“We just had our first all-hands meeting of the CCT in the auditorium,” reports Dr. Beck. “Finally, we have a space where we can have free-flowing conversations and share any kind of media presentation with the whole group, with no technical limitations.”
Using the patented VRAS™ algorithm, a D-Mitri® digital audio platform is at the heart of the Constellation system. The system also includes 24 microphones, as well as 12 Stella-8C and 26 Stella-4C installation loudspeakers, 16 UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers, and eight MM-10XP 48 V subwoofers. Ten UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers and eight HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers are used for both Constellation and the Meyer Sound cinema system, providing surround sound for the latter.
“With both Meyer Sound systems, we’re able to create audio for the digital arts formats and concepts of the future,” says Dr. Beck. “We are giving our students access to the most advanced technologies, so when they graduate they can move them into the commercial mainstream. We have the technology to do it right now, and we’ll let everyone else catch up to us.”
Identical to what is found in many high-end cinemas and Hollywood screening rooms, the room’s Meyer Sound cinema system comprises one Acheron® 100 and two Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeakers, as well as six X-800C cinema subwoofers. As both Constellation and the cinema system are connected to the D-Mitri platform, the two systems can be fully integrated to create custom immersive audio effects.
In addition to the auditorium systems, 106 more Meyer Sound loudspeakers are installed in other locations throughout the DMC, including Stella-8C loudspeakers, UPJ-1P loudspeakers, and HD-1 studio monitors.
The three-story, $29.3 million DMC was designed by Coleman Partners Architects of Baton Rouge, with acoustical design by Aston Taylor of HFP Acoustical. Arthur Cooper, executive director of the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center, guided the DMC project on behalf of LSU. The auditorium’s Meyer Sound systems were installed by Miami-based Pro Sound and Video.
ABOUT MEYER SOUND
Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers, digital audio systems, active acoustic systems, cinema sound systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry. Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks, convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental operations. Meyer Sound’s main office and manufacturing facility are located in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors located throughout the USA and around the world. Meyer Sound is a registered trademark of Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.