VW’s car show booth makes use of Meyer Sound audio products.New York (March 12, 2008)–In recent audio shows around the world, veteran sound designer Bodo Bergmann of Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany-based BB Beschallungstechnik used Meyer Sound’s LCS Series Matrix3 audio show control system and self-powered loudspeakers to help Volkswagen make a splash.
“Before we came across Matrix3, moving audio material with visual objects was much more time consuming, and handling timing was very difficult,” says Bergmann. “We are thoroughly impressed by how Matrix3 has allowed us to move sound to precisely follow the video, lighting and live performances on the Volkswagen booth. It is the perfect solution for us.”
Equipped with Wild Tracks hard disk playback, the Matrix3 system provided Bergmann and his associate, Michael Schwarzer with a flexible structure for source playback, mixing, processing and routing. The system also enabled them to synchronize audio placements with 12 moving LED screens across the booth, including localizing audio according to the images onstage of cars driving from left to right. A CueMixer and a Lemur touchscreen served as the control interfaces for a total of 48 outputs delivered via a range of Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers, including MM-4, CQ-1 and UPA-1P loudspeakers, UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and M3D-SUB directional subwoofers.
Emsdetten, Germany-based Westfalen Sound Schallwand provided the systems for the Volkswagen booth in the Tokyo and Los Angeles shows, while equipment for the Detroit show was provided by Leonberg, Germany-based Sound and Light, and Lüneburg, Germany-based Profi-Musik Handels GmbH provided the system for IAA in Frankfurt.
Westfalen Sound will again provide Meyer Sound systems for the Volkswagen booth in upcoming shows, including the 78th International Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland and Auto China 2008 in Beijing.