The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, where Soundforms designed the shell enclosure and L-Acoustics provided sound technology
USA/France - L-Acoustics has forged a partnership with Soundforms to offer innovative, immersive audio technology to open-air performance spaces worldwide. The mission of the two companies will be to develop creative solutions that combine L-Acoustics immersive sound technology into the acoustic and aesthetic properties of Soundforms Performance Shells. The end result will offer integrators, consultants, and end users coherent, turn-key solutions for open air performance venues that will create exceptional experiences for both audiences and performers.
The two companies first worked together at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, home of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, where Soundforms designed the shell enclosure while the audience enjoys sound technology by L-Acoustics.
“This partnership with Soundforms is an exciting opportunity to bring our L-ISA immersive technology and Ambiance Acoustics system to innovative venues around the world,” says Tim Boot, business development director, acoustics solutions at L-Acoustics. “The combination of our audio solutions and Soundforms’ beautiful looking and beautiful sounding outdoor performance shells will offer audiences inspiring new live experiences.”
Soundforms designs open-air performance enclosures, which provide a high-quality acoustic environment for outdoor music events. Their premium quality staging products offer an exemplary aesthetic and acoustical environment for musicians, audiences, festivals, promoters, broadcasters, orchestras, and sponsors. The acoustics within the Soundforms shell allow musicians to hear themselves and each other more clearly, resulting in open-air performances with significantly increased quality. The shell is designed to project the enhanced sound produced from the performers to the audience, generating a clearer, louder and more reverberant acoustic than can be achieved by using traditional transparent tents.
Mark Stephenson, executive chairman Sound Forms Ltd, says: “As an orchestra conductor, I am all too familiar with the challenges musicians face when performing outdoors. I am thrilled that the Soundforms technical design team is collaborating with the brilliant sound technology experts at L-Acoustics. This promises to be a groundbreaking partnership.”
L-Acoustics Ambiance Acoustics system enables venue acoustics to be tailored precisely to the specific genre and work being performed.
L-Acoustics will work closely with Soundforms and its partners, which include ARUP Acoustics, ES Global, Flanagan Lawrence, and Expedition, as part of a consortium capable of offering all technology required to ‘create outstanding open-air concert venues around the world’.

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