Live Sound

Formerly a silent movie venue when it was constructed in 1926, Shea's Buffalo Theatre just completed an extensive, 18-year, $20 million restoration project that included a comprehensive audio systems refurbishment. The main sound system -- and an additional lobby system where none existed before -- is now Dante-enabled with the use of unobtrusive Attero Tech audio wall plates and a BSS DSP. By using a single Cat5 cable, the theatre was able to eliminate a lot of wiring, termination, conduit, and labor, saving money in the process.

In service since 1914, the Crystal Ballroom is a historic buliding located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Now a live music venue for approximately 1,500 standing customers, the ballroom itself attracts many famous live acts yearly. With the help of a brand new Bose Professional ShowMatch system and Dante audio networking, the buliding's audio system has never sounded better.

Finest Hotel Playa Mujeres is part of a resort chain that provides luxury accommodation, fine dining and other services that create perfect vacation experiences in the Mexican Caribbean. In order to create an extraordinary customer experience, Finest Hotel wanted to install a top-notch entertinment and premier sound system. Working alongside Bose Professional, integrators Estel Engineering designed a digital audio network protocol based on Dante that could easily span the 300 meter distance between hotel buildings.

Faced with the task of upgrading five ten-person conference rooms in CenturyLink's Lousiana-based headquarters, AV installer/designer Singularity Technologies initially sought out Dante and the Attero Tech unD4I-L to reduce wiring requirements to one CAT5 cable. However, integrating Dante went above and beyond by saving them time and simplifying the installation process.

Two of Sun Valley Community Church's five campuses in Gilbert, Arizona recently underwent extensive audio system upgrades to better serve their 8,000 regular attendees and the performers on stage. These upgrades hinged on the KLANG:fabrik audio-mixing system, which integrated seamlessly with the DiGiCo SD8 and SD21 at either campuses and Dante as the common denomenator.

Home of the NBA Thunder basketball team, Oklahoma City’s 581,000-square-foot Chesapeake Energy Arena recently installed a new sound reinforcement system. Seeking sound clarity and coverage as well as system flexibility for an arena that seats more than 19,000 is no easy task, but with Dante providing control and signal routing between the new mixing system, existing DSP, and the Anya loudspeaker arrays via standard Ethernet, the new system couldn't be simpler.

As a four-year public university offering 64 degree programs to more than 5,500 students, Governors State University (GSU), in University Park, IL, has an intensive video mission that encompasses producing thousands of hours of video for media programs and video libraries on behalf of such high-profile publishers as the American Psychological Association. 

To support his new album Children of God, contemporary Christian musician and singer/songwriter Phil Wickham hit the road on tour across North America. The tour's monitor engineer/production manager and front of house engineer/tour manager used Dante-enabled Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for a majority of the successful tour.

Home to NBA's Miami Heat and more than 80 various live events annually, the versatile AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida has been at the forefront of state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for over 15 years. With the completion of the brand new Xfinity Plaza, a 23,000 square foot, outdoor entertainment venue on the east side of the AmericanAirlines Arena, the challenge of installing an AV system that provided the best possible directional sound coverage and quality under a very tight deadline was answered with Dante audio networking.

On June 18 and 19, Premiere Production had the privilege of providing audio production at the Dieu Ngu Temple in Westminster (CA) to welcome the 14th Dalai Lama for two days of compassionate teachings with attendance reaching 10,000. For the special event, Premiere Production brought in a NEXO GEO S12 line array, PS speakers, a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console, and two Rio 3224-D input/output boxes (one used as a stage box, the other for press feeds).

The flexible SSL Network I/O: SDI was recently selected as the core component for broadcasting the 66th FIFA World Congress in Mexico City. Consulting company Evident Productions chose the SSL Network I/O: SDI for its versatility in embedding, de-embedding, and distribution--and it utilizes a Dante Audio-Over-IP network as the source. The project required significant system improvements for the FIFA Congress itself, and involved the challenge of providing the feeds to over 20 international broadcast networks covering the event.

