Paris, France (November 4, 2016)—Amadeus Labs, under acoustician Michel Deluc, co-founder and R&D Manager for Amadeus brands, recently completed a new install and acoustical design project for the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall studios.
The project recently re-designed both of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall’s studio control rooms and their main monitoring system. Amadeus Labs collaborated with the studio’s sound engineers, while continuing to work alongside Jean Nouvel, the Philharmonie de Paris’ very own architect and designer.
The Philharmonie de Paris’s design, ergonomics and acoustics were devised by Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics and Sir Harold Marshall from Marshall Day Acoustics. “The acoustics I design aggregate a lot of techniques I acquired, imagined and developed during the last 30 years for various complex spaces,” said Michel Deluc. “This specific project required an acoustical response combining high clarity, great intimacy and depth, echoing the choices Yasuhisa Toyota and Sir Harold Marshall made for the Grande Salle.”
The main Philharmonie de Paris rehearsal room hosts not only public orchestra rehearsals, but also pre-concert events, conferences and chamber music/amplified music concerts. The ‘Studio Salle de Répétition’ is equipped with a tailor-made acoustical treatment, very similar to the treatment used in the ‘Studio Grande Salle’. Each studio is equipped with a unique Surround monitoring system, made up of five Amadeus Philharmonia speakers, along with an Amadeus ‘ML 15 D’ subwoofer.
Equipment used in the acoustic system developed by Amadeus Labs for the ‘Studio Grande Salle’ included an Amadeus Labs-designed Helmholtz resonator, placed in front of the room, to control sub-bass frequencies; Amadeus Labs-designed diaphragm-based resonator, placed in front of the room, including two low-Q subsets [the first is tuned to 100 Hz, the second to 56 Hz]; and dual Amadeus Labs designed hybrid diffusors, placed on the sides of the room, including three nested subsets (diaphragm-based resonator, wide range absorber, diffusor), treating the frequencies between 200 Hz and 1,000 Hz.
There are also three Amadeus Labs-designed diaphragm-based resonators placed at the read of the room [two are tuned to 100 Hz, the third to 84 Hz]; a pair of Amadeus Labs-designed diaphragm-based resonators placed at the rear sides, tuned to 100 Hz; and an Amadeus Labs designed hybrid diaphragm-based resonator including two superposed subsets (diaphragm-based resonator, mid-frequency absorber), treating the frequencies between 150 Hz and 600 Hz, placed behind every Philharmonia monitor, to attenuate the residual energy emitted by their vent.
Additionally, the facility also has two diffusors placed on the sides of the room, treating the frequencies between 1,500 Hz and 6,000 Hz, and a Lawo mc256 digital mixing console.