Audio News

timax-libraryofvoices-replacementLibrary of Voices gets immersive with TiMax
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Belgium - The installation arm of TiMax Benelux distributors, FACE Projects, has designed and implemented an advanced TiMax immersive audio research resource for the new Auralisation Sound Lab at Alamire Foundation’s newly created Library of Voices.
As an international study centre, the Alamire Foundation has set itself the goal of stimulating, coordinating and conducting scientific and practical research on music and musical life in the Low Countries from the early Middle Ages until 1800. The Library of Voices complements the House of Polyphony already in existence.
Steven Kemland from FACE Projects explains: “In the Auralisation Sound Lab, on the first floor, where polyphonic music is studied, we have installed a self-assembled surround system with no less than 20 speakers."
The first floor Auralisation Lab is strategically equipped for the diverse challenges of multichannel spatial audio manipulation and reproduction of polyphonic multi-voice music. A TiMax SoundHub-S64 object-based dynamic delay-matrix feeds a discreet distributed 20-channel 3D surround system of compact Martin audio CDD speakers driven by Powersoft Ottocanali amplifiers.
The installation allows researchers and visitors to play old polyphonic compositions and, if desired, pick out certain pitches or voices to be heard in an advanced spatially immersive environment.
Using the advanced TiMax PanSpace spatial rendering tools, individual or grouped voices can be readily isolated, highlighted and enhanced. Due to the delay-matrix TiMax spatialisation, multiple source

all-points-east-2019-1Capital and MLA power All Points East
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

UK - For the second year running, All Points East Festival took over Hackney’s Victoria Park, now an established music site on London’s inner-city festival scene despite the density of surrounding houses.
Capital Sound and their Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker array had first proved the viability of the site a decade earlier when demonstrating that the London Electronic Dance Festival and Field Day could deliver sound pressure levels of up to 101dB(A), acceptable to festival goers while reducing offsite levels to 75dB(A), causing minimum disturbance to the neighbours.
The experienced AEG Presents team led by Jim King, and event production company LarMac Live, led by director Ian Greenway, have called on Capital’s expertise and the proven technology of MLA, with its advanced multi-cellular control, many times over the years. And this latest 10-day festival was no exception.
Capital account manager, Martin Connolly, comments: “Field Day and LED provided the original template, and barring minor tweaks to ensure the sound levels conform at the two offsite measurement positions set by [acoustics consultants] Vanguardia, we now have a winning formula.” These positions were 150m apart, one of them being a high-rise tower block.
Capital provided sound for four stages and the VIP area but it was the two main stages - designated the East Stage and North Stage - that saw the deployment of MLA. On the first of the two consecutive weekends that All Points East took place, main stage headliners were the Chemical Brothers, The Strokes and Christine and

 
 
abtttheatre-awardslightingdave-whitehouseRobe & Sennheiser head ABTT annual awards
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

UK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians’ Annual Theatre Awards took place after the first day of the 2019 ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London.
The five awards for lighting, sound and engineering products of the year, widget and stand of the year, were complemented by the announcement of the ABTT’s technician of the year for 2019.
The lighting product of the year went to the Robe T1 Profile. The judges said: “This is a new moving light that has clearly had a great deal of thought put into its development. Robe’s new T1 fixture delivers an immensely useable theatre lantern. It is light weight, quiet and extremely well featured. Of particular note, the scrim function and the brown/blue focus tweak on the hard edge on the PC lens version is a welcome addition to the lighting designer’s pallet.”
Mick Hannaford, managing director, Robe UK, comments: “We are so pleased to win this award, especially as it is from the very people that influenced its conception and who really know their craft. Once again, the ABTT Theatre Show presents us with the best opportunity to address the technical theatre market.”
Sound product of the year went to Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 SK 6212 (see an in-depth technical review of the whole wireless system in LSi June).
The judges said: “Having a discreet belt pack transmitter for radio microphone systems is a g

 
ssllive-v4SSL goes Live with V4.9 release
Monday, 10 June 2019

UK/USA - Following the successful release of the major V4.8 update at the beginning of 2019, SSL has now followed up with the latest Live V4.9 console and SOLSA software.
This release includes a host of feature updates and performance enhancements including the addition of new patch manager for importing and exporting input patches, talkback groups, speed enhancements for scene recalls and routing page navigation, plus numerous other workflow and functionality improvements.
SSL will present the Live V4.9 software release at InfoComm 2019 this week.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
yamahaafc4InfoComm 2019: Yamaha upgrades AFC system
Monday, 10 June 2019