Playing SXSW is a big deal for any band, but if you’ve traveled thousands of miles from another continent, the pressure is only heightened. To give the artists playing the British Music Embassy Showcase at SXSW one less thing to worry about, Cato Music, the production company for the BME, deployed an in-depth audio system that centered around Allen & Heath dLive digital mixers inside the Latitude 30 club.

Crossroads offers live music Thursday through Sunday with dancing on a traditional wooden dance floor and regular appearances by local and national touring acts.  To support its live music, Crossroads recently upgraded its audio system with an Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition digital mixer with an AR2412 AudioRack and AR84 Expander.

Coldplay headlined a jam-packed musical event (with special guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars), and a dozen RedNet D16R AES3 I/Os for Dante™ audio-over-IP networks were deployed, assuring reliable, great-sounding audio.

伦敦 Ministry of Sound 精简了其 Harman 工具和销售网络,包括升级为 Sound Technology 提供的 Soundcraft Vi3000 和 Realtime Rack 插件引擎。

MoS 制片人 Chris Thoms 表示: “我们对 Si2 控制台的一流表现非常满意,不过我们最近一直在寻找屏幕更大的升级版本,以及让巡演工程师操作起来更舒服的平台”。“Vi3000 在大小和功能方面达到了良好的平衡,凭借Studer 技术,其音质也是令人惊叹的。”

Realtime Rack 插件引擎直接连接到 Vi3000 内置的 MADI 接口,MoS 在控制台上安装了一个专有的 BSS BLU-Link 卡,可以让控制台和 BSS Soundweb London伦敦音频网络之间实现 32×32 数字接口,后者也是 Harman Professional 的产品,最近也升级成了 Dante 兼容的 BLU-806 处理器。

Thoms 说: “有了 BLU-806 的 Dante 拖线和 Vi3000 的 BLU-Link 卡,我们腾出了很多输出接口,而且绕过了很多传统的数字到模拟的转换过程”。

这种整合还可以让用户安装杜比全景声音响系统,满足顶尖电子艺术家特定的俱乐部活动演出需要。

Sound Technology 项目组领导人 Ben Todd 补充说:“有了新的控制台和 DSP,我们就能够以简单而优雅的方式扩展现有的系统。这样 MoS 可以在调音台或者已安装的 DSP 装置前控制杜比全景声多点环绕。这样我们就拥有了非常强大和灵活的接口,给 Chris 和团队提供了梦寐以求的更加创新的方法,帮助他们突破界限。”

由于空间有限,游轮内就必须设置有 多功能区域。 随着船只的规模和带宽需求的增长,采用光纤技术来降低成本也非常重要。 现在已经有为更快速的网络开发的更新的协议,比如 Audinate 的 Dante 等,因此不同场所之间的双向音频传输变得更加可靠。对于柏林 TUI Cruises Entertainment 来说,Dante 一直是其所需的网络灵活性的最佳投资之选。

Mans Zelmerlöw 从欧洲最受关注的赛事欧洲歌唱大赛中取胜之后,就开始了全欧和欧洲以外的巡演,宣传他的新专辑Perfectly Damaged. 负责在 Mackie DL32R iPad® 上控制 FOH 和监听的是瑞典梅耶制作公司的 Sebastian Meyer。通过网络 Dante 将两个调音台连接能够以强大而有效的方式给这支五人乐队混音。

West Jordan High School, a public institution located southwest of Salt Lake City, has vastly increased audio quality and optimized flexibility in its main auditorium with a new multi-vendor Dante audio networked solution from Audinate.  Since installing the Dante network, West Jordan High School has enhanced the way it can produce musical concerts, public assemblies and special events for its guests and more than 2,000-strong student body, which includes the largest choir program of any Utah public school.

Since opening its doors for the first time in 2011, the Chill Skybar has become one of the most popular leisure destinations in Vietnam’s largest city. But a persistent issue with noise spillage meant that its audio specification was ultimately deemed to be inadequate – hence the decision to enlist locally-based AV firm DesignLive Technologies to undertake an upgrade.

