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 4200+ Outline installations worldwide. We have reliable high quality products that are designed to deliver great sound in any acoustical environment.
Our production partners throughout the world provide the highest level of professional sound for stadiums, arenas, clubs, corporate events and more for all sizes of audiences and venues.
Outline’s Newton Processors At The Heart Of Tool’s Fear Inoculum World Tour
Multiple Grammy Award-winning, genre-defying LA band Tool are in the midst of a world tour following the 2019 release of their latest album Fear Inoculum, their first recording since 10,000 Days some thirteen years previously. Tool’s dense, multi-layered and polyrhythmic sound is mixed at FOH by Alan ‘Nobby’ Hopkinson while the very complex audio system (an all-d&b audiotechnik rig provided by Eighth Day Sound) is managed by System Technician Liam Halpin. No stranger to arena-sized, multi-zone PA systems and having worked with the band since 2015, Halpin was also an early adopter of Outline’s extraordinary Newton FPGA-based processor (patent pending). He comments, ‘As far back as 2008 I actually wrote and submitted a spec for a device like Newton to a few of the major signal processing manufacturers – at the time it was a digital version of the Midas XL88 which was the industry standard unit for managing multiple analogue consoles in festival-type situations. I could see the coming need for something with all its matrixing capabilities and great sound but with an updated feature set to accommodate digital consoles – sadly none of the manufacturers were as excited about it as I was!’ ‘Fast forward to 2016, when […]
STADIA sets the pace in Philippine Olympic-grade athletics stadium
The New Clark City Athletics Stadium is an Olympic Grade Class 1 multi-purpose stadium located at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, in the Philippines. High-profile events hosted recently by the 20,000-capacity venue have included the athletic events and closing ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games. The Athletics Stadium’s spectacular architecture with its hinged roof, which takes inspiration from the crater of the country’s Mount Pinatubo volcano, now hosts an impressive new Outline STADIA PA system composed of 30 loudspeaker enclosures powered by 8 Outline GTA Otto (Dante) power amps, installed by Amigo Entertainment Technologies, Inc., Outline’s distributor for the Philippines. Amigo also installed an Outline STADIA PA in the leading-edge New Clark City Sports Hub’s IAAF-certified Class 1 Aquatics Center, designed by world-renowned Philippine architects Budji + Royal and adjacent to the Athletics Stadium. Amigo has been delivering results since it was established in 1979, under the name First Audio Resources & Management Corporation, providing audio and visual technology for commercial and industrial applications. To this day, the company continues to lead the field with innovative ventures, including ongoing major projects such as the SM Group […]
COVID-19 TEMPORARY CLOSURE
Chiusi – solo momentaneamente! Cari amici di Outline, ce l’abbiamo messa tutta. Abbiamo adottato ogni precauzione necessaria per evitare qualsiasi possibilità di contagio e possiamo dire che ce l’abbiamo fatta, ma… Outline resterà chiusa fino al 3 aprile, per rispettare le recenti normative del Governo Italiano stabilite per il Covid-19. Ricorda che noi ci siamo! Restiamo in contatto attraverso i nostri profili social, e-mail e newsletter. Puoi scriverci a email@example.com per avere dei consigli utili sui tuoi progetti o per qualsiasi altra richiesta, tecnica e commerciale. Torneremo presto, più forti di prima! JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR PASSION! __________ COVID-19 TEMPORARY CLOSURE Dear Outline friends around the world, we kindly inform you that due to the new Italian Government provision, our Company must suspend all the production activities till April the 3rd 2020. As soon as we will be allowed to restart our production processes, we will put all our passion and effort to recover the lost time and to limit the inconvenience caused. In the meantime both our commercial structure and the administrative structure remain active and available via e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR PASSION!
Outline loudspeaker enclosures are Phase Compliant!
