Duran tackles church acoustics

Catharinakerk in Eindhoven, the Netherlands has held a contemporary music festival called 3 Nights in Heaven. In co-operation with the Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven, Duran Audio GmbH supplied an Ayxs Target system as the main PA system for the concerts held at the church.

Three Nights in Heaven is a mini-festival, which this year starred three completely different musical styles from three international bands: Low, Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto and Absynthe Minded.

Uli Ritter of Duran Audio first made an acoustic model in Axys DDA (Digital Directivity Analysis) modelling software to optimise the performance and coverage pattern of the system to minimise reflections within the church.

Ten U16’s were utilised on each side of the stage along with three vertically mounted B215’s. It was possible to control the U16 pattern, but also, through utilising the Axys beam steering algorithms, the B215 sub-bass. The whole system including the Intellivox and the Flexu12+G2 front-fills were controlled by AxysXYS WinControl, making the system capable of holding several pattern responses, which could simply be selected between during the performance as required.

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