designs. Available in three hardware versions, Newton is a full-featured, FPGA-based ‘Multi Media Nucleus’ which (amongst much else) includes comprehensive loudspeaker system control facilities, media conversion, audio distribution with networking capability, freely-assignable analogue, AES, MADI optical, MADI coaxial and Dante inputs and outputs, simultaneous multiple-clock synchronisation and independent dual-redundant power inlets. Born in Buenos Aires but moving to Italy at 16, the multi-lingual Rey Mendez is 38 and lives near Outline’s base in Brescia with his wife and three children. A keen follower of outdoor pursuits, he is also a musician while his professional experience includes sound system engineering and system commissioning, but for much of the last decade he has focused on audio DSP programming and design. He commented, ‘Becoming part of the Outline family as their Newton Product Specialist and taking care of this unique […]
Outline Expand International Sales Team
Outline Expand International Sales Team Outline s.r.l., leading European manufacturers of professional loudspeaker systems and associated products, is delighted to announce the appointment of Leonardo Dani to the post of Deputy General Manager Of Sales. Leonardo joins the company during a period of strong growth and expansion, driven mainly by the success of Outline’s GTO loudspeaker family in global touring and by the growing number of high-profile installations of the unique Stadia Series, including those for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 46 year-old is a native of Tuscany, born in Follonica where he still lives with his wife and two children. A musician from a very early age, Leonardo is also an accomplished drummer. His professional background includes many years of road experience in FOH, monitor and system technician roles in addition to a decade working in international pro-audio sales, an unusually complete skill set that will undoubtedly be of great benefit to Outline and their international distribution network. Leonardo commented, “I am confident that I can contribute to the continued success of Outline, especially as I am joining them at such an exciting time. Their systems are absolutely competitive with anything else currently available and brand […]
Outline Announce Debut Of New Products At ISE Amsterdam
Outline Announce Debut Of New Products At ISE Amsterdam Following on from the success of the Stadia Series of loudspeakers designed for permanent outdoor installation, Outline are delighted to announce the launch of a complimentary range at ISE 2018. Stadia Series products have already featured in major stadium installations at Ekaterinburg in Russia and the Italian Zaccheria Stadium, their unique combination of weather resistance and controlled power providing a perfect solution for the demands of large-scale sports venue audio. The Arena Series extends that family while also providing a down-scaled solution for smaller projects. Featuring the same ‘OutSide’ IP55-compliant, three-layer elastoplastic weatherproof protection as their larger siblings, Arena Series enclosures integrate perfectly into stadium installations with Stadia Series units, providing seamless audio throughout areas not covered by the main system. They also provide extremely effective multi-purpose solutions in any application where high quality audio needs to be distributed around outdoor areas, such as theme parks, leisure facilities, tourist attractions and public spaces. The Arena Series comprises two models, the 215 CX and the 212 CX. Both reproduce high-intelligibility full-range audio, the former from a 15” LF transducer and a 15” mid-low driver incorporating a co-axial 3” diaphragm HF compression driver, […]
World’s Largest Gospel Concert Relies On Outline To Deliver The Word
World’s Largest Gospel Concert Relies On Outline To Deliver The Word With an audience estimated at close to three quarters of a million people, ‘The Experience’ is an interdenominational gospel concert held annually in Lagos, Nigeria. Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the colossal event debuted in December 2006 and is now the largest musical concert in Africa, featuring guest artistes from numerous countries leading the crowd in worship and praise. Lagos-based CyTech World Communication provided the huge audio infrastructure necessary to deliver speech and music to the huge crowds. Such is the success CyTech have achieved at this unique event that 2017 is actually the fifth consecutive year in which they and their Outline loudspeaker systems have been entrusted with the huge technical responsibility for reaching every corner of the enormous audience area within the huge 280m × 200m Tafawa-Balewa Square. A long-standing fan and client of Outline, CyTech’s owner Cyril Utomoibor has in the past deployed numerous Outline products from his inventory for these events including Butterfly, GTO C-12, LAB 21, DBS 18-2, DVS, Doppia, Subtech 218 and others, but for the 2017 event he extended his investment in Outline with the purchase of their flagship GTO […]
Country Star Tours with SES And Outline GTO C-12
Country Star Tours with SES And Outline GTO C-12 Justin Moore’s Hell On A Highway tour started in mid-October 2017 and continues well into 2018 with this rising star of country music performing in more than 40 cities across the USA.Touring in support of his 2016 album Kinda Don’t Care, the singer and songwriter has scored seven number one singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and in 2014 won the New Artist Of The Year title at the Academy Of Country Music Awards. His eponymous debut album and follow-up release Outlaws Like Me both went double platinum in the US while third album Off The Beaten Path achieved gold status. Winston-Salem based Special Event Services are the audio contractor for the tour and are deploying part of their large Outline inventory. The main PA comprises left-right hangs of twelve Outline GTO C-12 modules with a single, wide-dispersion GTO-DF downfill cabinet flown at the base of the array. Six Outline LAB 21 HS subwoofers per side provide the low-frequencies, while six Outline LIPF-082 dedicated stage lip-fill enclosures cover the seats immediately in front of the stage. The entire system is powered from Powersoft K8 and K10 amplification with Lake LM26 […]
Outline GTO leads the dance at Nextech
ENG Outline GTO leads the dance at Nextech Florence’s Nextech festival chalked up a sold-out twelfth edition in December at the city’s Fortezza da Basso under the Techno banner, with 3,000 fans flocking to see and hear the man many of them call the Techno King, Chris Liebing, ably preceded by a blistering set by up and coming local DJ Marco Effe. Frankfurt-based but constantly globetrotting on the international club and festival circuit, Liebing is a Techno pioneer, DJ, producer, podcast and radio host, as well as being the driving force behind his CLR label. Being an 80s kid who grew up with synth pop bands such as Depeche Mode (he recently remixed the band’s track “Going backwards”) and electronic dance acts like Nitzer Ebb and many more, his musical background also contains vocal and melodic touches from this era, which he blends into his current dynamic sets with increasing frequency. One of the first DJs to use the new possibilities offered by the digitalization of music in an original creative manner, Liebing is constantly on the search for new methods of creative expression. These include real-time manipulation of individual tracks and sounds in his DJ sets, so the sonic […]
