Antwerp, Belgium (September 20, 2013)—Belgian audio provider Face Audio was on-hand for this year’s Jazz Middleheim, held in Park den Brandt, August 15-18. Founded in 1969, the long-running festival attracted top names this year, including Tots Thielsman, John Scofield, Anthony Braxton and more to play for the sizable crowd.
Faced with presenting jazz under a reflective tent and around an unusually shaped open-air space, Face Audio covered the area using a Renkuz-Heinz IC Live digitally steerable loudspeakers.
The company took a three-pronged approach to applying the system to the Festival, using a single IC Live speaker and one subwoofer to cover the left side of the audience. Meanwhile, making use of its adjustable speaker positioning, two IC Lives and one subwoofer were used on the right side, placed discretely right next to the event’s LED Screen. Finally, the eating and drinking area was covered by only one IC Live speaker, where, according to a company spokesperson, it was “reaching even the last chair of the last table, where you could listen to all the instruments as if you were at the front stage.”