TOKYO, AUGUST 2, 2016 — When Toshiya Homma, prominent Japanese sound designer and CEO of Tokyo-based Flic Pro Co., Ltd., is called on to design the sound for popular musicals in Japan, he turns to Wisycom, designer and builder of the most sophisticated RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production. Homma’s company, Flic Pro Co., Ltd., was established in 1996 to manage sound reinforcement systems in theaters operated by Toho Co., Ltd. all over Japan.
Homma has worked on the Japanese productions of many world-famous musicals, including Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. As an electrical engineering graduate of Tamagawa University in Tokyo, Homma uses his knowledge on a daily basis to design the sound for various types of shows.
In 2015, Toho Co., Ltd. introduced Wisycom systems into the Imperial Theater and Theater Creasion. As the resident sound designer at these venues, Homma has become familiar with and impressed by Wisycom’s products.
“My most recent project, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was performed in four different cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka,” says Homma. “Wisycom has developed digital technology that is flexible in various locations and applications. The flat audio frequency response, from low through high frequency, makes these products a great solution for music-based productions.”
In his typical setup, Homma uses Wisycom’s MTP41S UHF Pocket Transmitters and MRK920 Modular Wireless Microphone Receiver Systems. Depending on the performance, he uses DiGiCo SD7 and SD8 consoles for larger venues, and Yamaha PM5D consoles for smaller shows. Homma also mainly uses Meyer Sound speakers in all the venues he works in.
“The MTP41S is an ultra-compact, yet robust pocket transmitter designed for practical use,” adds Homma. “Recently, there has been an increasing number of microphones with LEMO connectors. The fact that the MTP41S provides a LEMO connector makes my job that much easier. The MRK920 is a great system for any of my productions, as it can handle up to 32 groups of 16 frequencies each. Having these two products in my arsenal enhances my workflow, enabling me to provide the best sound possible.”
Like many sound professionals who move between locations, Homma is thrilled to have equipment he can rely on to transmit clean audio no matter where he is. “Wisycom products simplify my audio transmissions, making it easy to adjust the sound field no matter the production. After using the products on a daily basis, I am fully confident in my Wisycom devices. Every time I switch them on, they provide stability and high-quality audio. I look forward to using them on all my future projects.”
Wisycom is a designer and builder of the most sophisticated RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, renowned for their durability, flexibility, reliability, practicality and cost-effective price points. Wisycom’s design process is driven by attention to detail, customer feedback and ultimate quality, from the selection of components to the manufacturing process, which takes place at the company’s Italian plants. The company prides itself on serving as a technical advisor and partner to every customer. From custom design to evaluation and dimensioning of systems, the Wisycom team stands by its customers through every step of the process. For more information, please visit www.wisycom.com.