Outline Italy announces major US Division formation with Cox and Farah
Outline Italy announces major US Division formation with Cox and Farah Flero (Brescia) Italy | January 9th 2018 – Outline Srl, Italy’s most prestigious loudspeaker systems manufacturer, has announced the expansion of their home offices with the formation of Outline US. Newly created, owned and operated by Jeffrey Cox and Jason Farah, Outline US is the sole representative of Outline Srl in the United States and Caribbean. This announcement establishes a note-worthy alliance between Outline Srl in Italy and renowned audio specialist Jeffrey Cox and Jason Farah, an audio authority with more than a decade of hands-on implementation of Outline systems. “We insisted upon creating an operation in the US that had direct connection to the mothership in Brescia, Italy,” explains Farah. “When you are working with us in the States, you’re aligned with the factory, man/woman brainpower, technical resources and support of the worldwide Outline organization.” “We are taking a similar approach that Cox Audio Engineering utilized in 1993 when introducing L-Acoustics in the US,” notes Cox. “Direct, focused attention caused the spectacular presence, acceptance and growth of that company and I’m confident we’ll have similar results with Outline as we put the company’s extremely innovative technologies and products […]
Special Event Services And Outline Deliver The Word In Los Angeles
Special Event Services And Outline Deliver The Word In Los Angeles Texan evangelist Joel Osteen recently brought his unique style of Christian preaching to Los Angeles with a capacity crowd at the newly-refurbished LA Forum. With a weekly TV audience topping seven million and an international monthly audience in excess of 20 million in over 100 countries, in addition to being a best-selling author, Osteen has been voted the most influential Christian in America. His ‘Night Of Hope’ gatherings combine contemporary worship with live music, prayer time and inspirational messages. A very different sonic challenge from most other live events, the principal technical requirement when presenting evangelism is vocal intelligibility – seamless full-frequency audio coverage, without ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ spots, delivered to every single person in the room at conversational levels. At the LA Forum that meant catering for a congregation of 18,000 and Special Event Services of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, used part of their Outline inventory in a powerful but unobtrusive system design that achieved everything that the client and crowd expected. The main L/R system comprised 13 Outline GTO and a single GTO-DF (downfill) cabinet per side plus 16 Outline Mantas for side-hangs and a dozen ground-stacked LAB21-HS […]
Outline @ Unipol Arena for “CIRCOLOCO” Event
ENG Outline @ Unipol Arena for “CIRCOLOCO” Event The Club Music scene for years has had a strong impact on generations, influencing culture and entertainment in the music business. Major international EDM and Electro events are growing even bigger, impacted by increasingly important productions advancements. On December 9th at the Bologna UNIPOL ARENA the “CIRCOLOCO” was held, an international show of Club House Music where the Outline GTO system was the main PA for the event. “CIRCOLOCO” is a format and a brand born in Ibiza many years ago, supported and created by Antonio Carbonaro – the owner of the famous DC10 music label. “CIRCOLOCO” has its own unique identity and includes many international artists who accompany this project around the world. The audio design and set-up was entrusted to Emporio on Stage (Scandicci – Florence), with the support of the Outline staff. It was composed of 12 GTO systems + GTO-DF (down-fill) modules for sides, 12 + 12 DBS 18-2 sub-bass units, 4 + 4 infra-sub LAB 21 HS and 6 front-fill comprised of 2 Mantas 28 each. Angelo Catoni, owner of Emporio on Stage, commented: “For the main PA we installed 12 GTO + DF (down-fill) systems on each […]
Outline on “Industry Drivers”
Outline on “Industry Drivers”: Giorgio Biffi discusses the company’s beginnings, how it diversified and learnt to expect the unexpected to soar like a Butterfly. Learn More Press review: www.proavl-asia.com
Modern Americana Delivered By Cutting-Edge Audio Technology: SES, Outline And The Avett Brothers At Red Rocks
Modern Americana Delivered By Cutting-Edge Audio Technology: SES, Outline And The Avett Brothers At Red Rocks Multiple Grammy Award nominees the Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk, rock ‘n roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound that is uniquely their own – undeniably contemporary Americana, their diverse influences and eclectic instrumentation combine to produce music that defies easy categorisation. Touring in support of their new, Rick Rubin-produced album ‘True Sadness’ which has achieved the group’s highest career debut to date and dominates multiple charts – it arrived at number one on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart and Digital Albums Chart as well as hitting number three on their Top 200 Chart – they recently completed a three-night run at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver. Special Event Services (SES) of Winston-Salem, NC, created a bespoke audio system design using Outline loudspeakers to handle the unique physical characteristics of the mountain venue. A naturally-occurring, geological phenomenon, the 9,525-capacity amphitheatre originally opened in 1941, lies over six thousand feet above sea level and presents some unusual conditions to visiting sound reinforcement companies. SES President Jason Farah remarked after the shows, ‘Red Rocks […]
Grand Touring Outline per Justin Bieber
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A Day In The Park With Jamiroquai And Outline
Outline GTO rig deployed again at top Florence festival The Visarno Arena, located in Florence’s Cascine Park and catering for crowds of up to 50,000, hosted two events this summer that underline the Tuscan city’s status as a top-grade reference point for live music in Italy: Firenze Rocks and Firenze Summer Festival. At the latter, electro-funk superstars Jamiroquai’s performance was eagerly awaited by thousands of fans and thanks to an Outline GTO PA system, they enjoyed an evening of great music. A year after its successful deployment at a similarly memorable Florence concert by Sting, Outline’s GTO systems was once more centre stage, but with a totally different music genre. Formed in 1992, Jamiroquai and frontman Jay Kay have produced a steady stream of hits with an irresistible blend of house rhythms, 70s-style soul / funk and acid jazz earning them platinum records, video awards and international chart success. The band have 13 Brit Award nominations to their credit and also set a unique record by playing a gig on a modified Boeing 757 flying at 35,000 feet. Outline product specialist Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Perreux delivers hands-on technical support to Outline partners internationally and so was on-site throughout, putting his in-depth […]