Outline loudspeaker enclosures are Phase Compliant! What does this mean? It means that from the largest GTO system down to the small VEGAS 24, all Outline products feature the same phase curve slope. As well as being a characteristic feature of the brand, this also makes life easier for those who are not experts in measurements and aligning different sound sources. In fact, positioning the enclosures with the front grilles one above the other, the enclosures will be have perfectly time-alignment. What are the benefits? • greater system uniformity • comb filtering is reduced to a minimum • maximum possible sum of the two sound sources. The same also holds for subwoofers that are compatible and, above all, are a perfect match for any satellite in the Outline range. To align two enclosures, it is sufficient to measure the difference in signal path between the subwoofer and the satellite to understand the delay that must be added to obtain the perfect audio signal sum, even if you do not have sophisticated measurement systems. Below you will see three illustrations with three measurements taken with Outline’s V10 KIT. The two phase curves are perfectly aligned (if the enclosures’ grilles are too) […]
A MESSAGE TO OUTLINE FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD
A MESSAGE TO OUTLINE FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD As you know, Outline’s headquarters are in the region of Lombardy – Regione Lombardia – which was put on lockdown even before the same limitations were applied to the whole of Italy in an attempt to contain the spread of Corona Virus. This is to let you know that, so far, everyone here is safe and well. The company and our manufacturing facilities are fully operational, although we are taking all recommended steps to assist in the containment of the virus and will continue to do so until it is brought under control. The company wishes in particular to thank all its employees for their cooperation and continued assistance. We have faced many challenges since our company was founded in 1973 and have never deviated from our founder’s goal of ‘Delivering The True Audience Experience’. The current situation is unprecedented but with the proactive measures being undertaken by medical authorities globally, we are confident that it will be overcome. With your support we are also confident that business will return to normal soon. We extend our very best wishes to the international Outline family and to everyone working within the professional audio […]
Stereophonics Superfly Around Europe With Capital Sound
Stereophonics Superfly Around Europe With Capital Sound London-based Capital Sound (a Solotech Company), long-time audio supplier to the Welsh rockers, deployed an all-Outline system for the European leg of their ‘Kind 2020’ tour, in support of their new album released in late 2019. The tour made thirteen stops across Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Italy, taking in a variety of venues. Capital Sound provided a total Outline inventory including 28 Superfly enclosures for the main system plus 12 Mantas 28 cabinets for side hangs, six LIPF-028 stage lip-fill speakers and 12 GTO-SUB subwoofers, all powered from a dozen Powersoft X8 amplifiers. System control was from a single Outline Newton FPGA processor. The band’s long-serving sound engineer Dave Roden was at FOH. He commented, ‘Nick Boulton and I have found Superfly to be an exceptionally good sounding and flexible cabinet. It has a very flat, consistent response which reacts very well to EQ and copes easily with a wide dynamic range of programme material. The low box weight and fly-ware also means we can hang a sufficiently high number of cabinets from the smallest to the largest of venues, whether clubs, theatres or arenas.’ ‘Some of the results have […]
Are YOU Ready To Share Our Success?
Are YOU Ready To Share Our Success? Outline are looking for new business partners in several territories around the world. If YOU are an influential and proactive pro-audio distributor who’s looking to grow their business and profitability via a globally-recognised brand, then we’d like to hear from you. Our agents enjoy attractive margins from Outline’s industry-leading technologies, a constant flow of exciting new products, plus excellent marketing and technical support facilities. Outline manufacture a diverse range of beautifully-engineered products that can help you sell into every sector of the pro-audio market, including: Newton – Superfly – GTO – Stadia – Monaco – Movie – Ki – L3000 and many more… If your business is ready to share our success then contact us today: > Call Us at ++39 030 35-81-341 > Or fill the form > https://outline.it/share_our_succes
The world’s largest gospel concert places faith in Outline for the seventh consecutive year
The world’s largest gospel concert places faith in Outline for the seventh consecutive year CyTech World Communication covers close to three-quarters of a million people in Lagos with GTO line arrays processed by Newton Africa — Several hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe attended the fourteenth edition of The Experience annual interdenominational gospel concert held in Lagos, Nigeria, convened and hosted by the Senior Pastor of The House on The Rock, Paul Adefarasin, confirming the unique event’s stellar reputation as the largest gospel concert staged in Africa and probably the world. Since its first edition in 2006, The Experience has been nominated for several awards, and the latest was no exception, as it was nominated “Corporate Event of The Year” by Most Influential People of African Descent [MIPAD] and received The Event of Excellence Award by African Gospel Music and Media Awards (AGMMA) among others. Staged on Friday, 6th December, 2019 from 7pm till dawn at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. The event featured, as always, a stellar cast of top artistes, including Travis Greene, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Tope Alabi, Planetshakers, Chioma Jesus, Eben, Onos and Sammie Okposo, as wells as […]
Open House Workshop in Surabaya with Paolo Calza
Open House Workshop in Surabaya with Paolo Calza Melodia Sound N Lighting, Outline’s distributor for Indonesia, is going to hold an Open House Workshop in Surabaya. The event is going to take place on 25 February and will see the participation of Paolo Calza, Outline’s Pro Applications Engineer and Outline Array Trainer. Come and join us for this special event! Get more info here: email@example.com, +62 895-3858-93885
Gigant Sound provides a massive Outline PA rig for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Gigant Sound provides a massive Outline PA rig for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest On 24 November 2019, the audience gathered at the Gliwice Arena in southern Poland witnessed a breathtaking event: the 17th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which has proven to be one of the most innovative and technologically advanced events in the country. The production’s visuals and sound quality were unanimously hailed as “spectacular”, and the entire production team, consisting of some of country’s best professionals, did an impeccable job. While the show is generally considered secondary to the adult Eurovision contests, it bears witness to the possibility of staging world-class events with the aid of local companies. TVP S.A. (Polish Television) was the show’s main organizer, with support from renowned well-established Polish companies such as Gigant Sound/Letus (sound), TSE (lighting) and WIZJA (LED screens). Together, they took on the extraordinary and laborious task of designing the show from scratch, based solely on the guidelines provided by EBU. The entire project, its design and deployment, was a major success for the country’s pros, who delivered a top-flight show both to both the 8,000-strong audience at the venue and millions of viewers in Europe, Asia and Australia. Pre-production […]
What professional audio people are saying
“I love to use Newton because it is no trouble, we can now have the festival matrix desks plus the festival desk with videos, DI and MCs without problems, we don’t need to worry about clocking issues. Also, 16 outs with tons of processing power is amazing and last but not the least the Smaart integration is amazing. Newton is the way to go now in the digital world, in a single rack space unit we can do a lot. We use our Newtons as system management, summing desks on festivals and output control for the system, linked via Dante to feed delay towers. Also, Newtons solve the clock sync issue when combining with different digital audio sources – that’s the best thing in the world! Also the EQs are so precise and smooth with their phase response.”
