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PINBALL WHIZZING: SPATIAL THEATRE AUDIO

PINBALL WHIZZING: SPATIAL THEATRE AUDIO

Immersive audio is making headway into musical theatre. Musical theatre would seem ripe for the immersive audio picking. Productions are often holed up in cranky old theatres for months on end, where acoustics aren’t always great, and sound designers are always looking for an edge. Astro Spatial Audio is a package that takes care of
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September 25, 2018 Projects, Technology

L-ISA: FRENCH REVOLUTION

L-ISA: FRENCH REVOLUTION

L-Acoustics pioneered the last major reinvention of the PA, now it’s confident it can do it all again. Text:/ Mark Davie L-ISA isn’t even technically on the market yet, and Guillame Le Nost, L-Acoustics’ Director of R&D on L-ISA, is already referring to stereo PA deployments as “the way it used to be”, “traditional”, and
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September 25, 2018 Projects, Technology

MEYER IN THE RIGHT SPACE

MEYER IN THE RIGHT SPACE

Meyer Sound’s Steve Ellison is set to take what they know from Constellation into a live sound context. Interview:/ Christopher Holder In most regards Meyer is way ahead of the immersive audio tech curve. Constellation does something truly amazing — combining dozens of measurement microphones that ‘sample’ the space, feeding the monumentally powerful (288×288) D-Mitri
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September 25, 2018 Technology

EXPLORING THE SOUNDSCAPE

EXPLORING THE SOUNDSCAPE

d&b’s Ralf Zuleeg talks about the beauty of ‘what you see is what you hear’. Interview:/ Christopher Holder Ralf Zuleeg is d&b’s head of Sales Services & Application Engineering. If Soundscape is anyone’s ‘baby’, it’s Ralf’s. Ralf Zuleeg: For d&b, it was a case of ‘what would be the next loudspeaker?’ With GSL, we have
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September 25, 2018 Technology

WELL OILED MACHINE

WELL OILED MACHINE

No expense spared, one-off event in the UAE.  Text:/ Christopher Holder The UAE celebrates its National Day (when a bunch of Gulf States unified to create the UAE) with a variety of cultural events, military parades, and unimaginable quantities of fireworks. A formal VIP presentation at the most recent 46th National Day last December switched
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September 25, 2018 Projects, Technology

MORE IS MORE: IMMERSIVE AUDIO

MORE IS MORE: IMMERSIVE AUDIO

Text:/ Christopher Holder Thanks to L-Acoustics’ L-ISA and d&b’s Soundscape making headlines, it really feels like immersive audio’s time has come. Immersive (or ‘spatial’) audio has been around a while. Ambisonics bubble of 3D sound was first in development in the ’70s for example. But now the conditions are right for immersive audio to take
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September 25, 2018 Technology

Trading Places

Trading Places

UWA Trading Room Learning Space. The University of Western Australia’s Trading Room is a purpose-built teaching environment that takes students from out-of-date text books into real-time data. The room can seat 45 students. Students can work with live real-time Bloomberg terminals and view live Foxtel feeds. All seated positions have sight lines to directive content
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August 23, 2018 Products

WEST IS BEST?

WEST IS BEST?

Perth’s Optus Stadium is off-the-hook amazing. Text:/ Derek Powell Perth Stadium, or now, Optus Stadium, thanks to a rumoured $50m naming rights deal, is Australia’s newest major sporting venue and the third-largest sporting stadium in the country by capacity, with 60,000 seats. The facility, owned by the Western Australian State Government, was officially opened on
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August 21, 2018 Products

IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

Media in a 4K* World Text:/ Derek Powell The era of 4K* hardware is upon us. In the commercial audiovisual sphere, it is getting hard to buy a display screen, switcher or distribution system that is not 4K* rated. Every TV manufacturer is pushing Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K* screens as the replacement for what
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April 13, 2018 Industry, Technology

VIVITEK DK8500Z

VIVITEK DK8500Z

4K Single-Chip DLP Laser Projector Review:/ Christopher Holder This is a 4K Special Issue, so it’s only fitting we bring a 4K installation projector in for questioning. Easy? Not so much. There are very few commercial 4K projectors on the market. Vanishingly few.  Since some 12 months ago there have been a smattering of 4K
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April 13, 2018 Products, Reviews