“Before the London 2012 Olympics, I knew nothing of the technical side of how to deal with music at such an enormous event. After the games I knew all I needed to know and learned most of it from Scott, whose expertise, patience and depth of experience allowed me and my creative team to be seen and heard the way we wanted to be seen and heard, both in the stadium and in the feed to broadcasters.” David Arnold is a Grammy Award winning British composer best known for scoring five James Bond films (1997-2008) , Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998) as well as the Closing Ceremonies for London 2012.
“DAE works with the best suppliers and creative consultants from all over the world. Auditoria is a creative and technical practitioner that we return to time and again for its expertise. Scott Willsallen's depth of experience and his hands on approach set him apart from his competition. Auditoria's tactile and tailored approach to our projects makes it possible to achieve the impact we need for our client and audience experience."
“Scott always works to an exceptionally high standard and his excellent partnership with Bobby Aitken resulted in the delivery of an incredible audio system for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies. The audio system was widely praised for its high quality, intelligibility and even coverage—helping artists ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Sir Paul McCartney deliver a fantastic performance. His detailed technical knowledge and world class experience allows Scott to answer complex problems with solutions that are always high quality, reliable and entirely practical. Scott is collaborative and always sensitive to the requirements of any production. It has been a real pleasure to work alongside him in London, and I hope to do so again soon.”
"Scott and his Auditoria team are impeccable with their delivery of pristine audio. As a composer for large events, I often hear my music at its best in the recording studio instead at the venue of the event where it's intended. The recording studio has the perfect climate, acoustics and monitors to hear the detail in the audio reproduction and unfortunately taking the music to the venue typically means hearing the details of the music become lost...this was just a hard fact of life until Scott proved me wrong when I heard the live audio system and design for the 2011 Arab Games. Regardless of sitting in the best, or the worst seat in the giant outdoor stadium, my ears were thrilled to hear every detail and nuance that was "supposed" to be heard. What a thrill to experience a huge audience enjoying the music exactly the way it was meant to be heard. Thanks Scott, and I look forward to many more chances to work together in the future!"
"When I was asked by the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee to suggest key technical designers for the Ceremonies, for me the audio design choice was easy. From the moment we confirmed that stadium overlay was running more than six months behind schedule, requiring technical installation and rehearsals to take place during the monsoon season, I knew that nothing else would be easy. Thank goodness you agreed to join the team! Despite the monsoon, the mosquitos, the dengue fever, the mud, and the lack of reliable power at the Delhi Stadium you were somehow able to design a state of the art audio system that performed magnificently and was a major contributor to the overall success of the 2010 CG Ceremonies. When the going gets tough on these big ceremonies, I'm always very relieved to have the best people in the world working behind the scenes to make sure that the show does indeed go on. Thank you for everything you did to ensure the success of the Delhi Ceremonies—like everyone else involved you went way beyond expectations to make the Ceremonies look and sound flawless. I’m looking forward to working with you on another big one!"
"Having had no previous experience of creating or delivering music for an event the size of the Opening Ceremony, I was enormously relieved and happy to meet Scott. For a person with such specialised knowledge, he was able to give incredibly clear and good-natured direction. He provided me with fantastic guidance throughout the process of writing, recording and delivering the music for the ceremony. And if his patience with me was tested during that time, he never showed it. How it’s possible to control sound in an outdoor stadium full of 61,000 people and design a system that can negotiate vastly different styles of music in that deeply imperfect acoustic environment (without exceeding the residential noise restrictions!)—not to mention simultaneously generate and output a broadcast mix—I will never know. All I can say is that I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. It sounded fantastic."
Auditoria has been engaged to design, procure, project manage and commission a new front of house PA system for the ANZ Stadium. The finished product is due for completion in June 2013. The process of selecting the best equipment at the best price and meeting the demands of the stadiums various hirers has been made easy through the professionalism and enthusiasm of Auditoria. Auditoria’s innovative approach to the design and procurement process has been professional, efficient and of excellent value.
The team at Auditoria is always a pleasure to work with. They have designed and managed sound and communications systems for me for many of the stadium and ceremony shows over the past 10 years. system for these (or any other) prestige and world acclaimed shows.
“Havergal Brian's monster of a symphony, The Gothic, presented a challenge of incalculable scale that has apparently eluded others for eighty years. As Creative Director and Chorusmaster for this project I needed a top gun of incredible skill who could ensure successful live sound in this performance before a sell-out audience in the QPAC Concert Hall whilst simultaneously creating a live recording for the documentary commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I needed a person with acute skills who understands the intricate fusion of sound technology and the symphonic tradition. There was none other than Scott Willsallen from Auditoria. Scott understands what you are seeking and asks the right questions to ensure he comprehensively delivers. His unparalleled expertise coupled with his ability to communicate and create exactly what is required is simply breathtaking and the hallmark of a genius.”