“Rat Sound has been searching for several years for a solution to drive our festival sound systems and Outline has met the challenge with an elegant solution. With the Newton we can combine consoles and drive outputs in a multitude of popular formats, and we appreciate all the various clocking options. Our System Engineers instantly appreciated the intuitive, easy to use software control. Rat Sound has immediately begun deploying Newton’s on a multitude of festivals, and we plan on utilizing them on all our festival events in 2019 and beyond.”
“The Newton is a powerful unit which answers a long term need for festivals and touring. One unit can replace several of the ‘industry standard’ units which are a hassle to interlink. No other unit has the ease of use and flexibility in clocking, I/O and routing. I look forward to using them on more of my projects, and as the software develops, I’m sure they will only get better!”
“Outline has done an outstanding job of utilizing the Smaart API to integrate Smaart measurement data within the latest release of their Dashboard control software. This integration really highlights Outline’s commitment to providing their customers with powerful, forward-thinking professional audio tools and we are thrilled to see Newton/Dashboard added to the ever-growing list of Smaart API enabled products.”
“Newton is an extremely capable device. A single 1RU unit replaces a multitude of current industry standard devices. The clocking flexibility, simplistic routing, and plentiful IO makes Newton a dream to use. Each output has gain, delay, polarity, layers of EQ, and every filter type including both types of all pass filters! The possible uses for the device are incredible. Not only can the Newton make a whole rack of gear disappear, but sonically it is very transparent. When applying a filter, you hear the filter, nothing else. I find achieving the desired result not only easier, but also improves the overall sonic performance of the entire system.”
“We were looking for something versatile and simple to use, but no other solution had that level of versatility. Nothing has come close to what the Newton unit can do.”
“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.”
“Right now we are using the Newton as our overall system management hub, providing all of our system EQ and control. On our own headline shows we also run the opening acts into it. It is nice not having to worry about clock synchronisation or digital noise with the Newton, and to have the flexibility to send or receive any format we need – this has been of great help through the day to day festival shows we have been doing this summer. The Newton is great – it’s been a real workhorse, and it is one unit in the rack I don’t have to worry about!”
“The internal word clock management allows the user to remain synchronous with whichever console is live, should they wish, the 18×16 matrix is going to be incredibly useful and the fact that all this is built in a 1RU space just makes it even better.”
“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!…”
“NEWTON easily met and exceeded all our expectations. But beyond the connectivity and convenience I was also delighted to discover just what a great-sounding unit this is. I also particularly enjoyed using the NEWTON’s zero-latency WFIR (Warped Finite Impulse Response) EQ filters…”
“Since I used a Newton for the first time in May 2018 as a console matrix, it’s been my preferred method of getting multiple consoles into the PA system at any one time. This year at TRNSMT we stepped it up a notch and used a pair of Newtons in tandem to do all of my console matrixing and system processing. Taking LRSF from up to 4 consoles at any one point in AES3 format with an Analogue backup, and giving me all my PA sends plus record and programme matrix’s, the Newtons worked seamlessly throughout the weekend. With the latest software update including SMAART integration and the tablet mode, what was already a fantastic bit of kit, is only going to get better.”
“There is some monstrous power contained in one rack unit: easy to use, fast to configure for any need, no more problems with SRC or clock sync … I faced a summer tour where, for every PA I happened to work with, I had a powerful and efficient tool for my mixes. Finally a device that has the combination of pristine quality and extreme flexibility. Hope to use it as soon as possible for a festival. Italian pride. ROCK!”
“Being the answer for demanding install and touring applications where top quality matrixing and processing is required, we are very happy that we can now offer Outline Newton to our clients in the Benelux. Audio quality and technical specs are on the highest level which, combined with the extensive 18×16 matrix, has resulted in high profile users all over the world”
“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.”
“…just done our sound check for an open air show, the [Superfly] rig breezed it, it’s absolutely fantastic, full, clear, powerful, and travels a great distance; I have been working on my processing and now have the mix very smooth, it’s a great system. The show was fantastic, I can’t believe how solid the system is outside. It’s the best I have used. It’s perfect!” | Full interview (https://vimeo.com/293948997)
“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.”
“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 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.“