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Kölner Philharmonie

Opened in 1986, the Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonic Hall) is now a focal point for the musical culture of Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr region. In addition to concerts by two resident symphony orchestras, it hosts jazz sessions, folk and pop concerts, cinema, musicals and children’s events. To amplify all programmes with transparent fidelity, the hall recently installed a Meyer Sound reinforcement system.

Since shortly after opening, the Philharmonic Hall started bringing in Meyer Sound rental systems from third-party providers whenever critical quality reinforcement was required. Typical situations were big band concerts produced by broadcaster WDR, as well as works by modern composers, such as Stockhausen, Eötvös and Kagel, that required clear, linear reproduction of electronic sounds.

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Stereophonics’ second stage sound conundrum

When the Stereophonics added a second acoustic stage to their latest tour performances – accessed via a long thrust from the main performance area – it presented a conundrum to the band’s long-time technical crew: FOH engineer Dave Roden, and rental/production company, Capital Sound Hire.

With lead singer/guitarist Kelly Jones – exclusively on in-ears for the first time – preferring to be as far away from the sub energy as possible, Capital Project Manager Robin Conway set about reworking the traditional broadside cardioid array of Martin Audio MLX subwoofers into something that accommodated these new considerations. The solution was a central cardioid dual-loudspeaker cluster.

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RH beam steering on course at US business school

The Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis was among the first US business schools. Its Knight and Bauer Halls (opened in 2014) offer large tiered and flat classrooms and converging on the Frick Forum, a three-storey glass atrium that hosts town-hall meetings, speakers and other events. Videos, sport events broadcasts and other programming plays on a 16ft rear-screen video system on the first floor. Except for video soundtracks, the accompanying sound system primarily reinforces speech.

Supplying audio to the first two floors was challenging, however, because of the architecture.

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China’s First Club

With ambitions to develop China’s nightclub scene through art, fashion, music, sound, lighting and social sophistication, the Nuochuang Group believes that First Club represents a new brand of nightclub.

The first rule of First Club is to have the best of everything at every level. Nuochuang Group VP Wei and First Club Brand President Wu were agreed on delivering an EDM experience unlike any other and the choice of Clair Brothers sound. ‘Clair Bothers’ audio innovation and excellent service is world-renowned,’ explains First Club General Manager, Feng Min. ‘This collaboration marks the first time that Clair Brothers have produced a speaker cabinet with branding designed specifically by an entertainment chain anywhere in the world.’

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Capitol Studios adds online mixing, mastering and cutting

Capitol Studios, the iconic recording facility located in the historic Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California is expanding the breadth of its services with the launch of its Online Mixing, Mastering and Vinyl-Cutting services.

‘Capitol Studios has an established history of Grammy Award-winning, world-class audio services,’ says Capitol Studios VP/Studio Manager, Paula Salvatore. ‘Our cutting-edge facilities and unparalleled team of engineers are now made available to artists and producers all around the world with these online mixing, mastering and vinyl-cutting services. We welcome you to come experience the very best of the best.’

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