Novum AV invests in Outline
UK – Novum Audio Visual Ltd., a leading Midlands-based conference and technical event production company, has just invested in a significant stock of Outline PA equipment along with flying hardware, flight cases and amplifiers as part of an exercise to both revitalize and streamline their rental stock inventory. Novum’s technical team voted unanimously for the Outline products after a blind shoot-out between seven different speaker manufacturers. Novum’s commercial director, Tim Jacques, takes up the story: “In this current tranche of investment, we essentially had two issues to resolve. First, we were looking to overhaul our point source stock, and secondly we wanted to set a foundation and a direction for our next investment into a large-format solution. “Much of our previous audio stock was over 10 years old and over the years we had gradually built up a wide range of different speaker types and brands to respond to the varying needs of our clients, “continues Jacques. “Whilst our customers have always been delighted with our service, system design and setup was getting ever more complicated with five different speaker brands in various formats and three different brands of amplifiers. We decided that it was time to streamline the stock […]
Fit For Purpose – Capital Sound And Outline Rock With Justin Bieber
Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ world tour made just two stops in the UK during 2017, one of which was a sold-out show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in June which drew ‘Beliebers’ from throughout the UK and Europe. London-based Capital Sound Hire were the audio contractors for the event and supplied a bespoke system design using Outline’s flagship GTO family of products designed by Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Perreux, who already had the Cardiff stadium stored in his OpenArray acoustic measurement files. Capital had of course worked frequently at the stadium before with major pop acts including Take That, and a last-minute decision to close the roof did not necessitate major changes to the basic system design. Case Study: PA for Bieber’s Purpose > The main and side hangs comprised 15 of the 2×15-inch GTO elements with one GTO-DF downfill at the bottom of each hang, in addition to 12 GTO-SUB flyable subwoofers per side and a further nine DBS 18-2 subs per side. Near-field coverage was handled by LIPF-082 lip-fills, two 3-high ground stacks of Mantas 28 line array elements between the main and side hangs and a further three Mantas 28s on the thrust stage. Three downfield flown delays […]
Case Study: PA for Bieber’s Purpose With only two UK appearances for Justin Bieber’s high-profile Purpose world tour, the PA had to provide a convincing snapshot of his presence: for him; for his exacting crew; and for his loyal fans. The single show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, originally known as the Millennium Stadium, drew crazed media attention and thousands of followers from all over Europe. It also represented another UK showcase for Outline’s Grand Touring Outline (GTO) line array, with UK-based rental mainstay Capital Sound’s inventory already heavily committed – especially at Hyde Park for the ‘Barclaycard presents British Summer Time’ season. The GTO system in Cardiff was designed by Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Perreux, Outline’s Worldwide Technical Support, Application Engineer & GTO Network Manager – a new position created in September 2016 to establish an Outline Network around the world and to supply Outline’s customers with the kind of tour-savvy experience that only veterans like Perreux can provide. The opportunity arose after Capital Sound’s Senior Project Manager Martin Connolly had proposed the system to the production team following typically close consultation with promoter AEG. Also present was Robin Conway, Head of Development at Capital Sound. Part of Conway’s brief is to […]
Capital Sound and Outline with Justin Bieber
As part of the pop superstar’s extensive Purpose tour, Justin Bieber entertained his contingent of Welsh fans in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium with the aid of London-based audio specialist, Capital Sound. To ensure the Beliebers got the best show possible, Capital rolled out a complete Outline GTO system. Read the full story on TPi Magazine
First Festival chooses Outline
ENG First Festival was launched in 2013 at Genoa’s “Stadium”, and immediately became a key event on the Italian club culture scenario, as it was the first real festival in Genoa entirely dedicated to EDM. Among its headliners, the event has hosted artistes of the calibre of Chris Liebing, Sven Väth, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz and Josh Wink, while the headliners at the last edition included Loco Dice, with the support of Marco Faraone. Once again this year, the organizers confirmed Show Technologies TM of Recco (Genoa) as the rental company for the supply of the Outline sound rig. Sacha Bozzo of Show Technologies TM explains, “The rig, with a stereo format, consisted in twelve Butterfly systems per side, approximately 14 metres apart and flown at a height of 11 metres from the ground. The grid from which we flew the hardware was very large, so the load capacity for each intersection was just 100 kilos. By adding just one reinforcement beam we managed to realize two clusters with an overall weight for each group of enclosures – including cables and array frames – of less than 500 kilos. In spite of the light weight, we obtained excellent coverage, in […]
In Conversation With Ben Fenner And Toby Donovan – Steve Hackett UK Tour 2017 –
Progressive Rock Legend Steve Hackett Tours With Capital Sound And Outline’s GTO C-12 One of the few guitarists working in popular music whose style is instantly recognisable, Steve Hackett is revered among aficionados of progressive rock as one of the most distinctive and influential musicians within the genre. After seven years in Genesis he left to pursue a solo career in 1977 and has since released 25 albums of his own material. His work encompasses many styles including rock, pop, blues, world music and classical music, yet all of which retains a flavour that is wholly his own. For his recent ‘Genesis Revisited With Classic Hackett 2017 Tour’ he presented a show in two parts – the first being his own material, followed by a re-reading of some of his better-known work with Genesis. A highly successful UK theatre tour throughout April and May culminated in a sold-out show at London’s Palladium. Capital Sound Hire deployed part of their Outline GTO C-12 inventory for the dates, mixed at FOH by Ben Fenner who has worked with Steve Hackett (both live and in the studio) since 1992. Outline caught up with the tour at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham where […]