Europe - Yamaha has announced an upcoming upgrade to its iActive Field Control (AFC) acoustic enhancement system.
AFC4, the fourth-generation system, features upgrades in DSP processing and hardware. Yamaha says that when combined with optimally placed microphones and loudspeakers, AFC4 operators can enhance or create any acoustic environment, even in an outdoor or roofless venue.
“By combining our collective knowledge in these areas to develop the new AFC4 system, it is possible to create incredibly natural and immersive acoustic experiences for both audiences and performers,” comments Joe Rimstidt, systems design engineer at Yamaha’s Professional Audio division. “We look forward to the exciting possibilities that the future holds for the AFC4 acoustic enhancement system.”
First released in 1985, Active Field Control was developed in response to the growing number of facilities adopting a multi-purpose use strategy and designed to help venue operators broaden the types of acoustic performance configurations that they could offer. Providing a flexible alternative to more expensive and time-consuming physical renovations, AFC allowed venue operators to quickly configure different acoustic characteristics for a space, without compromising its original sonic performance.
(Jim Evans)

 
trioCharleston nightclub upgrades with DAS
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - Trio, Charleston’s downtown dance club and lounge has a new owner, a million-dollar renovation, and a line-up of internationally-recognised DJs, all of which was unveiled during the club’s grand opening weekend 22-23 March
Renovations include a technologically-advanced light and video production system and DAS Audio loudspeakers throughout. In addition to loudspeakers from the company’s Artec and Ventec product lines, Trio also serves as a ‘proving ground’ for the forthcoming E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio loudspeakers.
iDesign, a Miami, FL-based AV design / build integration firm was contracted to design and deploy the new sound reinforcement systems throughout Trio. Michael Meacham, the company’s owner and lead designer, worked in conjunction with DAS Audio’s national sales manager for installation and nightclubs, John Fiorito, to create the new sound systems. He discussed the project and his reasons for deploying DAS loudspeakers.
“Trio includes an upstairs club, a downstairs lounge, plus an outdoor patio area - all of which totals approximately 6,400sq.ft of space,” Meacham explains. “The upstairs area focuses on a combination of electronic dance music, Top 40, and generally maintains an open format. This club also has several shows each month on Thursday evenings. The downstairs lounge and patio areas have live music also, with the focus being Top 40 cover bands. Because of the emphasis on live music, it was important to deploy loudspeakers that had accurate reproduction and solid dispersion characteristics so that the so

 
 
jamftheatrePablo Centre switches over to Danley
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - The Pablo Centre at the Confluence is a fine arts centre with grand aspirations. Situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the 143,000sq.ft space includes a 1,200-seat proscenium theatre, the 400-seat JAMF black-box theatre, five flexible rehearsal rooms & galleries, and a light, sound, and video production lab, among many other rooms.
One publication described The Pablo Centre at the Confluence as the centre of gravity for a growing orbit of arts and cultural institutions in the northwestern Wisconsin city of 65,000 residents and home to the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. AV integration firm Camera Corner Connecting Point (CCCP) of Green Bay, Wisconsin assisted in the design and installation of the centre’s audio and video systems, which include over sixty Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers powered by Danley’s multi-channel DNA amplifier/DSPs.
The Pablo Center hired Threshold Acoustics, of Chicago, Illinois, to handle the acoustic and sound system design for the two larger spaces in the building - the proscenium theatre and the JAMF black box theatre. They hired CCCP to design AV systems for all the other rooms in the building, as well as the video systems. “The practice spaces didn’t have any particular loudspeaker manufacturer specified, but when they asked us to run the numbers on filling them with products from the proscenium theatre’s loudspeaker manufacturer, it was way over budget,” says Scott Tomashek, director of AV design and engineering for CCCP.

