Somnai

 

What can we say about this project…Somnai… that is all.

Somnai is now being promoted, online, through ambiguous billboards across London as well as social media. When you read online about the experience however, we feel you will never know exactly what it is all about, until you have experienced it.

Somnai

The Huffington Post claim it to be one of the “most anticipated events of 2018”. The company founders dotdotdot claim to “awaken all your human senses. We are the place where hyperreality and virtual reality meet – a live, multi-sensory experience with immersive technologies.”

TimeOut London state ‘Somnai’ is an augmented-reality show that will take place across two floors of a warehouse in Clerkenwell. It’s set in a future where AI helps you explore your dreams, with sometimes alarming results. As is the way with immersive shows, it’ll probably be difficult to say what ‘Somnai’ is about until you’ve experienced it. But whether it turns out to be a dream or a nightmare, it looks promisingly ambitious.

“No-one’s path will be the same, but whatever happens, SOMNAI will make sure you leave enlightened,” the event adds. The over 18 only experience culminates in an illuminated bar, integrating projection mapping that changes as visitors enjoy drinks designed to play with perceptions.

Old Barn Audio have just finished the sound installation. A record amount of around 60 CDD Martin Audio speakers and approximately 100 ceiling speakers have been installed. More details and information to follow…

 

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St Matthews Church in Blackmoor

We have just had our project accepted with St Matthews Church in Blackmoor. A beautiful Hampshire church that needed effective sound for the congregation and choir alike.

In total we will be installing:

The new induction loop amplifier will produce a signal throughout that will exceed RNID requirements and enable all accessing the loop to hear clearly.

The Martin Audio CDD6 and CDD5 speakers are high quality and will direct the sound accurately to cover all areas. The audio reproduction will be linear and seamless throughout.

The Soundcraft audio mixer will cater for all types of signals from the microphones / media player and once loaded will have sufficient spare channels to offer future expansion as required. The church will be able to plug in instruments such as keyboards or guitars and vocal microphones as desired.

The JTS radio microphone systems will offer trouble free reception / reproduction throughout the church.  The gooseneck pulpit and lectern microphones are very discreet in appearance and due to their design will capture a clear and powerful sound from a distance. Users will not have to be close to the capsules to be heard.

All other electronics and ancillary components are high quality and will serve the church for many years.

If you are in charge of sound within your church and need an upgrade to your current church sound system, then please get in touch.  Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Namm 2018 Pro Audio Exhibition Wing a Success

After many years of anticipation, the NAMM Show expanded this year into ACC North, a newly built, 200,000-square-foot facility that is packed almost entirely with pro audio exhibitors. Among those many manufacturers presenting their latest and greatest offerings, reactions to the new building were largely positive on the first day, and foot-traffic from convention-goers was strong.

It’s an enticing space for presenting loudspeaker hangs and the like, but there’s a caveat: The new building is separate from the rest of the convention center. To get inside ACC North, attendees either have to leave the main convention center and then wait on security lines to get into the new facility, or they have to go upstairs inside the convention center to take a small pedestrian walkway—dubbed the Skybridge—between the two buildings’ second floors.

Accordingly, there was some trepidation whether attendees would make the effort to see the pro audio area, but concerns proved to be largely unfounded.

For more information, please read the full article at PSN Europe

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Gainz Gym a Success

Old Barn Audio have just completed yet another successful gymnasium sound installation. This time it was in St Neots, in Cambridgeshire.

A great testimonial from Alex Lowndes, the owner of the gym:

“Our experience with Old Barn Audio was nothing but positive from initial contact through to final installation. They took the time to give us advice and guidance, and were extremely patient given our gym took almost a year from inception to construction.

The sound quality is outstanding and the installation was neat and tidy. Everything works very well. Wouldn’t change a thing”

Alex Lowndes
Gainz Fitness & Strength
www.gainz-gym.com

In total, we installed:

Gymnasium sound systems are fast becoming a regular part of the business for Old Barn Audio, along with sporting venues such as the Olympic Group at Lee Valley, Tennis Centres and Football Stadiums.

If you run a gymnasium and are in charge of delivering exceptional sound quality, with a system that can give you the capability for your needs, then please get in touch. Either by calling 01892 752246, contacting us by email or our contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Glenthorne High School, Sutton

Glenthorne High School in Sutton has just had an effective sound system installed in their main hall by Old Barn Audio. The space is multi-purpose with the most demanding application for audio being dance classes, school plays and a rock school featuring live bands.

Glenthorne High School

In total, Old Barn Audio supplied and installed:

The system will be controlled by a DX0.5 digital controller which is a 2 in 6 out processor. The 3 rows of flown cabinets now have a dedicated amp channel and controller port. The sub-bass cabinet has a port, leaving 2 ports spare for future expansion or 2 channels of monitors.

The entire system will be powered with Crown digital amplifiers and tuned and timed via the DX0.5.

Martin Audio speaker systems are guaranteed for 5-years when installed by Old Barn Audio. We are approved installers of Martin Audio equipment and have undertaken many such projects as this.

If you run a school and are in charge of delivering exceptional sound quality, with a system that can give you the capability for your needs, then please get in touch. Either by calling 01892 752246, contacting us by email or our contact form and someone will be in touch.

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Ease Focus 3 Compatible Measurement Data Now Offered by Martin Audio

Martin Audio has announced the availability of GLL loudspeaker Ease Focus 3 Compatible Measurement Data for many of its point source loudspeakers.