Progressive Rock Legend Steve Hackett Tours With Capital Sound And Outline’s GTO C-12
Musician, songwriter, singer, producer and one of progressive rock’s most distinctive guitar stylists, the UK leg of Steve Hackett’s recent ‘Genesis Revisited With Classic Hackett 2017 Tour’ recently culminated in a sold-out show at London’s Palladium. Mixed at FOH by Ben Fenner who has worked with Steve Hackett (both live and in the studio) since 1992 and ably supported by System Technician Toby Donovan, the tour utilised part of Capital Sound’s inventory of Outline GTO C-12 line-array modules plus GTO-SUB low-frequency elements and LIPF-082 stage-lip fills, all driven by Powersoft X8 amplifiers. Ben Fenner says, “I’m looking for “Width, depth and clarity, delivered with effortless power and giving a sense of immersion in the soundscape. Big, wide and impressive is what I’m after, but not loud as an end in itself; the capability for high sound pressure levels should be there, but more for the clean headroom than flattening the audience’s and my ears!” He continues, “The sound produced by the guys on stage is rich, full and symphonic, and it is essential that I have a PA that capable of delivering this to all corners of the auditorium. The reach of this system is phenomenal – the people at […]
Moving Pictures – Outline’s ‘Newton’ Processor Gets The Hollywood Treatment
Defying Gravity – Outline is proud to introduce Newton – an all-new FPGA-based device that redefines the ‘gold standard’ in modern audio processing.
Outline releases OpenArray2
“The easiest, fastest, and most accurate prediction software out there” is now even better Prediction and simulation software is acknowledged by today’s audio pros as being a vital tool in getting the best out of modern loudspeaker systems. Some of the world’s most authoritative sound designers and acoustic consultants have already praised Outline’s OpenArray1 software for its “surgical’ precision” when designing loudspeaker systems for venues throughout the world but, following the on-going fine-tuned research by its in-house team and valuable feedback on behalf of its distributors, the company has just released the new version of its (free) simulation software: OpenArray2. Described by one user as “The easiest, fastest, and most accurate prediction software out there”, this fundamental tool, which predicts the results expected from either live performances or installations involving Outline’s wide range of loudspeaker systems (line arrays, subwoofers and point source systems), enabling users to cover every position in a listening space with even the most unusual configuration, is in fact a software package consisting of just a single installation file requiring a Windows 64-bit OS. OpenArray2 employs a proprietary calculation technique that greatly accelerates the calculation process and maintains prediction accuracy: its highly reliable simulations are in fact […]
Defying Gravity – Outline To Debut Revolutionary ‘Newton’ Centralised Media Processor In Frankfurt
Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline announces the launch of the next generation in multi-function processing and control – the all-new ‘Newton’ will make its debut at the forthcoming Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt (April 4th-7th incl). Newton is a full-featured, FPGA-based ‘Multi Media Nucleus’ that takes technology convergence for audio-visual systems to the next level. In addition to comprehensive loudspeaker system control facilities it additionally offers media conversion, sync and clock management plus audio distribution with networking capability, along with a very high potential i/o count (up to 216 in both directions simultaneously). Newton also features several innovations that solve common real-world problems. As standard it is fitted with Analogue, AES, MADI optical, MADI coaxial and Dante inputs and outputs, which can be freely mixed and matched to suit the application. Further, it has the unique ability to simultaneously manage multiple clocks from different sources: this means that several non-synchronised digital protocols can be connected to Newton without affecting the phase coherence of the audio outputs. At a point where systems convergence and integration is more important than ever, this feature is set to make life a great deal easier for many professional users globally. Newton is also equipped for the most […]
Il Divo’s Amor & Pasión Tour Relies On Outline Around The World
The incredible global success of multi-national pop / classical sensations Il Divo continues as their ‘Amor & Pasión’ World Tour 2016 concluded with over 40 dates across the USA and Canada between September and November. Their ‘Amor & Pasión’ album, released in late 2015, debuted at the top of the Billboard Latin Albums chart and the supporting tour visited 30 countries. Following the very successful UK and European legs, for which London-based Capital Sound supplied their Outline GTO C-12 system, the north American shows were handled by Special Event Services (SES) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A long-time user of Outline systems, SES added GTO C-12 to their inventory for the tour. SES Vice-President Jason Farah describes his company’s experiences with the GTO C-12 on tour with Il Divo… “SES has enjoyed Outline’s GTO for years but this was our first tour with the C-12 system. I can tell you that, where GTO is unsurpassed as a large-format stadium-capable system, the C-12 is even better suited for theatre (and likely arena) deployments. Our system tech, Bryan Kiger, who was familiar with the GTO, was quite pleasantly surprised when he first setup and ran initial test tracks through the C-12.” “Clearly, Outline have refined […]
On a higher plane
The Dalai Lama stresses India’s role in global responsibility and Outline gets the word across With his inimitable combination of Buddhist wisdom and contemporary values, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama addressed over three thousand Indian youngsters, scholars and social visionaries on “Reviving Indian Wisdom in Contemporary India’ at Talkatora indoor stadium in New Delhi. To ensure appropriate vocal intelligibility, fundamental for communicating the profound content of a talk of this kind, and the power to do so in a large venue, the organizers (Vidyaloke) called in Global Pro-Audio Management, who deployed an Outline sound rig featuring several models from the Italian manufacturer’s range: GTO C-12, DBS 18-2, Mantas 28, Doppia II 9075, DVS 15P iSP and iSM 115. Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai Lamas to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet, enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to be reborn to serve humanity. His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, currently the spiritual leader of Tibet, was born to a farming family in 1935 in a small north-eastern Tibetan village and recognized at a very young age as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama. At the event, His Holiness he […]
What’s Next? Outline!