 
modulesL-Acoustics adds more training modules
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - L-Acoustics has expanded its AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Unit (RU) provider status to include two new training modules.
Engineers participating in the company’s Variable Curvature Line Source (3.5 RU) or Loudspeaker System Calibration (3.5 RU) training modules - either at an L-Acoustics location or via a certified provider - will now also be able to receive CTS Renewal Units.
Etienne Corteel, director of scientific outreach at L-Acoustics, comments: “Across the globe, our L-Acoustics training programs are on track to deliver over 6,000 certifications in 2019. Expanding the AVIXA CTS offering to two of our strategic trainings is a mark of quality for the engineers who look to L-Acoustics to provide not only the highest standard in equipment, but also the highest standard in education for the professionals who design, implement and calibrate our systems around the globe.”
Variable Curvature Line Source training teaches systems engineers and designers how to optimise a line source for coverage, SPL and frequency response. It highlights key design parameters for the physical deployment and the electronic settings of a variable curvature line source. This course offers an overview of rational design methodology using Soundvision modelling and simulation software, including an introduction to the new Autosolver tools.
The newly introduced Loudspeaker System Calibration training teaches system engineers how to calibrate a loudspeaker system in a touring, rental or fixed installation project. The course covers bo

 
 
radio-activeRadio Active Designs hosts RF sessions
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - Wireless intercom solutions manufacturer Radio Active Designs will host a daily Radio Spectrum Update & RF Best Practices presentation during this week’s InfoComm 2019.
Taking place at 11am on stand 6161, the event will be presented by the company CTO James Stoffo.
He comments: “As the TV repack and T-Mobile activation begins to wrap up, wireless microphone and intercom operators across the country are finding it particularly challenging to get their jobs done. The radio spectrum shuffle affects all aspects of American culture including live broadcasts, sporting events, houses of worship services and arts and entertainment productions.”
Stoffo will also be presenting an hour-long seminar offered by InfoComm at 8:00am on Thursday, 13 June. This will cover wireless microphone use as well as a spectrum update and best practices.
Radio Active Designs manufacturers the UV-1G wireless analogue intercom. With bodypacks that operate in VHF and a receiver that utilises a mere sliver of UHF, the analogue UV-1G provides the reliability and ease-of-use wireless operators demand.
“We also made sure to design the beltpacks with a rebroadcast side tone to ensure that everyone on the system hears your voice - vital for life safety,” Stoffo adds. “We knew the 600 MHz auction and resulting TV repack was going to prove challenging to wireless operators across the country. Our goal was to provide an intercom system with the same reliability and ease-of-use professionals were accustomed to in a package that would operate outside

 
star-warsL-ISA takes Star Wars to new heights
Monday, 10 June 2019

USA - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . or, to be more accurate, rather recently in Denver, the Colorado Symphony performed Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ full score for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back while accompanying the film’s screening at the 1STBANK Centre in Broomfield.
What elevated this cinematic performance from other popular orchestra/movie pairings - including the Colorado Symphony’s own accompaniment of Star Wars: A New Hope last year - was Clearwing Productions’ deployment of L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology, which delivered a different experience for those in attendance.
Clearwing is no stranger to L-ISA, having been the first North American company to utilise the system, initially for an outdoor Santa Barbara Bowl show with ODESZA, then later at the same venue with Bon Iver. However, this event marked the first time that the production company had deployed this technology for an orchestral event, and it came at the specific request of the Colorado Symphony.
Aric Christensen, who has served as the symphony’s head of audio for the past decade and a half, first heard L-ISA for himself when Lorde’s Melodrama tour stopped at the Pepsi Centre last year. “That was obviously a pop show, but I quickly saw how an orchestra could benefit in terms of being able to accurately represent a massive number of instruments across something much wider than just a traditional left-right format,” he says.
L-Acoustics invited Christensen to the L-ISA studio in Westlake Village, where the FOH engi

