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Meyer Sound CAL Becomes First AVnu-Certified AVB Loudspeaker

b_cal_back_panel_avb_700Meyer Sound has announced that its CAL™ column array loudspeakers are the first loudspeaker products to receive the AVnu certification by AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) devices for interoperability. This certification is the global seal given to devices that have implemented the IEEE AVB standards and passed AVnu Alliance’s rigorous testing for interoperability and compliance. CAL can be heard live at the Meyer Sound stand at the 2015 ISE trade show in Amsterdam.

CAL is widely recognized for setting a new standard for coverage control and sonic precision in steerable column arrays. Now with the AVnu certification, CAL provides seamless interoperability with AVnu-certified AVB devices from other vendors to simplify network implementation for the user, while offering numerous advantages of the open IEEE AVB standards.

For specifiers and integrators, CAL with AVnu-certified AVB streamlines the network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring using industry-standard structured cabling such as CAT5e and CAT6. This introduces unprecedented time and cost savings compared to traditional analog and digital signal distribution, while significantly simplifying network implementation and future reconfiguration. In addition, AVB eliminates shortcomings in legacy proprietary networking solutions and provides precise timing synchronization with guaranteed bandwidth.

“Meyer Sound embraces technology that yields superior audio performance and operating simplicity for our customers,” says Luke Jenks, director of product management at the company. “By aggressively addressing the issue of interoperability through AVnu certification, we have taken an important step to help customers create end-to-end AV networks that are easier to plan and less costly to install.”

The AVnu certification program is conducted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), a third-party testing house that has also worked with the Wi-Fi Alliance and other industry consortia. Other products that have received AVnu certification include the AVB hardware and software reference platform from XMOS, switches from Extreme Networks, and more.

Heard in world-class venues such as California Memorial Stadium, the NFL Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, Musikverein in Austria, and Konzerthaus Berlin, CAL is designed to introduce high vocal clarity in even the most reverberant environments and provide exceptional headroom for music and speech reinforcement. It is offered in three models, each with different power capabilities. All drivers are tight-packed and are individually amplified and processed. CAL’s vertical beam can be angled up or down in one-degree increments up to 30 degrees, while the CAL 64 and CAL 96 models also include beam-splitting capabilities.

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“Top Gear Live” Blazes into Norway with Powerful Meyer Sound LEO and LYON

top gear liveWhen “Top Gear Live”arrived at Oslo’s 15,000-capacity Telenor Arena for three days of adrenaline-fuelled motoring spectacle, LEO-M and LYON™ linear line array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound provided high-impact audio support. “Top Gear Live”is a theatrical adaptation of the popular BBC show, engaging audiences with its trademark blend of quirky humor and rip-roaring car races, stunts, and explosions.

“The system performed perfectly, and the coverage from the LEO and LYON arrays was exceptional in every seat,” says Theis Romme, system designer and audio project manager for Victory Tour Production, principal audio supplier for the shows. “The sound quality of the music tracks and effects supported the visual spectacle, while the vocal clarity brought out the unique personalities of the hosts.”

An elongated, U-shaped audience area was covered by six arrays of eight LYON loudspeakers each. Four arrays of eight LEO-M loudspeakers each were aimed at the end seating areas, with 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements flown in the center of the arena. The fill systems comprised 24 MINA™ line array loudspeakers for front fill and 14 UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers. System drive and optimization came from a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo Callisto 616 AES and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors plus two Galileo 408 processors. A separate cue system for the lighting technician included two MM-4XP loudspeakers and one MM-10 subwoofer.

FOH was mixed on a DiGiCo SD8 digital console, while the hosts used ten channels of Shure Axient wireless microphones with BETA58 handheld transmitters and bodypacks coupled to DPA 4088 headworn microphones. In-ear monitoring was carried over six channels from a Sennheiser SR 2050 wireless transmitter to 30 receivers.