German Techno divo and GTO get them bopping in Florence Florence – Staged since 2006, Nextech is one of Italy’s longest lasting electronic and visual arts festivals, drawing top international EDM artists to Florence and enabling fans to discover suggestive locations in the Tuscan “capital”, creating a unique atmosphere with its mainstream and trendsetting sounds. For the last four years, Nextech has been held in the Cavaniglia hall, in the conference hub hosted by Florence’s spectacular Renaissance Fortezza da Basso, and headliner at the December 2016 edition, Nextech Legend, was Germany’s Chris Liebing. Liebing has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to the performance, production, distribution and broadcasting of Techno at global level. He has run a club and held residencies in many of the most prestigious venues worldwide, playing for established nights like Cocoon, Carl Cox and Music On in Ibiza, he now has a residency for HYTE at the island´s iconic Amnesia club. He has also produced his own music and other artists’, hosted radio shows, won numerous awards and founded his CLR label (Chris Liebing Recordings, later changed to “Create Learn Realize”). For more complex and song-based releases, sub-label CLRX was founded and launched with […]
Outline Extends Range of Vegas Install Series at ISE Show
Famed Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline showcases its “Contemporary Loudspeaker solutions for multiple applications” at ISE 2017 Amsterdam (Hall #7 – Booth W172). This new series from Outline offers a complete range of high quality solutions for a large number of applications. The flexibility and common-voicing of the Vegas range makes it a very attractive “toolbox” for contractors, installers/specifiers, integrators and selected sound production professionals. All models feature premium-class Italian-made components and are designed, sourced and manufactured following the same stringent quality standards Outline applies to all of its high-end touring audio products, to been heard on key tours and festivals worldwide. Common characteristics are high intelligibility scale ratings, extraordinary audio fidelity, attractive price points and excellent power-to-size ratios. The brand new full range two-way solutions – Vegas 6.5, Vegas 10, Vegas 12, Vegas 15 – are equipped with a low frequency woofer and fitted with a compression driver and passive crossover manufactured with top grade components. On the Vegas 10, Vegas 12 and Vegas 15 models, the compression driver is mounted on a rotatable waveguide (90° x 60°), offering even greater flexibility. The waveguide, which can be rotated through 90°, ensures the required dispersion is achieved, no matter what position […]
700,000 Experience Outline at the World’s Largest Gospel Concert
Lagos, Nigeria – For the fourth year running, Cytech World Communication provided an Outline sound system for ‘The Experience’, with production and control services supplied by Subfrantic Production Services Ltd. The event, held in Lagos’ Tafawa-Balewa Square and organised by The House on the Rock Church, is considered the world’s largest Gospel concert and attracted a crowd of 700,000. The last edition featured an array of music ministers including Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Frank Edwards, Smokie Norful, Travis Greene, Chioma Jesus, Tope Alabi, and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir of House on The Rock amongst others.The Experience’s FOH audio set-up comprised 30 GTO C-12 line-source systems plus two underhung GTO-DF (down-fill) modules, while 16 DBS 18-2, eight Subtech 218 and four LAB 21 HS subwoofers ensured the low and infra-low frequencies power and precision. Eighteen more GTO C-12 elements were selected to provide the necessary coverage width for audience areas near the side of the stage, and 32 Butterfly systems were fielded as delay units. Eight DVS 12 enclosures filled in the nearfield, and two Doppias combined with four Subtech 218 handled sidefill. The whole system was powered by Outline T-Series amplifiers. With a limited time frame at its disposal […]
Outline And Status Quo – GTO C-12 On Tour With ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’
With a career spanning almost five decades, Status Quo are one of the few acts who can genuinely be called ‘legends’. Over 100 single releases, 60 UK chart hits (more than any other rock band) including 22 in the top ten, the opening act for ‘Live Aid’ in 1985 and recipients of industry awards beyond counting, the band have been a fixture in the UK’s musical landscape seemingly for ever. Perhaps less well-known but just as significant is their long commitment to charities including The Prince’s Trust, the British Heart Foundation and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. In early 2016 the band announced their final electric tour, the appropriately-named ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’, for which London-based Capital Sound deployed their Outline GTO C-12 rig. Long-standing FOH engineer Andy May agreed to use the system following a recommendation from Dave Roden (who used it for The Stereophonics during the summer) and has subsequently taken to it: “The Status Quo ‘sound’ is so well-known that nearly anyone with a passing interest in music from 60’s / 70’s / 80’s will recognise a Quo song, even if they don’t know the title. The band are very ‘brand aware’ and play the card well. I […]
Jungle Boogie – Outline sound at South China’s top EDM festival
Electric Jungle Music Festival is the first and biggest EDM festival in South China and this year’s edition was staged at the huge Shenzhen Universiade Center, inaugurated just five years ago and designed to host not only international sports, but also large-scale events and concerts, such as the Festival, committed to creating a rich, flexible and highly interactive world-class stage offering a wide variety of on-site activities as well as the music. The festival, which featured sets by jungle artists such as R3HAB, Knife Party and Adventure Club, was presented by Jungle Events and organised by MNET Media. For the second consecutive year, Guangzhou Haona Audio Equipment Co Ltd. was the Festival’s audio supplier. As well as lasting longer than in the past (two days instead of one), the festival also added a new stage this year and Haona, Italian audio manufacturer Outline’s distributor for China, fitted it out with twelve of the company’s GTO loudspeakers and six GTO-Subs. The rig was powered by a pair of Outline X8 and twelve Outline T11 amplifiers. Outline’s loudspeaker systems were also deployed for coverage for the event’s VIP area: six Outline GTO C-12 line source arrays. Company president Kong Qinghua explained, “The […]
Outline names OneCircle LLP as Singapore and Brunei distributor
Italian pro-audio manufacturer Outline recently announced the latest addition to its international distribution network. Singapore-based OneCircle LLP has been appointed as sole distributor for Singapore and Brunei and takes its place alongside over sixty Outline distributors on five continents. Although helming a newly formed company, OneCircle’s founder and managing partner Hikam Ali explains that he is more than familiar with Outline’s product range, as he worked for Outline’s previous distributor in Singapore. OneCircle has decided to concentrate solely on Outline Audio, without compromising its standards handling other brands, and is therefore fully committed to solely promoting Outline. He adds, “By demonstrating portable, live sound and fixed install systems in schools, places of worship and other venues, we’re making sure the systems are being heard, and we believe that potential clients will be convinced that Outline offers the best of its class in all fields once they have heard its products properly.” In July 2016, OneCircle supported a pro-audio workshop held at the Malaysian Mega Chinese Methodist Church. “The 17 churches that attended during the week for the demonstrations in Petaling Jaya were really impressed,” explained OneCircle Director/Partner Miqael Das. “We are committed to education and helping users in the audio […]
Outline GTO at the Electric Jungle Music Festival Shenzhen
Outline GTO at the Electric Jungle Music Festival Shenzhen – the world’s most powerful line array loudspeaker system was able to work for eight consecutive hours at a very high SPL.