 
 
cathedral-stAudac installed in Brussels cathedral
Monday, 10 June 2019

Belgium - The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in Belgium.
It originated as a chapel to honour St. Michael and was built on the Treurenberg hill in the ninth century. In the 11th century, it was replaced by a Romanesque church and in the 13th century, they added two round towers to the church.
In total it took about 300 years to complete the entire church and it was finished in 1519 just before the reign of the emperor Charles V. Since 1962, the church is given the status of cathedral. The towers are each 64m high and the Cathedral is built of stone from the Gobertange quarry, which is located 45km southeast of the city.
Because of the versatile character of the church there was a need for a complete, new audio system that can be used during these different types of events.
It was important that there was a clear sound reproduction in this acoustic difficult architectural form of the cathedral and that the audio speakers would blend in perfectly in the ancient cultural heritage.
With all these factors in mind the installer decided to use 60 Audac AXIR design column speakers each one metre long. They are especially designed for optimal speech and sound reproduction in open areas with high ceilings. This is necessary for the comprehensibility of the priest during the mass service. They also installed 10 KYDO column speakers in support for the remaining spaces.
The complete installation is powered by just one SMQ750 quad-channel power amplifier with WaveDynamics technology.

 
jolenepricehawthornHawthorn names business development manager
Friday, 7 June 2019

UK - Creative technical event production company Hawthorn has appointed Jolene Price, who has joined the company as business development manager.
Price will support the development of new business for Hawthorn’s live event technical production service. Before joining Hawthorn, she held the position of sales, events and marketing director at Rail Media and brings with her over 19 years of experience in sales and events.
Scott Rooney-Ashby, account director at Hawthorn, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Jolene to Hawthorn. She brings a wealth of experience to the position and with her previous experience in the industry, I believe she will be a great asset to the team. Investing in our people is vital to developing the service we provide to our clients and maintaining the extremely high-standards we are renowned for delivering.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
hard-rock-cafe-phnom-penh-3Hard Rock Phnom Penh opens with Audac
Friday, 7 June 2019

Cambodia - In Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the Hard Rock Cafe has opened a two-floor venue in the city’s newly opened Exchange Square building. The Cafe has a capacity of 370 people, including a 75-seat outdoor terrace, a VIP room and a Hard Rock gift shop.
Sonos Libra, Audac distributor in Cambodia, delivered an Audac installation to the cafe for areas such as the Hard Rock shop, the VIP room and the outdoor terrace. In the Hard Rock shop it was very important that the speakers were invisible but still delivered exceptional sound. Sonos Libra decided to install the CELO8 high-end ceiling speakers because of its slim grill design without a border these ceiling speakers blend perfectly into the interior design.
In the VIP room, where intimacy but still exceptional sound quality was important, they have chosen to install a combination of a BASO15 bass reflex cabinet 15” and 2 VEXO8 compact high-power speakers 8”. This combination will provide a powerful and ultimate experience for all the VIP guests.
At the Rock Terrace, there was the challenge of the tropical weather conditions. Six WX802/O outdoor wall speakers are able to stand up to the harsh conditions of the tropical weather conditions whilst ensuring that outdoor customers are not left in silence. The entire installation is powered by 2 EPA254 quad-channel amplifiers and a SMQ500 WaveDynamics quad-channel amplifier.
(Jim Evans)

 
ahmiddlesexuniversity26aidandelaneyMiddlesex University adds dLive
Friday, 7 June 2019

UK - Middlesex University is among the latest educational establishments to invest in an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system, recently installing an S3000 surface in the TV production facilities at its Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries in Hendon, north London.
The university’s Sony-designed facilities were created to give students as close to a real-world learning and working environment as possible. Boasting a double-height main studio and separate main, VT and sound galleries, they are equipped to a standard comparable to commercial studios and see a diverse range of programme creation - including a significant amount of live music production - throughout the academic year.
“When we were looking to replace our existing audio desk, I was considering very ‘broadcast-specific’ options,” Aidan Delaney (technical manager at the faculty) explains. “However, we do such a variety of things here that dLive simply made much more sense. It’s a real chameleon and we can use it for whatever we need, no matter the scenario. It’s incredibly flexible and easy to use - plus the feature-rich specs, including the excellent onboard dynamics, really made it the obvious choice in the end.”
Supplied by Moonlite Productions, the complete dLive system comprises an S3000 (fitted with Dante 64x64 card for multitrack recording of live music sessions) paired with a DM48 MixRack and two additional DX168 AudioRacks.
Delaney adds, “Although it’s a very powerful system, it’s really not difficult to get complete novices up and runnin

