Friday, December 8, 2023

Diablo Sound Rolls Out the Audio and Show Control for Cityneon’s Transformers Autobots Alliance Exhibition


After  more  than  two  years  of  research  and  significant  development,   Cityneon  Holdings  Limited  –  and  its  wholly  owned  subsidiary,  Victory  Hill   Exhibitions  (VHE)  –  officially  opened  the  doors  on  Hasbro’s  Transformers  Autobots   Alliance  interactive  exhibition  on  January  11,  2018  at  the  popular  high-­‐end  shopping   and  living  center,  Shin  Kong  Place  Chongqing,  in  China.

VHE  is  an  exhibition  production  and  distribution  company  focused  on  delivering   engaging,  educational,  and  interactive  exhibitions  for  the  global  market.  They  have   established  strong  working  partnerships  with  major  movie  studios  through  movie   franchise  exhibitions  like  the  SBR  International  Business  Award-­‐winning  Marvel   Avengers  S.T.A.T.I.O.N  with  Disney’s  Marvel  Studios.  VHE  was  the  primary  designer,   providing  creative  and  technical  direction  for  the  entire  Transformers  Autobots   Alliance  attraction.

Michael  Mattox,  COO  &  CTO  of  VHE,  states:  “All  of  us  young  and  old  have  a   connection  to  Transformers.  This  new  exhibit  leverages  on  modern  technology  and   gives  you  a  chance  to  interact,  play,  and  learn  more  about  these  amazing  beings   while  being  immersed  in  an  environment  that  is  best  described  as  electrified  eye   candy.”

Diablo  Sound   –  working  in  conjunction  with  VHE  –  provided  the  sound  design  and   integration,  as  well  as  the  show  control  design.  Diablo  Sound’s  owner  and  principal   designer  Drew  Dalzell  states,  “We  have worked  with  VHE  on  other  outstanding   projects,  including  Marvel  Avengers  S.T.A.T.I.O.N.,  which  has  exhibited  in  more  than  8   countries.  But  we’re  very  excited  to  see  how  China  –  and  eventually  the  world  –   receives  the  new  Transformers  Autobots  Alliance  experience.”

Behind  the  scenes,  VHE  and  Diablo  Sound  were  proud  to  make  use  of  QSC’s  Q-­‐SYS   system,  including  their  AcousticDesignTM  speakers,  and  CXD-­‐Q  amplifiers .  They  also  relied  on  Alcorn  McBride’s  V4  Pro  and  AMI/O  for  show   control.

This  collaboration  puts  exhibit-­‐goers  at  the  center  of  an  interactive  Transformers   experience;  an  awe-­‐inspiring,  walk-­‐through  attraction  featuring  familiar  characters   from  the  iconic  franchise  such  as  Optimus  Prime,  Bumblebee,  and  Windblade.

From  Cityneon’s  official  press  announcement:  Transformers  Autobots  Alliance  is  the   first  exhibit  of  its  kind  to  showcase  the  larger-­‐than-­‐life  robots,  as  well  as  special   effects,  reflex  tests,  virtual  reality,  motion  sensing,  and  other  features  surrounding   the  brand,  staying  true  to  the  tagline  “More  Than  Meets  the  Eye.”  Fans  will  even   have  the  chance  to  learn  the  Transformers  language  and  decode  missions   throughout  the  exhibit.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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