“Top Gear Live” has been on the road since 2008. Hosts for both the live spectacles and the television series—seen by an estimated 350 million viewers in 170 countries—are Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

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Norway’s Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is a Shiny New Showcase for Meyer Sound Technology Solutions

fosnavagThe Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is now the latest and largest showcase of Meyer Sound solutions in Norway. With technology covering concert sound reinforcement, cinema, and active acoustics from a Constellation® acoustic system, the complex is the premium arts and entertainment destination on the Norwegian coast.

In designing the 490-seat Fosnavåg Konserthus, the focal point of the FosnavågCultural Centre, the technology committee had a clear vision to create a high-performance multipurpose space. “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,” says Bjørn Holum, event manager for the Municipality of Herøy and the lead of the technology committee.

Following his first experience with Constellation in Estonia’s Nordea Concert Hall [formerly Nokia Concert Hall], Holum was quickly sold on the system. “When we first entered the hall, I was thinking, ‘This place already has a quite nice acoustic, why does it need digital enhancement?’ Then they turned off Constellation and I was stunned. With Constellation back on, we heard a chamber ensemble and I then had the opportunity to perform on stage. I was fully convinced.”

Fosnavåg’s Constellation system comprises a D-Mitri® digital audio platform hosting the patented VRAS™ acoustical algorithms, while ambient acoustics are sensed by 34 miniature condenser microphones. Early reflections and reverberation are delivered by 19 Stella-4C installation loudspeakers, 40 UP-4XP, 20 UPJunior-XP VariO™, and 32 HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and 10 MM10-XP and four UMS-1XP subwoofers. The loudspeakers are split into two zones to create optimum auditorium acoustics and a virtual orchestral shell around the stage.

Working in conjunction with Constellation is a sound reinforcement system with left and right arrays of 11 MINA™ loudspeakers each and four 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Four UPJunior™ VariO loudspeakers provide fill, and a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor supplies system drive and optimization.

“We’re using Constellation with great success in our events, from unamplified, symphonic concerts, to amplified concerts in combination with the PA system,” says Holum. “Our opening program featured Leif Ove Andsnes playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and Constellation supported both the piano and orchestra so well that even the last row could clearly hear all the details.”

The concert hall also offers a Meyer Sound cinema system anchored by three Acheron® 100 and three Acheron LF screen channel loudspeakers. Using presets in D-Mitri and Galileo, Constellation’s HMS-10 loudspeakers and the reinforcement system’s 1100-LFC loudspeakers are instantly reconfigured to operate in cinema mode. All HMS-10 loudspeakers along the walls serve double duty for the Constellation and cinema systems, a design facilitated by Tom Sæthre of Bright Norway AS. The sound systems were provided and installed by Lillehammer Installation Branch of Bright Norway, with overall supervision by Børre Linberg. The physical acoustics were designed by Oslo-based Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS.

The hall also features all LED lighting, a Midas PRO3 digital audio mixing console and a grandMA2 ultra-light lighting console, while the cinema uses a Christie True 4K digital cinema projector.

In the same complex, a dedicated 90-seat movie theatre equipped with Dolby Atmos is powered by three Meyer Sound Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeakers and four X-800C high-power and two X-400C cinema subwoofers. Immersive audio comes from four HMS-10 and 30 HMS-5 surround loudspeakers. A Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 and a Galileo 408 processor is also installed.

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Meyer Sound CAL at Carolina Panthers’ Stadium: A Clear Solution for Distributed Audio

BOA stadiumHome of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team, Bank of America Stadium has installed 30 steerable CAL™ column array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound to provide exceptional intelligibility for 37,000 fans in its upper deck area. The slender profile of CAL harmoniously blends in with flagpoles, solving an aesthetic challenge in distributed sound systems for sports venues.

“The Panthers’ stadium doesn’t have a continuous lighting catwalk like other NFL stadiums, so there was no place to put the sizeable conventional speakers we would need to cover the upper level without having large clusters up on poles,” says Mark Graham, the system designer and an associate of consultants Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW). “Aesthetically, the clusters would have been a hard sell to the architects and stadium management.”

