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Polish cultural immersion

Seeking to increase its tourist offering and educate people on the history and culture associated with Poland’s Bieszczady Mountains, the local government wanted to ‘transcend static displays often found in museums, instead creating something more of an experience or can’t-miss destination’. The outcome is the Bieszczady Cultural Heritage Center.

Known locally as Bieszczadzkie Centrum Dziedzictwa Kulturowego, it occupies the site of a former refinery, and includes multimedia rooms, exhibition zones and a concert hall. However, the primary attraction is an audiovisual show exploring multiculturalism, nature, the age of oil and the economic development of the Bieszczady Mountains presented in a virtual reality experience.

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Sony Music opens latest 5020 Studio in Madrid

The culmination of an intensive five-month building project, Sony Music’s new 5020 Studio Madrid is open – a four-studio recording complex and creative centre equipped throughout with PMC monitor loudspeakers.

The largest new studio complex to open in Europe in recent years, this is the latest addition to the Sony’s 5020 Studio brand and joins 5020 Studio Miami and 5020 Studio Mexico City. As well as promoting collaboration between Spanish and Latin artists, 5020 Studio Madrid also aims to build cultural and creative bridges between Europe and Latin America.

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The RadioPhonic to be offered to modular fans

UK-based modular synthesiser company AJHSynth has been commissioned by Hans Zimmer to custom build The RadioPhonic, a one-of-a-kind supersynth that will take centre stage at a new sound studio being created on the original site of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at London’s Maida Vale Studios.

The studio is part of a multi-million-pound refurbishment following the sale of the complex to a partnership that includes Zimmer – who has now given the green light to AJHSynth to produce a limited number of further RadioPhonics, the first of which is being launched at Superbooth24 in Berlin,

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Vienna’s mdw installs Lawo audio production console

Among the largest music universities in the world, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) operates more than nine locations across Vienna, with courses for various instruments, conducting, music education, performing arts and audio engineering.

Recently, the university and Lawo collaborated on the installation of a Lawo mc²56 MkIII audio production console with the A__UHD Core in the mdw’s Tonregie 1 studio, which is now being used to both train students and for daily productions.

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First pairing for L-Acoustics’ L-ISA and L Series array

Among the most exciting acts currently on the Italian music scene, Coez & Frah Quintale’s album Lovebars recently saw them selling out arenas throughout the country. They chose to use immersive audio for the shows, pairing L-Acoustics’ L-ISA spatial audio with the L Series line array for the first time.

‘The use of L-ISA was a huge upgrade in terms of spatialisation, focus, sound impact and sound definition,’ says Sound Designer Valerio Motta, who worked to help adopt the two technologies. ‘Adding L Series was the icing on the cake. L2 is a huge advance in many ways – small footprint, easy to rig and low weight which is crucial for several hangs in an immersive configuration.’

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