除了定期礼拜以外,北爱尔兰巴利米纳高柯克长老教会还用作祭祀活动场地,其中许多是针对年轻观众,这在技术上更具挑战性。在过去,这往往意味着要弃用场地内的 PA 系统,而采用其他系统来替代。现在,这些都已经成为过去了,对于内部技术团队来说实在是可喜可贺。

Rat Sound 是巡回演唱会产业的领先扩声专家,在今年春天的科切拉音乐节和随后的驿马音乐节中整合了 Audinate 的 Dante 音频网络。音乐节舞台占地大约 750 x 1200 英尺,面对这一巨大挑战,Rat Sound 选择了 Dante 网络,从而简化了安装过程,并确保 21 个广播位点都能获得稳定可靠的高品质音频。 

The bar for the recent audio processing installation at Marriott’s prestigious Edition Hotel, located in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron district, was undoubtedly set relatively high. Not only did it need to cater to regular DJ sets, it had to accommodate a variety of background music and announcement applications – all with flawless reliability and consistent sound quality.

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents programs that transform lives through exploration and engagement with the arts and the creative process. A significant part of this experience is The Cube, a unique, four-story, state-of-the-art Theater and high tech laboratory that serves multiple platforms of creative practice by faculty, students, and guest artists and researchers from around the world.

The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) celebrated 15 years of their show stopping live performance week at London’s Royal Albert Hall with a high profile line up. West London based rental specialist Entec Sound & Light has been involved as the audio supplier for the event right from the start, and over the years has fine-tuned the sound system to perfection for this prestigious venue. This year, for the first time, Entec distributed signal via its new Dante network.

Benaroya Hall is a purpose-built home for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, but it also hosts lectures, jazz concerts, rock gigs and guest orchestras. The Hall's recently re-drawn DSP infrastructure now facilitates an advanced networking solution: a hybrid Dante-CobraNet installation, sharing the common platform of Symetrix’s SymNet scalable audio routing and processing system.

AV Concepts 是一家企业和娱乐节目制作专业公司,处于技术和创新进步的最前沿,为客户提供卓越的体验。AV Concepts 始终在挑战极限和利用新科技,音频、视频和照明技术在网络上的融合对该公司创造身临其境的体验起到显著作用。 

The world famous 12th and Porter music club located in Nashville, TN has a long-standing reputation as one of America’s legendary venues for live music. Thousands of musicians and bands have played the venue, and new ownership plans for thousands more in the future with major upgrades to return the famous venue to its premiere status after years of losing shows to other venues with recent sound system upgrades. 

The Gravesend Inn is a popular “Haunted Hotel” attraction at the Voorhees Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. New York City College of Technology professors’ John Huntington and Bruce Ellman have supervised the sound design and operation since 2008, and they have most recently found a way to move uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio across the standard Ethernet network built within the Voorhees Theatre.

伦敦的温布利大球场专为足球比赛而设,因此 其音频和视频系统比美国橄榄球的要小。 为了满足 美国 NFL 在英国也能实现完整的多媒体的体验,需要定制设计系统,以适应更广泛使用的音乐和  大量的电视摄像机、灯光、烟火和无线电通信通道的需求。

Founded in 1968, The Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center remains closely tied to the cultural identity of Atlanta, growing as the city has grown. The theatre strives to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Looking to the raise the theatre's audio systems standards, Resident Sound Designer Clay Benning sought out Dante.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. As the site for the world premiere of the highly anticipated Paramount Pictures Star Trek film, the opera house faced the challenge of distributing pristine quality audio for the 1500 people present. The solution included an 80 speaker surround sound system that transported sound on Dante from the digital cinema projectors through a complex network of Cisco switches and amps.

For the tour of Oasis, world-famous rock band from Manchester, UK, Brittania Row Productions needed a high quality digital networking solution that could offer sample-accurate synchronization and sub-millisecond latency to distribute professional quality audio across the whole venue. They found that solution in Dante. 

The Pope was conducting a Mass for 400,000 people at Randwick Racetrack during World Youth Day. The system required long runs between the 70 speaker towers and the front of house. The challenge was to build a cost effective audio networking solution that eliminated the ambient noise typically introduced by long cable runs. With limited set-up time, the designer wanted an easy to setup for a massive audience and deliver a high quality audio experience to everyone in attendance.