The proposal of the CAL loudspeakers was a turning point in the system design process, according to Cliff Miller, Carolina Panthers audio director who has been with the organization since 1995. “The CAL loudspeakers were probably the deciding factor in going with a distributed system in that stadium because of their slim profile,” Miller says. “With the CALs, you notice the flags more than the speakers. They look like an integral element of the architecture.”

Thirty CAL 96 loudspeakers are spaced evenly between the lighting towers and configured for a 30-degree downward beam tilt and a five-degree vertical beam spread. The result is uniform, wide-bandwidth coverage to the farthest seats located over 100 feet away.

“The CAL loudspeakers handle everything exceptionally well—not just the announcers, but also music playback, referee mics, and live bands, which the CALs handle easily,” says Miller. “We’re not running them at anywhere near their full potential.”

The Meyer Sound system was provided andinstalled by Minneapolis-based Parsons Technologies, a division of Parsons Electric. The architecture firm for the upgrade was Wagner Murray Architects.

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Meyer Sound Bolsters Product Management Team with Michael Creason and Promotes Ashley Hanson to Design Services Manager

creason hansonMeyer Sound has promoted Michael Creason to the newly created position of Product Manager—System Applications and Training, while Ashley Hanson moves to the Design Services Manager role.

The former head of the design services department, Creason now joins the growing product management group to expand the company’s technical content and training resources. The goal is to give users a broader range of tools to work more efficiently and effectively in loudspeaker system design, rigging, and commissioning.

He joined the Meyer Sound design services department in 2008, following years of theatrical sound design and mixing experience on and off Broadway. In addition to credits that include The Pajama Game and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, he was audio supervisor for Glimmerglass Opera Festival for eight seasons, and designed and mixed a range of productions in the New York City area.

“In my design services work, I have developed a profound appreciation for the input our users bring from their challenges in the field,” says Creason. “I look forward to working even more closely with them in developing effective technical resources that help them achieve better results.”

In her new management role, Hanson leads a design team that works with audio consultants and integrators to create high-quality audio system designs for professional audio, cinema, and other commercial markets.

“Every day is an exciting new day at Meyer Sound,” says Hanson. “One moment you’re helping to improve intelligibility for a church, and the next you’re working on a system for a theme park soundscape or for the Atmos cinema format. Regardless of the project, it’s gratifying to know you’re helping the audience appreciate a show or a film as it is intended to be heard.”

Hanson’s work at Meyer Sound has led to acclaimed listening experiences at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pixar, and the Houston Airport, as well as premium movie screening rooms at Megabox in Korea and the Seattle Cinerama Theatre. Prior to joining Meyer Sound, she served as associate sound designer on Broadway productions including The Book of Mormon, American Idiot, and Impressionism, among others.

Both Michael Creason and Ashley Hanson are based at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley headquarters and can be reached at michaelc@meyersound.com and ashleyh@meyersound.com.

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CP Holiday Trains Raise Money, Food, and Awareness with Meyer Sound

holiday trainThe CP Holiday Trains are spreading the joy of the season—and filling local food banks with donations—across Canada and the northern US. Supported by Meyer Sound systems, the brightly decorated trains draw thousands of people who brave the winter cold to partake in the festivities.

With two separate 14-car trains travelling west across Canada and the US, the Holiday Train program delivers free live music shows in more than 150 US and Canadian communities, encouraging attendees to bring donations for local food banks. As the crowds grew year after year, the organizers decided to look for more powerful and higher-quality audio reinforcement for the 2014 edition.

“The difference the Meyer Sound systems provide is stunning, despite their smaller footprint,” says Randall Prescott, president of Rip Roar Productions in Eastern Ontario, and producer of the trains’ entertainment program for the past 13 years. “I can go to the back of an audience of nearly 10,000 and still hear a crisp hi-hat and punchy vocals that have the whole crowd singing along. It is a marvelous feeling for me, as the shows’ producer, to know that not one person is missing one note, whether in front of the stage or at the far back of the crowd.”