 
 
auditorio-citibanamex1Auditorio Citibanamex covered with Elation
Friday, 7 June 2019

Mexico - Auditorio Citibanamex is a live music venue located in Monterrey that has emerged as one of the country’s top concert venues since undergoing an extensive renovation and redesign several years ago. Located in the heart of Monterrey’s Fundidora Park, the venue has a capacity of 8,000 and attracts both national and international artists.
Despite the renovation, the venue stood somewhat unobtrusive in a brush of static white light until last summer when it received a radiant outdoor wash of colour courtesy of company Adimsa, Elation’s long-time partner in Mexico and one of the country’s leading lighting providers.
Adimsa installed weatherproof Elation Professional SixPar and SixBar series luminaires across the outside of the building, high-power, single-lens Pars and battens with RGBWA+UV LED chips that provide an exceptionally broad palette of colours. Some 180 SixPar 300 IP and 24 SixPar 100 IP LED Par lights along with 12 SixBar 1000 IP LED battens were installed at multiple points around the site. Lighting design was by Edson Rivera of Adimsa with lighting programming by Victor Rivera.
All projects of this size have their challenges but nothing that Adimsa could not overcome. The first challenge, according to Rivera, was delivery time. Supply and installation had to happen in a short four-week period, which was a demanding requirement for an installation of this magnitude. Then during the installation itself, it rained for two weeks, which made work more difficult for the installation team but didn’t hamper the IP65-rated lumin

 
nexoNexo and Yamaha stage Experience Days
Friday, 7 June 2019

UK - Nexo will present the Geo M12 mid-size line array in a real-world production environment as part of two roadshow events held in partnership with Yamaha this summer.
Visitors will have the chance to get hands-on with the three-line array systems in the Geo M family: the new Geo 12, the Geo M10 mid-size line array, and the compact Geo M6.The Nexo system set-up will include the PM7 and PM10 Rivage digital consoles, running the Dante audio network.
On 26 June, sound engineers, rental providers and audio installation professionals will get the chance to audition the full range of Geo M high-output line arrays in Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena.
On 3 July, the location is The Mill Rehearsal Studio in Wimbledon, London. This purpose-built production studio has more than 400sq.m. of space, with a trim height of 6m for the line arrays.
Nexo and Yamaha system experts will be demonstrating the systems, and discussing a range of topics including Dante networking, system monitoring with Nexo’s proprietary NeMo tools, and integrating Yamaha consoles with NXAMP powered controllers.
To find out more about the two events and to register, please visit: nexo-sa.com/geo-m12-experience-days
Further Experience Days are currently being planned. These are set to take place in Leeds, Edinburgh and Dublin.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
guy--lee-1-copyAudio Evolution joins the rental sector
Friday, 7 June 2019

UK - A new pro audio company focused on the corporate and special events markets has been launched.
Audio Evolution is the brainchild of the leadership team at live events video specialist Pixl Evolution and will operate as a sister company from the latter’s Hertfordshire HQ.
The pro audio arm has been set up as a response to regular requests from Pixl Evolution’s clients for bespoke audio to accompany video provision. Prompted by this demand, further scoping of the market revealed a clear space for a high-quality audio provider specifically aligned towards the corporate sector.
A £1.1m investment in d&b, Yamaha, Shure and Denon equipment is supported a team of four, able to meet the needs of worldwide corporate events “on any scale”.
Lee Spencer, commercial director at Audio Evolution comments: “Audio Evolution came into being as a direct consequence of market demand and we’ve made a calculated and significant investment based upon a clearly identified need. The touring market is heavily subscribed with rental companies delivering exceptional service but Pixl’s corporate customers have consistently expressed a desire to work with a dedicated high-end audio provider. Audio Evolution is the logical answer to questions raised by the sector.“
Audio Evolution has wasted no time in finding its way to the thick of the action, having recently supplied a leading beauty brand with a system for its immersive event at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery, before heading a short distance east to the ExCel centre to deliver multi