EASE Focus 3 from AFMG Technologies is an acoustic simulation programme for 3D modelling that enables the user to define audience areas, section views, and receiver locations flexibly, while calculating sound coverage and frequency response immediately.

Ideal for theatres and sporting stadium sound installations where there are large audiences.

‘Martin Audio’s runaway success with the likes of CDD series and BlacklineX has accelerated our installation market share, and now that we and our customers have the ability to model our point source boxes in a 3D environment it will help ensure that this trend continues.’ Dan Orton, Product Group Manager at Martin Audio

The GLL loudspeaker data compatible with both EASE and EASE Focus is available to download from the Martin Audio website:

https://martin-audio.com/support/measurement-data

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Wildernesse Golf Club Sound Installation

We successfully completed the sound installation at Wildernesse Golf Club in Sevenoaks last week. As well as all the main clubhouse and club speakers, two weather resistant speakers have been installed on the patio area outside, for effective sound to reach the 18th hole.

In total we installed:

‘The service provided has been excellent, from the initial inquiry visit, patience in helping find the appropriate specification to meet our budget through to final installation. The PA and audio system has more than met our expectations and has been designed for any future enhancements we may need. We would have no hesitation in recommending Old Barn Audio’
Andrew Lawrence
Secretary
Wildernesse Club

This project went smoothly and Phil managed to take some nice festive photographs. Please click on the photographs for a larger image, where you will be able to see the white Martin Audio speakers installed.

 

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New Sound System in St. Albans the Martyr Church

As experienced church sound system installers, Old Barn Audio are pleased to be adding a new sound system in St Albans the Martyr Church in Ilford before the Christmas services commence.

The current system has been in place for many years and has been added to over time. The speakers are now fairly inadequate and they do not have the strength or ability to give effective sound to the whole of the church. 

Old Barn Audio Installation

We will install 4 x high quality full range speakers covering the Nave spaced equally and directed downwards towards the seating. Care will be taken not to allow sound to bounce off hard surfaces like glass and stonework to minimise reflections. Then there will be two slightly more compact speakers installed in the Chancel and another smaller, but still high powered speaker for the organist.

We have included a wi-fi audio mixer as well. Although these are relatively modern technology for houses of worship, they have been around for many years in professional circles. A wi-fi mixer has no external controls so can never be tampered with. Via an iPad or Smartphone, the mixer controls are adjusted wirelessly via the touchscreen from anywhere in the church. When the system is turned on it will always default to its previous setting, so for most applications no operation will be necessary.

In total, we will therefore be installing:

If you are in charge of sound within your church and need an upgrade to your current church sound system, then please get in touch.  Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

Photo Accreditation to John Salmon

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Sevenoaks Wildernesse Golf Club To Receive Sound Upgrade

Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal, Sevenoaks initially made contact with us earlier this year. Their sound system was a little dated and they wanted to have excellent sound both in their clubhouse, outside on the patio as well as extending effective sound over the 18th hole.

The three existing indoor zones carry a compliment of ten install boxes which we will, like-for-like, upgrade to the Martin Audio CDD5 to offer seamless coverage of all zones.  Martin Audio CDD6-WR (Weatherised) speakers – larger and more powerful versions of the Martin Audio CDD5s will then be installed outside.  Their desire to have audio thrown to the 18th green dictates that a larger speaker is used for this.  It can, however, still be used at lower levels if required.  Lastly, we have included one further Martin Audio CDD5 to cover the new zone in the members bar.

Electronics

We will supply a lockable metal rack that will house three amplifiers, a new CD/MP3 player as well as a new dual wireless microphone system and the mixer.

We have also added in a pair of directional microphone aerial paddles.  These aerials are professional models that will give the ability to use the microphones from 100m+ away.  They can then be used for presentations on the 18th green.

Loop System

As requested, we are also installing a new loop system to cover the lounge and dining room.

In total, we will be installing:

If you are in charge of a golf club or other sporting venue and want exceptional sound, then please call Old Barn Audio on 01892 752246. Or get in touch via  email or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch. We have extensive knowledge of sound systems, both for internal and external sporting venues and will offer honest advice as to what is required to give you a professional sound system at your venue.

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Christchurch In Little Heath

We were asked to tender for a new sound system for this beautiful old church in Little Heath, up near Potters Bar.

The existing speakers were not designed to cope with the worship band and the lack of the dedicated controller means they can never perform properly. Modern speaker designs have come a long way since this style of speaker was introduced some 25 years ago and we have no doubt that 4 x Martin Audio CDD8 cabinets will transform the audio experience for all within the Nave.

We will mount the speakers off the wall plates angled downwards to ensure as much sound as possible hits the congregation and as little as possible reverberates off the walls. A pair of smaller CDD6 cabinets will serve the front seats in the Nave but be mounted slightly behind the front 2 or 3 rows of seats. This will sound natural and will also ensure  the cabling is hidden.

We are also installing a pair of CDD6 models mounted above the band, to act as musician monitors. These will fill the band area with natural sound, offering all members good monitoring and the same audio balance sent to the main congregation.

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Any musician who wants their own monitoring will be able to have a dedicated monitor channel as there are plenty on both mixer options. The musicians will have access to their individual monitoring via the App on their phone / tablet, so they can be responsible for their own sound.

This church sound installation will therefore consist of:

This sound installation will ensure that Christchurch will have a high quality system that will easily handle all types of sermon, the worship band as well as anything else needed within the church.

If you are responsible for the sound within your church environment then please get in touch with Old Barn Audio. Either by calling 01892 752246emailing us or please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

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