Tonkraftwerk is a unique little training center in the center of Europe. Situated directly at the market square of the medieval town of Vöcklabruck, on the edge of the alps, Tonkraftwerk draws clients from all over Europe. Some even traveling from as far as India and Canada. We have been an Avid Learning Partner since the start in 2014, our clients are mostly industry professionals that want to increase their efficiency, learn and implement new workflows and increase their marked value. Taking a course at Tonkraftwerk is an experience. We have a classic synth corner, and many different configurations of Pro Tools systems and a relaxed atmosphere. People like to hang out in the Studio and most course days end with a couple of hours of exchanging ideas and connecting with other audio professionals. We limit the number of attendees to 6-8 (depending on the course) so that we have enough time for questions and discussions.
Since a lot of our clients have been asking about Dolby Atmos we have been looking to upgrade our setup to a 7.1.4 configuration. We spent a lot of time searching for a speaker solution that would meet our demands. Because of room dimensions, speaker size was an important factor, we also knew we wanted the speakers to have enough extension into the bass range. And we needed some kind of mounting solution for the ceiling speakers.
The Fluid Audio FX80 coax design makes for a very compact speaker that plays all the way down to 35 Hz. They sound great throughout the frequency range but the mid-range is what set these speakers apart from others in the price range. A precision tool for editing and mixing. The feature that caught our attention was the mounting holes and very clever speaker mounts that lets us hang the speakers and very finely adjust the angle in all directions.
Our speaker setup is a 7.1.4 configuration. Think of it as a standard 7.1 surround speaker configuration with the addition of four ceiling mounted speakers which makes for a compact Dolby Atmos setup. We have 11 x FX80 and 1 x FC10S subwoofer.
Anders Motz is the founder of Tonkraftwerk
He grew up in Sweden and graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2002. In the same year he started teaching at the department of Music and Media Production at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 2010 he became a Certified Pro Tools instructor and in 2014 he moved to Austria to start Tonkraftwerk, a Professional Avid Learning Partner – delivering Pro Tools courses from fundamental to expert level in both Music and Post production. He is also a lecturer at the Science of Media department of University Siegen, Germany. When he is not busy teaching Pro Tools, music or audio production, Anders is working in audio post production, He has written and produced music for many short films and for commercials like Volkswagen and Eucerin.