Outline Names Vincent “Vinnie” Perreux Worldwide Technical Support and Application Engineer
New Position created to organize a real Outline Network around the World and give customers “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Support
New Distribution Partner For Outline In India
Outline s.r.l. are delighted to announce the appointment of Global Pro-Audio Management as their exclusive distributor for the Indian sub-continent.
Outline adds Serbia-based SVETLOST TEATAR to its international distributors
Headquartered in Belgrade (Serbia) and with branch offices in Russia and Macedonia, SVETLOST TEATAR Company was recently appointed Outline distributor for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The company is one of the leading stage equipment contractors and theatrical system integrators and for over twenty years has designed, manufactured and installed stage, studio and theatrical equipment for the performance industry. Regarding the company’s appointment, PR manager Jovan Dunjic states, “With its superb quality, Outline will definitely open the doors to markets we were not previously involved in. Outline’s large, medium, and small format loudspeakers, as well as its innovative DSP-based and related technologies, enable us to ensure top-grade equipment for a really wide range of applications, such as performing arts venues, cinemas, sport halls, etc.“ Depending on the size of the auditorium and application for which the hall is intended, different lines of products are interesting. Another line that also has iMode technology, the DVS series, provides great SPL coverage in medium sized theaters and, for larger venues, all the products in the Line Array ranges are interesting. MiniCompass is particularly interesting because of its self-powered system equipped with Outline’s iMode Technology, which provides a platform for advanced loudspeaker control.” SVETLOST TEATAR […]
A record-breaking PA gets the Word across at the 2016 WYD
Phil Ward discovers how Italian brand Outline’s GTO line array is reaching the parts only Il Divo can reach…
Sting in Florence powered by GTO
Sting in Florence powered by GTO
Massive Outline PA Rig driven by 200 Powersoft Amps for Pope Francesco and 2.5M Pilgrims
Brescia (Italy), 29 August 2016 – Such a grand scale event as the recent World Youth Days, held in the former Polish capital city of Kraków, required a sound system to deliver the words of worship, clearly and intelligibly, to the vast crowd of 2.5 million pilgrims from all around the globe, gathered on the 1,200-acre site of Brzegi’s Campus Misericordiae. The company entrusted with supplying this was Poznan based rental company Gigant Sound Letus. They delivered system sets including a total of 66 delay towers (with equipment on two towers and altar doubled, to create 70 towers), spread over huge distances, all of which comprised Outline premium GTO, C-12 and Mantas line arrays powered by Powersoft K Series and X Series amplifiers. It was one of the biggest ever deployments of the two Italian manufacturers’ inventories. In fact, this required a vast international collaboration as the amount of gear needed to do the job extended to 600 line array modules. This amazing number of speakers was powered by around 200 Powersoft amplifiers (34 x X8 Dante ) and 80 x K10, 30 x K20 and 56 x series T7/T9/T11 DSP + KAESOP. This was all connected to a single […]
Which technical parameters made you choose OUTLINE?
Which technical parameters made you choose OUTLINE?
Outline @ PRO AVL in Singapore
Luca Giaroli @ PRO AVL, Singapore, is going to hold two presentations of Outline’s revolutionary product NEWTON. Don’t miss your chance to discover more about the appliance that is going to set a new audio world standard!
Il Divo Tour ‘Amor & Pasion’ With Capital Sound And Outline
Capital Sound Hire are providing full audio production for Il Divo on their current world tour, featuring music from their latest album ‘Amor & Pasion’.
Capital Sound Buys Large Outline GTO System
Capital Sound Buys Large Outline GTO System
Outline arrays fielded for a huge event at Rome’s Circus Maximus
Among the numerous large rallies staged throughout Italy for and against the proposed law regarding same-sex civil unions and adoptions by same-sex couples, one of those that attracted the widest media coverage was the “Family Day” staged in January at Rome’s Circus Maximus.
Outline Announces Primaton for Slovakia and Czech Republic Distribution
Italian pro audio manufacturer Outline is pleased to announce Primaton s.r.o. as their exclusive distributor for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Rimini Fiera, from 7th to 9th May: the elite of international deejaying amplified by Grand Touring Outline systems
Flero (BS), 26th April 2016 – The first edition of MUSIC INSIDE RIMINI (7-9 May – Rimini Fiera) has all the right cards to revolutionize and anticipate the future of the international trade fair market starting from Italy.