 
wps-1Martin Audio extends Wavefront Precision series
Thursday, 6 June 2019

UK - Martin Audio has announced WPS, the fourth model in the award winning and best-selling Wavefront Precision optimised line array series.
Wavefront Precision evolved the technology and innovation of the MLA series by offering external amplification and scalable resolution. The systems deliver improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, and are “flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible”.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains: “Simply put, the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control is achievable.
“This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than traditional line array, at no extra cost, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that MLA systems provide. Presently other manufacturers are forcing their customers to buy very expensive and fixed amounts of amps to optimise arrays, but with Wavefront Precision the decision on the level of coverage control, and therefore the number of high-powered efficient iKON amps required, is the customer's.”
Following the introductions of WPL (12” LF), WPC (10” LF) and WPM (6.5” LF), WPS (8” LF) is the fourth in the series and is a versatile, state-of-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint.
Designed with Martin Audio’s signature coverage, consistency and sound performance, the flexibility of W

 
 
timax-immersive-omniphonics-at-infocomm2019-wideInfoComm 2019: TiMax and Renkus Heinz get immersive
Thursday, 6 June 2019

USA - At Infocomm 2019, TiMax will showcase ‘an exhilarating sampler’ of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback, in conjunction with a multi-channel immersive sound system of Renkus-Heinz compact, Dante-enabled active installation speakers.
Dave Haydon and Duncan Crundwell from TiMax will present the immersive sampler regularly throughout each day and be available for detailed product and application discussions in Demo Room W221BC.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the new TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer stagetracking system.
The TiMax SoundHub HARDCore FPGA delivers extended delay-matrix scalability and new levels of seamlessly transparent dynamic delay morphing. The power of the new platform is also being harnessed later in the year for a next-generation, fully interactive spatial reverberation system.
The all-new TiMax TrackerD4 provides OSC interfacing to drive not only TiMax SoundHub but also other third-party platforms and also offers PosiStageNet interfacing to lighting and media control systems.
Beyond its theatre vocal-localisation core sector, TiMax has been rapidly growing into a AV, experiential, exhibit and retail installations, handling system management, playback, dynamic immersive spatialisation and showcontrol. Infocomm will showcase examples such as the Atlanta Shuttle Exhibit, Fremont Street Experience, Milan Expo UK pavilion, National Gallery So

 
db-booth3InfoComm 2019: d&b majors on installation
Thursday, 6 June 2019

USA - d&b audiotechnik will announce the launch of a new product class of loudspeaker at InfoComm 2019. Suitable for a variety of mid-size applications, the new product will be on display at booth #6761 and demonstrated in the d&b demo room, W232AB.
The recently announced B8/Bi8 subwoofers will also be found in the booth and in the d&b demo room as part of overall product demonstrations. The ultra-compact subs are approximately 6.7” high, low profile, the B8 maintains high performance to size ratio with a low frequency from 170 down to 43 Hz.
The d&b Soundscape advances the capabilities of sound design over conventional systems in live environments through the use of object-based mixing, room emulation software and the system configuration processing of the DS100 engine. With Soundscape, the listener enjoys a true audio experience and clarity, creating an unprecedented engagement from stage to an audience or congregation for the entire listening space.
In the booth #6761, attendees will get an overview of d&b products and workflow including the KSL line array, along with the new DS20 Milan-based system and DS100 Signal engine that operates as a level-delay matrix processor and is the core component of a Soundscape system when optional software modules are added.
KSL is designed for sound reinforcement needs of any genre, mobile or installed, from large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.
The R90 Touchscreen remote

 
 
community-lvh-900InfoComm 2019: Community double debut
Thursday, 6 June 2019

USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers is exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 and showing two new major product lines. The company will display a wide range of its new and existing products.
Community will be introducing the L Series LVH-900 loudspeaker system, with beamforming technology that addresses the coverage and projection challenges of large venues and stadiums. There will also be demonstrations of the I Series Modular Vertical Array 600 and the launch of ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers.
The L Series LVH-900 Beamforming Venue Horn, combined with Community’s proprietary room prediction software and Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers, precisely tailors the directivity of each loudspeaker, or array of loudspeakers, to meet the sound requirements in any application, says the company. Designed for exceptional performance in large venues, each LVH-900 consists of four 12” LF drivers, three Community M200 midrange compression drivers and four 1.5” HF compression drivers.
The ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are designed to provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any small to medium-sized Community loudspeaker installation. A simple drag and drop user interface enables projects to be quickly created and the included Community loudspeaker library incorporates all the required pre-sets, including loudspeaker-optimised DSP processing and multi-stage protective limiting.
Community is

