d&b at Stadt nach Acht: delighting the audience, respecting neighbours

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d&b audiotechnik is pleased to support the nightlife conference “Stadt nach Acht”, which will be held in Berlin from 28 to 30 November 2019, as the official and exclusive audio partner. In line with its imission mission, d&b shares the ambition of Stadt nach Acht to connect with stakeholders, influencers and decision-makers for nightlife, club culture and festivals with the ultimate aim to keep live events alive. In the opinion of d&b as an audio solutions and technology company, the demands relating to sound reinforcement systems have never been higher: premium sound for the crowd, peace and quiet for people outside the party grounds.

Michael “Mic” Kinzel, Global Segment Manager Live and Entertainment Venues at d&b audiotechnik, will be present on stage as a member of the panel “How to keep the beauty of experience? ‘Safe Listening’ and ‘Music is not noise!” Mic will also deliver a presentation on the d&b NoizCalc software which enables system designers to model and assess noise emission issues in the far field. The exact dates will be announced on the website http://2019.stadt-nach-8.de/. Mic will be available throughout the conference for background talks and interviews.

The audio gear for the conference and the six panel stages, including the audio recording, will be provided by d&b in cooperation with its long-term partner TSE, Berlin.

d&b has added NoizCalc to its software arsenal as there has never been an easy way to predict how sound propagates from the audience listening area to the local surroundings. NoizCalc takes complex loudspeaker data and models emissions in the far field using the ISO 9613-2 or Nord2000 calculation standards. Using 3D geographical data, NoizCalc overlays an accurate prediction of the transmission effects across the terrain from the audience listening area to the surrounding region. This enables system designers to evaluate the effects of the sound reinforcement system, as well as any potential noise disturbance, during the event planning stage. NoizCalc has now been trialed and toured all over the world and for various application purposes – especially at festivals, but also at a large number of live and entertainment venues.

At festivals such as ULTRA, Electric Daisy Carnival and Love Family Park, systems from d&b have provided a memorable audio experience for partygoers. This also applies to clubs like PACHA Ibiza, PRINTWORKS in London and Watergate in Berlin, along with many others around the world.