Yamaha provides the audio at The Library of Mistakes

Yamaha provides the audio at The Library of Mistakes
Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes is a free learning resource, which focuses on the world's business and financial history. Its recent move to new premises has seen Yamaha processing and speakers installed to assist with its programme of lectures, live streams and podcasts.

Established in 2014, the Library of Mistakes is a charitable venture, founded to promote the study of financial history in the hope that lessons can be learned from the mistakes and failures of the past. As well as its ever-growing collection of books, a feature of the library is its lectures, live streams and podcasts by noted business academics and financial public figures. 

Recently it moved into new premises in the city, a former meeting hall for Brownies and Guides, which has been given a complete makeover for its new use. With iron columns, spiral staircases and plenty of exposed wood giving it a suitably ‘olde worlde financial’ atmosphere, a Yamaha MTX3 matrix processor and four VXL1-8 slim line array speakers feature in a thoroughly modern AV system.

Audio Light Systems, also based in the city, was contracted to design and install the system, with audio equipment for voice uplift, presentations and webcasting. The system was designed by the company’s Stuart Dockerill and Trevor Cross, commissioned by Andrew Crowther, and features two pairs of Yamaha VXL1-8s to ensure even coverage of the whole space.

Four radio microphones - two lapel and two handhelds - were routed to four matrices in the MTX3 processor. Along with inputs from playback, the matrices feed five zones for front left and right, delays, an induction loop amplifier and a Wolfvision Cynap all-in-one presentation and collaboration system for video conferencing and streaming.

The whole system is controlled by the Wolfvision unit via a touchscreen, with the equipment rack located behind a false partition wall.  

all pix:Brendan MacNeill