To accommodate crowds gathered on either side of the train, the stage car is a double-sided affair, with a drop-down door and stage extension on each side, and a rotating drum riser in the center. On each side of the car, two loudspeaker stacks comprise one UPQ-1P and UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeaker atop a 500-HP subwoofer. A Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor provides system drive and optimization, and MJF-210 stage monitors augment the musicians’ in-ear monitoring systems.

Each stage car is also equipped with Sennheiser and Shure microphones, and a Behringer X32 digital mixer is set up to allow mixing back in the crowd using a remote iPad control.

“The Meyer Sound system is a remarkable improvement,” says Ken Stone, the Ottawa-based independent audio engineer who helped select the audio equipment. “We’re gaining at least another 150 feet of throw, and we’re not getting near to the maximum level of what the boxes can do. They are little workhorses, that’s for sure.”

The CP Holiday Trains are sponsored by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The artists on this year’s trains include Jim Cuddy, Odds, Roxanne Potvin, Kira Isabella, Tracey Brown, and Home Free. The 2014 Holiday Train program is expected to exceed last year’s donation totals of $2 million and 300,000 pounds of food.

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Concord Pavilion Improves Lawn Coverage with Meyer Sound MICA

concordCalifornia’s Concord Pavilion has completed its first concert season with its new Meyer Sound MICA® line array loudspeaker system covering its 4,570-capacity lawn seating area in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Since installation, the upgraded system has provided pristine, uniform lawn coverage for performances from Journey, The Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, and Chicago to Kings of Leon, Marc Anthony, and Linkin Park.

“Clarity, intelligibility, and transparency are the words we hear most often to describe the new MICA system,” says Steve Paine, technical director of the Concord Pavilion and project manager behind the system makeover. “Patrons have remarked that they can understand vocals far better than before.”

The upgrade to the lawn system comprises 27 MICA loudspeakers positioned in seven arrays across the lawn, while four JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and two UPA-1P loudspeakers provide additional fill. A Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo Callisto 408 array processor provides system drive and alignment, while a Compass® RMS™ remote monitoring system communicates loudspeaker performance data.

“The MICA system is truly small but mighty,” Paine says. “It’s very easy to control and seems impervious to distortion, no matter how hard we drive the gain.”

The arrays have also made a positive impression on touring acts throughout the concert season. “Artists and sound engineers are pleased to see this new, state-of-the-art sound system when they arrive at the venue,” reports Paine. “It demonstrates to them that we care about our patrons, and about how we represent the artists who play our venue.”

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Concord Pavilion has been a Bay Area mainstay since 1975. The 12,500-capacity venue is owned by the City of Concord and operated by Live Nation.

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With Meyer Sound LEO and LYON, Judas Priest FOH Engineer Gets Headroom, Weight Savings, and Clarity

judas priestFor British metal legends Judas Priest’s world tour, FOH engineer and production manager Martin Walker has selected LEO-M and LYON™ linear line array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound’s growing LEO Family of products. With the power and linear response of both products, the crew can easily adapt the system for a wide range of venues, which includes casino showrooms, arenas, large theatres, outdoor amphitheaters, and festivals.

“The response of the system is pretty seamless, whether going from main LEO arrays to LYON side arrays, or going from a main LEO hang in an arena to a LYON hang in a theatre,” Walker says. “You turn on the PA and there’s really no difference to worry about. The headroom is there, the weight saving is there, and the clarity and fidelity are there. It’s a great system with either box out front.”

