We are an Emmy-award-winning audio visual design consultancy for construction projects, exhibitions and major events. We specialise in performing arts, sporting and cultural projects that deliver the best possible audience experience.
Having designed and delivered the sound for more Olympic Games Ceremonies than any other consultancy, we fully understand environments of complexity, competing needs and the highest performance. We leverage our knowledge and experience to design performing arts technology and systems for the most demanding situations. With offices in London and Sydney, we are a boutique consultancy with international reach.
FIXED INSTALLATION PROJECTS
Our experience in major events makes us a valuable asset to any performance venue construction or refurbishment project. Current and recent projects include the Melbourne Cricket Ground audio refurbishment, Bankwest Stadium, the Museum of Australian Democracy, various renewal projects for the Sydney Opera House including the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Drama Theatre and The Studio, the new International Convention Centre Sydney, The Pyramids of Giza, Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, Legoland Malaysia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Town Hall and many high-performance projects.
FIXED INSTALLATION PROJECTS ARCHIVE
We have a long history of solving complex problems on both events and fixed installation projects. Please click below to browse the projects we have contributed to over the years.
MAJOR EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Auditoria was established in 2004 by Scott Willsallen following his successful delivery of the audio for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. Since then, our team has designed and delivered audio and other performance technologies for many major international broadcast events including four olympic games, two commonwealth games, two rugby world cup tournaments, and many other major international events around the world.
Recent projects include the 46th, 47th and 48th UAE National Day Celebrations in Abu Dhabi, the inauguration of The Founder's Memorial, Anthem Day in St Petersburg with the worlds largest orchestra, MDL Beast in Riyadh and an exciting project coming up in Dubai.
EVENT AND EXHIBITION PROJECTS ARCHIVE
Since 2003 we have designed and delivered the sound for more international ceremonies events than any other consultancy. Please click below to see what we've been up to over the past 14 years.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our working knowledge of performing arts technology
makes us an invaluable member of your design team.
We offer design consultancy in all areas of technical production,
fully integrated and engineered into the architectural, structural,
mechanical and electrical services of your project.
Our work on the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony was awarded with an Emmy at the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards in 2016.
NSW EXPORT AWARDS
We were awarded Highly Commended in the small business category.
22nd annual Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for our work on the Baku 2015 European Games.
36th annual Telly Awards: Film & Video Winner for Sound Design for our work on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
2013 AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS
Best Technical Achievement for our work on the London 2012 Olympic Games,
Best Export Achievement for our export projects in 2012.
AV INDUSTRY AWARDS
Best Technical Achievement in Production for our work on the London 2012 Olympic Games.
2009 AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS
Best Technical Achievement for our work on World Youth Day 2008.
TELSTRA BUSINESS AWARDS
2009 Finalist Micro-business category.
Scott is an Emmy Award winning sound designer, well known for his experience in major international broadcast projects including Olympic Games events, and systems infrastructure design for performance venues.
Scott completed a Masters of Design Science in Audio & Acoustics with Honours in 2003 and remains active in the audio and acoustics academic community.
Luis completed his Masters of Design Science in Audio & Acoustics in 2008 and immediately began a career in systems design. His interests have expanded from audio & acoustics to a broad range of performance technologies.
Luis continues to be active in academia, publishing several audio and acoustics papers, and more recently completing a PhD in performance acoustics.
Justin is an internationally recognised mix engineer and systems engineer for major events and ceremonies. Justin has worked with Auditoria for many years as a freelancer and joined our full time team in 2020.
Justin was the senior audio systems engineer for London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games Ceremonies and many major events since.
WHAT THEY SAY
“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.
David Arnold - Composer
“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."
David Atkins is the CEO of DAE, an Emmy-Award winning international creative agency with an impressive track record including Sydney 2000, Doha 2006, Vancouver 2010, Shanghai 2010 Expo, Doha 2011 and many other projects.
David Atkins OAM - Creative Director
“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.”
Piers Shepperd - Technical Director
"Scott and his team at Auditoria 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!"
David Pierce - Composer and Musical Director
"When I was asked by the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising 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!"
Ric Birch - Creative Director
"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."
Victoria Kelly - Composer and Musical Director
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