Venue Acoustics FROM THE Ground-Up

Benzuly, Sarah
June 2005
Mix;Jun2005, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p92
This article presents the views of various audio consultants on two recently opened projects on their sound system design that would best match the venue's acoustics and keep the fans, and bands, coming back. The new home of Chicago, Illinois's Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion is the centerpiece of the 24-acre Millennium Park and opened to a highly responsive crowd last summer. The Pavilion employs a trellis to suspend the loudspeakers at the correct heights and orientations. This trellis allowed audio system designer Jonathan Laney and acoustician Rick Talaske to precisely place the loudspeakers so as not to cause visual obstructions.


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