Welcome to the new VEGAS Series
Welcome to the new VEGAS Series of outstanding modern loudspeakers designed for the contemporary installation and sound reinforcement vertical markets.
Outline Debuts New VEGAS Series at Frankfurt ProLight+Sound
Italian loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer Outline will be introducing a new loudspeaker series at the Frankfurt 2016 ProLight+Sound trade show.
Outline Names Trius Distributor For Germany and Austria
Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline s.r.l., announces the appointment of TRIUS Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG as its new distributor for Outline’s complete family of professional loudspeaker and electronic products in Germany and Austria.
Outline GTO Systems land in South Korea
Outline GTO Systems land in South Korea
Will Young Tours UK With Outline
Pop star Will Young completed a 22 date UK tour supporting his latest album 85% Proof which went number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
Africa’s Largest Concert Uses Outline
Over 500,000 people attended Africa’s largest concert – The Experience – a mega concert at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria. The Experience is an interdenominational gospel concert and word-based gathering organized in Nigeria by The House On The Rock, a vibrant, multi-ethnic church.
OUTLINE DEBUTS VEGAS 24 and DISPLAYS INTERACTIVE MEASUREMENT LAB
Famed Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Outline showcases a selection of point source and line array loudspeaker lines and an interactive loudspeaker measurement display at ISE 2016 Amsterdam booth #7-E220.
Outline Fills the Floor at Grammy International Club – one of the China’s most exclusive!
Outline Fills the Floor at Grammy International Club – one of the China’s most exclusive!
Capital Sound Buys Large Outline GTO System
Out of London comes news that one of the UK’s foremost sound production companies has just purchased a substantial high-powered line array sound system.
Seven Sisters joins the Outline family
Beirut’s new hotspot installs Italian sound system
Blessway goes the Outline way
The Italian manufacturer’s first GTO system sold in Korea
A One + GTO C-12 = A-Okay
Key Indian rental company invests in Outline line source array
A 500-strong choir puts its faith in Outline
Butterflies flown in the centre of Italy’s second largest city
Outline systems used in a unique Hungarian venue
Although the northern Hungarian town of Tokaj and the surrounding district are internationally famous for their wine production, the area has recently hit the headlines with a truly spectacular open-air performance venue featuring an Outline audio system.
Outline GTO C-12 Delivers The Goods For Folk-Rock Supergroup
Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre hosted the legendary Crosby, Stills & Nash in early September as part of their 2015 European tour. Accompanied by their backing band the trio performed songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.
GTO tackles stadium acoustics for Carreras and Jenkins
World-famous Spanish tenor José Carreras and Welsh mezzo-soprano singer/songwriter Katherine Jenkins performed this summer with the City of Cork Symphony Orchestra in the city’s Independent Park (previously Musgrave Park) rugby stadium.
Renaissance, Resurrection and Outline
Italy – Since its debut edition in 1997, Brescia Summer Festival has hosted artists of the calibre of David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
Outline’s GTO C-12 Makes British Festival Debut At Beat-Herder 2015
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2015, the Beat-Herder Festival showcases an extraordinarily eclectic mix of music and performance art spread across 17 separate venues within a working farm near Clitheroe in Lancashire
Spider Ranch Productions gets Outline GTO
Spider Ranch Productions gets Outline GTO
The Sound of Illuzion
Outline’s sonic quality chosen for unique Patong venue
A Family Affair – Forty Outline Butterfly for a Million Spectators!
At the beginning of the summer, Rome’s San Giovanni (St John Lateran) Square hosted a reported crowd of a million people of all ages from all over Italy
60.000 get the message in Naples with Outline
Pope Francis’s sermon condemning crime and pollution heard loud and clear thanks to Outline
The sound of healthy nutrition
Planet Service chooses Outline for Herbalife’s Italian summit
Outline @ InfoComm 2015
Outline North America Appoints Joe Fustolo as Senior Sales Engineer/Product Support Specialist
Pope Francis gets Outline Butterfly in Naples
Pope Francis preaches to 60,000 in Naples with an Outline sound system. Mike Clark reflects and genuflects
Outline expands GTO and GTO C-12 network in U.S. with two new West Coast partners
Company Teams with California Companies – Garibay Brothers Systems and Spider Ranch
Outline passes university exam with full marks
Italian manufacturer’s speakers installed for a prestigious upgrade
Eis to epakron’ chooses Outline to direct sound only where it’s needed
Getting three weddings at the same time without the music interfering from one space to another? It is possible thanks to Outline’s CSA 85s
Outline handles expanded music program at Mumbai’s first Hard Rock Café
Italian firm’s products installed following successful use in the city’s newest HRC
Prolight+Sound is Outlined
Flero (Brescia) Italy, 14th April 2015 – Outline is pleased to announce that the brand will be a key player at this edition of the huge German expo.
Outline Names Luca Giaroli Business Development Manager
New Position Created to Meet Record Growth and Global Market Expansion Initiative
Outline’s Northern Lights – Providing Integrated Audio Solutions For Multi-Purpose Venue
Located 200 kilometres northwest of Oslo, the Quality Spa & Resort in Norefjell is a uniquely Norwegian take on a facility designed exclusively for relaxation and recuperation.
Canadian Theater Salle Maurice-O’Bready Steps Up With Outline
Article written by Andrew King – Editor of Professional Sound Magazine (Canada)
Outline to Debut Revolutionary New Solution for Stadium Installations at ISE 2015
The Outline STADIA100 LA range combines key principles of line-source theory with well-established proprietary Outline technologies to produce a range of products which provide the perfect ‘toolbox’
Gigant Sound-Letus And Outline GTO Welcome 2015 In Style
Among the many high-profile New Year’s Eve events staged throughout Europe to see in 2015, one of the largest must surely have been that which took place in Warsaw.
