Live Sound

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.

AV Concepts, a corporate and entertainment event production specialist, remains on the cutting edge of technological and creative advances to deliver outstanding experiences for their customers. As a company that is always pushing the envelope and leveraging new technologies, the convergence of audio, video and lighting technologies on the network plays a significant role in how AV Concepts creates immersive experiences. 

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.

London's Wembley Stadium is designed for soccer matches, and thus contains a much smaller audio and video system than is required for an American NFL Football experience. In order to bring the full multi-media experience of American NFL Football to the UK, a custum-designed system was required to accomodate the greater use of music and a larger number of television cameras, lighting, pyrotechnics and radio communications channels.

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.