Schlagworte: Acoustics

Perfect Cave Acoustics with Fohhn Beam Steering Systems

Fohhn

Balve Cave in western Germany definitively broke into the public consciousness with Die Fantastischen Vier’s MTV Unplugged concert in 2000. The cavern might be an extraordinary backdrop for musical events, but it can be a real challenge for sound engineers. That didn’t stop Fohhn creating perfect acoustics for the recent episode of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (Germany’s version of Pop Idol) set in the incredible natural arena.

The Latest Jewel in Norway’s Cultural Crown

Norway’s

Concert hall, cinema and multi-purpose venue: Fosnavåg Konserthus on the Norwegian coast can now be counted among the top addresses for the arts and entertainment. This is in no small part thanks to its top-quality Constellation Acoustic System provided by Meyer Sound, which raises the sound quality in the auditorium to new heights of acoustic excellence.

“We wanted a perfect room for acoustic music and a perfect room for amplified music, but with conventional physical acoustics we couldn’t have both,” said Bjørn Holum, event manager of Herøy municipality and head of the technology committee. So he turned to Meyer Sound’s Constellation System.

Behind the Scenes: 90 Years of beyerdynamic

beyerdynamic Kopfhoerer

It all began with the ‘talkies’: in 1924, electrical engineer Eugen Beyer founded his own company in Berlin, laying the foundations for one of the world’s leading producers of headphones, microphones and conference systems. Beyerdynamic can now look back on a 90-year history marked by historic successes, including producing audio equipment for stars like ABBA, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Udo Lindenberg.

Technology of the Stars: Rolling Stones Rock Adam Hall

Rolling Stones Kabelserie für Adam HallWhether in the studio or on stage: The Rolling Stones are one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Songs like “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction“, “Angie“, “Gimme Shelter“, and “Paint It Black“ elevated them to music Olympus. But they couldn’t have done it without the right equipment. So it’s no surprise that The Rolling Stones have brought out their own line of cables for microphone and guitar in cooperation with Bravado and audio manufacturer Adam Hall (based in the town of Neu-Anspach close to Frankfurt).

Adam Hall is a frontrunner in the audio and events industries. Prolight + Sound 2014 was another opportunity for them to present their latest products, including customised flight cases, the DAVE 18 G3 compact speaker system from LD Systems, and two new Audac power amplifier ranges.

Technology of the Stars: Fohhn makes Bobby McFerrin happy

Bobby McFerrin Gewandhaus-Leipzig-Fohhn

Bobby McFerrin’s number one hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” brought the American singer, musician, and conductor to the world’s attention. A ten-time Grammy winner, he can even imitate instruments with his unmistakeable voice. And he was also a guest at the recent 15th Leipzig International Festival of Vocal Music, appearing with his seven-man a cappella group in the Gewandhaus concert hall. The critically-acclaimed artist received technical backup from Fohhn Focus Modular systems.

SHOWTECH goes Prolight: Aaand Action!

SHOWTECH

SHOWTECH is going to be represented for the first time at next year’s Prolight + Sound 2015. The PLS team has asked Regine Hergersberg, managing director of Germany’s ‘The Filmmakers’ Federal Society of Film Industry Associations (Die Filmschaffenden – Bundesvereinigung der Filmschaffenden-Verbände e.V.what we can expect at Messe Frankfurt between April 15th and 18th 2015.

Why should the film industry be represented at the Frankfurt Trade Fair?

Regine Hergersberg: Film is a multidisciplinary affair, one not quite like any other form of creative expression. All the areas of expertise that are combined in the production of a film are intertwined and dependent on each other. This is what ‘The Filmmakers’, as the umbrella organisation for the film and TV industry, is presenting at PLS, this connection between technology, creativity, and organisation.

MAYDAY Dortmund: Electrifying Meyer Sound

Meyer Sound auf der MAYDAY Full Sense

MAYDAY has been a genuine electronic music institution since 1991, attracting tens of thousands of music fans who make it Germany’s biggest indoor rave. On the last weekend in April this year, it was that time again: more than 21,000 partygoers packed into Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle 1. The motto of MAYDAY 2014: Full Senses. Visitors were able to enjoy star DJs like Fedde le Grand, Paul van Dyk, Maguai, Sven Väth and Sander van Doorn with all their senses – not least thanks to a perfect technical set-up by Meyer Sound. Meyer Sound had already received an enthusiastic response to its brand new LYON loudspeaker system from visitors to Prolight + Sound 2014 at Messe Frankfurt - and they were able to show just how much their latest product has in its locker under live conditions just a few weeks later at MAYDAY Full Senses. “The sound was clean, clear, crisp, and had acres of headroom,” said Bernd Görgen, co-manager of Wiesbaden’s schokopro, the full-service-provider for sound, light, video and SFX which also made a noteworthy contribution to the event.

Kling & Freitag at the PLS: “Sound is our passion”

Kling & FreitagThat is the name of the game at the Hannover audio manufacturer, Kling & Freitag. “Whether in the symphony hall or in a stadium, at classical or rock open air festivals: It’s not what you present, but how you present it. To feel, you must hear! If you want to listen, then you have the right to an unforgettable sound experience,” is written on their website. And using this motto Kling & Freitag developed their products. From March 12 to 15, 2014 they will be showing their newest developments at the Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt. Lars Heinrich, director of sales and marketing, told us what the visitors can be excited about.