The main and side arrays for the tour are assembled from the tour’s full inventory of 28 LEO-M and 32 LYON loudspeakers and 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Twelve M’elodie® line array loudspeakers are deployed as fills, and a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 AES and six Galileo Callisto 616 array processors handles drive and optimization. For onstage foldback, monitor engineer Brad Johnson mixes the band on 10 MJF-212A stage monitors and side-fill stacks of three JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and two 700-HP subwoofers per side. The system is supplied by UK-based Major Tom Ltd.

“I try to recreate a total experience of the band,” says Walker, who mixes behind a DiGiCo SD7 digital console. “I want a loud sound with full bandwidth, warmth, and depth, a sound that really brings the band to life. With LEO and LYON, I can realize that, every night.”

Steel Panther opened the North American leg of the tour. Judas Priest’s last world tour in 2011-2012 was supported by a MILO® line array loudspeaker system.

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Oliveto Restaurant and Cafe Collaborates with Meyer Sound to Create Exceptional Dining Experience

olivetoOliveto Restaurant and Cafe, the innovative, Italian-inspired dining destination in the heart of Rockridge in Oakland, unveils a new look – and sound – this week. Addressing the industry-wide issue of noise pollution in restaurants, Oliveto has found the perfect balance in its new partnership with Berkeley’s pioneering Meyer Sound, installing a state-of-the-art acoustic solution in addition to making enticing aesthetic changes as part of the restaurant’s first major renovation in 18 years. At the same time, the Meyer Sound system allows the restaurant to advance on its soon-to-launch Oliveto Commons, an ongoing series of classes, panel discussions and workshops focused on food policy issues, producers, cooking techniques, and wine and spirits.

Led by owners and founders Bob and Maggie Klein, Oliveto’s renovation speaks to the 28-year-old restaurant’s deeply ingrained curiosity and drive for continual innovation and improvement. Oliveto’s commitment to the local community, environmental stewardship, and sustainability parallels their commitment to providing everything necessary for a profoundly gratifying customer experience, making the partnership with Meyer Sound a logical next step.

“We think it’s a good time to step out of the crowd of the current restaurant scene,” said Bob Klein. “When we decided to make sound management a top priority in our renovation, we wanted to go with this extraordinary company that thought deeply about a problem, took no short cuts, and is truly innovative.”

Known for creating impeccable listening environments, from Cirque du Soleil to UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, Meyer Sound has tailored its groundbreaking Constellation and Libra systems for Oliveto — the second restaurant to employ this unique acoustic management technology — to seamlessly transform the dining experience.

Employing visually striking Libra acoustic panels, as well as patented algorithms, microphones, and small loudspeakers distributed throughout the upstairs dining room, the Meyer Sound system shapes the sonic ambiance of the space to ensure consistently comfortable conversations. With the touch of an iPad screen, restaurant staff can choose the optimal aural properties for the time of day, type of event, and occupancy. Guests on any side of a table – large or small – can be heard clearly and without interruptions or distractions from background noise or voices from other tables. With Libra and Constellation working seamlessly together, Oliveto has created a truly multi-sensory experience that sets the perfect tone for conversation and connection, while maintaining the all-important buzz of an exciting, busy restaurant.

Deborah O’Grady’s mural-sized, high-resolution photographs of olive and oak trees (which are printed on the large absorptive Libra acoustic panels) are the cornerstones of Maggie Klein’s interior renovation. Additional enhancements include a mixture of modern elements and the natural world, with deep grey walls that fall into the visual background; dramatically lit, large native California tree branches; a new bar crafted from orchard walnut trees; new carpeting and chairs, and artwork from Pt. Reyes painter Susan Hall.

About Oliveto Restaurant & Cafe

Oliveto is a renowned restaurant and cafe in the heart of the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland, serving innovative, Italian- and northern Mediterranean-influenced California cuisine. Founded by Bob and Maggie Klein in 1986 with the simple intention of bringing the distinctive flavors of the northern Mediterranean to California, Oliveto has been a Bay Area leader in sourcing the best seasonal, sustainable, and local ingredients through a network of passionate purveyors, and was an original restaurant pioneer of the whole animal movement for the region. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jonah Rhodehamel, Oliveto offers house-cured salumi, handmade pastas created with specially milled Community Grains flours, and sustainable fish, exceptional seasoned produce and foraged plants available no where else. Since Chef Rhodehamel’s arrival in 2010, Oliveto’s special dinners, like the Tomato, Truffle, Oceanic, and Whole Hog dinners, have taken on a new character and elevated quality.