 
six-the-musical-1Henry VIII’s wives on song with DPA
Thursday, 6 June 2019

UK - DPA’s d:facto 4018V Vocal Microphone plays a starring role in the staging of SIX the Musical - and not just because it conveys the crystal clear audio that sound designer Paul Gatehouse was looking for.
Equally important is the look of the microphone and the fact that it is handheld, which truly conveys the concert-like atmosphere that this popular West End theatre show aims to replicate.
“The d:facto 4018V is a vital part of SIX’s visual imagery because the Queens (the main characters) convey their message using a handheld device,” Gatehouse explains. “The show’s creators, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, wanted to present a unique experience, something that referenced Beyoncé at Roseland. Working with handheld microphones allows us to do that in a very powerful way.”
Written by Marlow and Moss while they were studying for their final year exams at Cambridge University, SIX the Musical is a modern re-telling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. The story is presented as a pop concert in which the wives take turns singing in a bid to persuade the other wives - and the audience - that their time with King Henry was far worse than anyone else’s. It may sound like an odd concept for a musical but since opening at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 it has been a major success and now has an indefinite run at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.
With the exception of one DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone, which is used to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage, the only microphones used on this producti

 
 
party-timeParty time in Genoa with Outline
Thursday, 6 June 2019

Italy - Following last year’s success, in 2019 the RDS Stadium in Genoa again hosted www.elrow.com/en.
Behind the consoles, there were some of the most popular DJs of the moment: Dennis Ferrer, Marc Maya, Milkborg, Toni Varga, Anabel Sigel and Federico Guttadauro, so sound quality played a fundamental role in the successful outcome of the event, promoted by RST Events of Genoa. The audio rig able to meet the requirements of the world-level event was supplied by Show Technologies TM of Recco (Genoa) with an Outline system.
Sacha Bozzo, partner with Show Technologies TM, explains: “For the PA, we adopted a solution we’d already successfully used in the location in question, which comprised two hangs each with 12 Outline Butterfly systems, positioned approximately 10m above the floor and 15m apart, plus two groups of three Outline Mantas modules, stacked left and right and six Mantas modules on front-fill duty.”
PA man Giancarlo ‘Jerry’ Paladini continues: “This type of event, featuring techno music with DJ sets, has reached production costs of tens of thousands of euros, to the point of being comparable with rock concerts with medium/large artistes. Consequently, the performance expected by artistes and promoters from the rigs has increased considerable. Many DJs arrive with their own sound engineer, who has the job of checking the systems’ performance and, if necessary, making any changes to achieve the required results.”
To reduce the space occupied by the 20 Outline DBS 18-2 subwoofers deployed, they were positioned under th

 
liquid-take-tupac-martirBeyond The Road at the Saatchi Gallery
Thursday, 6 June 2019

UK - London’s Saatchi Gallery is hosting Beyond The Road, an immersive exhibition and independent project developed by Punchdrunk creatives Colin Nightingale (creative producer) and Stephen Dobbie (sound designer and creative director).
Presented by Beyond Projects in collaboration with the gallery, Beyond The Road merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film, and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound.
Collaborating with contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers, the exhibition deconstructs a soundtrack by music pioneer James Lavelle (UNKLE), to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience.
Nightingale and Dobbie now seek to reinvent how people experience and interact with music, so it becomes an environment which visitors are free to explore.
Included in the exhibition will be the work of visual designer and multimedia artist Tupac Martir of Satore Studio and Satore Tech. All visual artists invited to participate have been involved in the creative world of Lavelle through soundtracks, music videos and album artwork for The Road: Part I and The Road: Part II/ Lost Highway.
“James’ versatility of knowledge and curatorial ability in the art world is incredible,” comments Martir. “After years of working together on tours, we now have conversations about aesthetics and new technologies. We started talking about the concept about two years ago. Once it became obvious that my idea needed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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