Outline powers the world’s largest Gospel concert
GTO C-12 line arrays deliver great sound to an unprecedented crowd of 600,000 worshippers
Outline at NFL Wembley Stadium
Robert Lawrence EPR installs Outline Audio for the NFL International Series
Outline Welcomes New Appointment
The Italian manufacturer names Pan Asia as its exclusive Distributor for Singapore and Malaysia
GTO C-12 Line Source Sound System Rocks the House at Summit Music Hall
System Provides Power, Clarity and Headroom for 1,100-Seat Venue
Outline iMode delights the Netherlands
Soundcheck rental firm purchases the Italian manufacturer finest-ever digital audio processor
Outline rocked V Festival
Robert Lawrence Event Production Resource brings Outline’s systems to V Festival, one of the biggest live music events in Europe
Outline sounds the Siren
Italian loudspeaker manufacturer’s systems at new high-profile festival
Radio Italia scores at the Olimpico with Outline
FM radio fields 72 Mantas enclosures for pre-match shows at AS Roma’s home ground
Outline GTO C-12 With Classical Superstars
In late June a capacity crowd of 18,000 gathered at Musgrave Park in Cork as the multi-national vocal supergroup performed their 2013 album ‘A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live’.
Pope Francis and Outline – delivering the Word to 250,000 worshippers
Butterfly and Mantas systems communicate the Pope’s message to a crowd of 250,000 worshippers in an area of over 160,000 m2
Outline GTO Makes Presidential Debut In Poland
Leading Polish production company Gigant Sound Letus recently deployed part of its brand new Outline GTO inventory (press release) at a major gathering in Warsaw.
Outline Celebrate Major European Investment In GTO System
Poznań-based Gigant Sound Letus, one of Eastern Europe’s leading production companies, have announced a major investment in Outline’s flagship loudspeaker range.
Outline – Bringing Live Sound to 4K Cinema
Europe’s most important cinema operator chooses Italian manufacturer’s technologies
Outline fills the floor in Indonesia
Melodia Sound provided an Outline Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. line array for Ballroom 89, one of the coolest venues in Surabaya city
Cinematic Success for Outline…
Cinematic Success for Outline…
Outline chooses Frankfurt MusikMesse for Major Multiple Product Launch
It’s going to be a very busy show for Outline, as they announce the launch of a whole raft of innovative new products at MusikMesse 2014 (stand J70, Hall 8.0).
Pangaea ultra-luxury club chooses Outline
White Eagle Entertainment Ltd. brings Outline’s Doppia and DBS systems to exclusive New Delhi nightclub
What professional audio people are saying
“The GTO was already a winner on paper, due to the box containing superior components: four 3″ (HF), four 8″ (MF), and two 15″ (LF) all in a single enclosure. However it was only when I worked with the system for the first time in front of a 700,000-strong audience that I realized that the GTO was not only far superior on paper, but also compared with anything else I had ever worked with.”
“What can I say… Working with Outline Systems is like bringing back the correct acoustic rules… but with really high technology on board fully in control without tricks… The best moment is always when we turn on the full rig… For me it’s like sitting on my Harley on a non-stop ride from the East Coast to the West Coast… Pure pleasure… Chapeau, Monsieur Noselli!… So what can I say… Nothing – just listen… louder!…”
“With over 700 shows under my belt mixing Justin Moore, I’ve never come across another system that has the sonic accuracy and headroom of Outline’s GTO C-12.”
“Outline has done a wonderful job making GTO C-12 sound fabulous right from the start – rich, potent, and with the silky smooth highs that Outline is known for. In a theatre setting, it was the most hi-fi experience, much like sitting at home listening to my reference system.”
“Managing Director Keith Davis, Senior Project Manager Martin Connolly, Project Manager Robin Conway and I sat in the back row of the upper bowl and the clarity and sonic performance of the [GTO C-12] system blew us away…the highs, mids and lows were all incredible. There was not even a hint of needing delay hangs for the O2 Arena.”
“It was very risky and I’d never have accepted the challenge without the Outline systems, because I know them inside out!” [ref. World Youth Day in Krakow with 2.5 Million Pilgrims]
“I try to mix the show the way I would want to hear it, nice and punchy with lots of vocals so the crowd can sing along. The GTO C-12 has easily accomplished that task. The system sounds even across the whole spectrum and didn’t seem to shift its tonal balance if it was driven lightly or given its head. Francis Rossi in particular is very in touch with the audience and they hang on his every quip, so having his vocal mic open and crystal clear is paramount. I go for big drums sounds, fat guitars, a good layer of BV’s and make sure all the guitar solos are present.”
“The sound produced by the guys on stage is rich, full and symphonic, and it is essential that I have a PA that capable of delivering this to all corners of the auditorium. The reach of this system is phenomenal – the people at the back of the balconies have been enjoying a far more full frequency spectrum than previously, particularly in the top end. The GTO C-12 system to me is voiced very forward, which makes it very suitable for arena-sized and smaller outdoor shows and this characteristic really helps it push the mix to all corners of the venue.”
”The Outline system works great, and the settings available have enabled me to easily achieve a smooth and natural response across the entire frequency range.”
“GTO is the closest thing I found in live sound to the definition of studio monitoring. It’s so detailed that you need to treat it with respect. In some ways you have to rethink your mix and be careful not to overlook anything that will show up if it’s not handled carefully.”
“There are very few powerful PA’s on the market that also sound even, tight and clean. GTO is one of them. Its quality is outstanding and like every other Outline product is versatile and easy to manage. The excellent 3D prediction software OpenArray helps to create a perfect sound design too. The R&D team does incredible job. I started using Outline since the Butterfly days and it is always a pleasure to mix using their systems.”
“As a team we bring to professional audio the same legendary Italian passion and creativity that lead the world in many other fields. We listen to our customers so that we can create the true audience experience.“