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2017/02/06

d&b Soundscape concept.

The d&b Soundscape is sound as you feel it, sound as you see it, sound as it is meant to be heard. Powered by the DS100 Signal Engine, a revolutionary audio system processor based on a powerful DANTE enabled signal matrix, the d&b Soundscape provides unparalleled creativity through its two software modules En-Scene and En-Space.

d&b En-Scene is a sound object positioning tool allowing the individual placement and movement of up to 64 sound objects. It accurately depicts stage scenarios so that each sound object corresponds both visually and acoustically. The entire audience can now hear what it sees and vice versa.

d&b En-Space is an in-line room emulation tool which creates and modifies reverberation signatures for any space. These reverberation signatures are emulations derived from acoustic measurements of six internationally renowned performance venues and convolved within the audio processor. One day a concert  hall, a recital hall or a chamber. Indoors or outdoors. For a day and for all days. Just choose.

Less is more

The d&b Soundscape is a comprehensive Sound Designer Toolkit. It is not just a 360 system which does this, a 180 proscenium system on the stage front gives much more than the sound of customary right / left setup, it is a completely new experience. The graphic below shows a typical 180 system to deliver En-Scene for objects placed on the stage.

More is more

Adding more loudspeakers builds a 360 system to create acoustic environments with En-Space, or expand the En-Scene canvas around the audience.  The second graphic shows a system where En-Scene can place objects all around the audience. Use larger loudspeakers to the sides and rear to deliver En-Scene positioning or use smaller loudspeakers if only an En-Space reverberation is required.

 

The d&b Soundscape has been trialed and toured all over the world and for various application purposes – ranging from theaters to live concerts and clubs to corporate shows. While the variety in applications is broadly spread, they all share one creative ambition: delivering listening, seeing and feeling as one thing, an experience surrounded by voices, notes, and sounds. To put it short: the aural environments created by d&b Soundscape are audio solutions delivering benefit to all involved ‒ to the sound designer, to the engineer, to the artist, and to the audience.