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Mid-Autumn Festival Party

The hometown of Confucius, Qufu is also home to the Nishan Holy Land commemoration site and cultural heritage destination. Recently it hosted the Mid-Autumn Festival Party for the China Media Group centred on a 60m-wide stage and large set served by an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon LR28 larger-format line array system.

With an audience of 5,000 seated in an arena 80m wide by 100m deep, several audio challenges faced the event’s audio director Liu Yibin – lead sound engineer for China Central Television (CCTV) and chief sound engineer for the event – Mr Xu. Because of the arena’s size, the FOH system had to be positioned and aligned very accurately. The festival site was also close to Mount Ni and the Nishan Reservoir, meaning strong breezes and changing humidity could cause problems with the sound.

Alsmeer

The community radio station for the town of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands, Radio Aalsmeer installed a new mixing console and virtual radio software solutions from Lawo in its on-air studio. The move to digital working now uses a 16-fader Lawo crystal surface powered by a Compact Engine.

Value played a large part in the selection of crystal, according to Lennart Bader and Niels Tenhagen, self-employed broadcast professionals who began their respective careers volunteering at Radio Aalsmeer. Funds for the renovation came from generous donations by Rabobank and Schiphol Airport, so a keen eye was kept on costs.

Björk’s Cornucopia

Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural centre The Shed, using a full 360° d&b audiotechnik Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. As an integral part of the performance design. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating stunning visuals, intricate stage movements and a fully integrated immersive sound design, made possible by the d&b Soundscape.

Beginning sound design conception in a studio in Iceland, the production has progressed through production rehearsals in the Backstage Centre, London, to The Shed in New York City. Cornucopia’s sound was designed by Björk and FOH engineer John Gale, supported by Southby Productions, and Steve Jones from d&b.

The Shed

Located on Manhattan’s West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue, The Shed is New York’s latest arts centre, dedicated to commissioning and presenting new work from artists from all genres, including Steve McQueen, Steve Reich, Trisha Donnelly, Anne Carson, Ben Whishaw, Renée Fleming and Björk.

For its recent opening, Specialized Audio-Visual Inc (SAVI) engineered and installed a d&b V-Series line array in The McCourt, venue’s largest space in the Bloomberg Building. ‘The d&b sound system plays a daily role as a tool for The Shed’s technical staff to help the artists create the desired performer-audience connectivity, help the performers achieve their artistic goals and provide unique ways for an audience to realise the best in democracy for listeners,’ says SAVI President, Michael Cusick.

Lock, Stock and Barrell

Located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) community, the Rixos Premium Hotel has recently installed an extensive audio system from Pulse Middle East to serve live music and regular DJ sets. Key to the install are TW Audio loudspeakers and amplifiers from Powersoft.

The project covers five of the hotel’s outlets, including the lavish Azure Beach Club, Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes and Luigia Italian restaurant, which are all operated by Sunset Hospitality. The remaining venues – Lock, Stock and Barrell (LSB) and STK Steakhouse – are operated by Solutions Leisure. With bands performing live on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and DJs on other evenings, the audio system is configured to cater for both. 

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