The wine list at Oliveto is a direct product of relationships with the best traditional producers and vineyards, and is comprised primarily of Italian wines, with the addition of select wines from France, Spain, California, and Oregon. It proudly features classic and lesser-known producers, as well as a one-of-a-kind aged-wine program, comprised primarily of older vintages of Barbaresco, Barolo, and Brunello. The cocktail program at Oliveto is centered on the same values as the kitchen and features housemade bitters, tinctures, and syrups, along with nearly a dozen rotating housemade cordials that change seasonally.

With both the 104-seat upstairs dining room, which offers exquisitely prepared food in a fine-dining atmosphere, as well as the warm and bustling 36-seat cafe downstairs, Oliveto is at once a special occasion destination and a neighborhood spot that appeals to a local, sophisticated, and well-traveled Bay Area audience.

Oliveto Restaurant & Cafe is located at 5655 College Ave., Oakland. The upstairs restaurant offers lunch and dinner, while the cafe downstairs offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. For reservations in the restaurant, please visit OpenTable or call 510-547-5356.

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Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall with Meyer Sound LEO

berlinTo commemorate 25 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel led rock legend Peter Gabriel and the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra in a celebratory spectacle that drew more than 100,000 people to the Brandenburg Gate. To provide utmost clarity for the music and speeches at this monumental milestone, the event organizers chose the most powerful loudspeaker technology available today—a Meyer Sound LEO® large-scale linear reinforcement system.

“LEO has a slim profile, yet it has a massive sound and incredible output,” notes Marcus Mechelhoff, production manager for Berlin-based event management company mediapool, who designed and coordinated all lighting, video, and pyrotechnics for the event. “It was the perfect tool for every requirement. Speeches were clearly heard everywhere, while rock, pop, and classical music were perfectly reproduced. I received only positive feedback about the sound quality from the FOH engineers for very different musical artists.”

To cover a crowd spread across a 150-by-500-meter area, four arrays of 12-each LEO-M line array loudspeakers and 34 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements were configured. Four delay towers comprised a total of 16 MILO® and 16 MICA® line array loudspeakers, with 12 UPQ-1P loudspeakers as near fills. Twelve MJF-212A stage monitors and 12 CQ-1 and four UPA-1P loudspeakers provided onstage foldback. A Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo AES 616 and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors supplied system drive and optimization.

Sound system configuration and equipment supply were handled by POOLgroup of Emsdetten, Germany, a full-service production provider that has supported other high-profile events including two German visits by President Obama and a G8 Summit.

“With such a massive crowd, LEO’s extraordinary long-throw capability was much appreciated by the production,” says Tim Humpe of POOLgroup, who served as project manager for the event. “LEO once again proved to be the ideal solution for a high-caliber multimedia event.”

POOLgroup also provided a DiGiCo SD7 and two Soundcraft Vi4 digital mixing consoles, 16 channels of Shure UR4D wireless microphones systems with KSM9 handhelds, and 14 channels of Shure PSM 1000 in-ear monitoring.

Audio reinforcement specification for the tender was commissioned by mediapool to Ivo König and Til Schwartz from Berlin’s IT AUDIO. Schwartz also served as audio coordinator for the worldwide television broadcast.

As part of the program, Peter Gabriel sang David Bowie’s “Heroes” in front of video footage showing the fall of the wall, and the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra with conductor Daniel Barenboim performed “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The ceremonies also included speeches by Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, former Polish trade union leader and president Lech Walesa, and Mikhail Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union.

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