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Tech Focus: Augmented Crowd Sound, Part 1 —A Category of Dedicated Sound Systems Is Born

Created last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the new category of augmented crowd sound has spawned new ways of putting that sound into sports arenas and stadiums that require virtual crowd noise. New sound systems have to be able to propagate specific sounds — which can cover particular areas of the frequency spectrum […]  More

With Empty Stands, Venues Adapt Their Sound Systems

Sports venues have spent millions of dollars on sound systems in recent years, with the speakers focused on the seating areas to deepen engagement with fans in the stands. But what happens when those fans are static cardboard cutouts? In this time of absentee fans, venues are turning some of those sound systems to face […]  More

At the Ballpark: Iconic Dodger Stadium Gets 21st-Century Sound System

Although Major League Baseball is continuing with a 60-game regular season, the pulse of what makes professional baseball exciting will remain at home. In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series takes you behind the control-room door and examines […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Louder, Clearer, Bigger (Bottom)

Louder, clearer, and bigger bottom. Those have become the key criteria for live sound systems in sports venues in recent years. Louder because venues have become larger and fans in stands have become accustomed to — and often demand — ever-higher SPL for everything from concerts to corporate events. Clearer because consumers have come to […]  More

Tech Focus: Networked Audio, Part 2 —Where Live Sound Is Now

Live sound in the venue is undergoing the same tectonic transition that broadcast audio is experiencing: the migration from analog and digital point-to-point transmission to being fully hosted on IP-based networks. Venue sound systems have inherent limitations when it comes to this paradigm shift — signals generally go back to analog for their “last mile,” […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Audio Integrators Look To Enhance the Fan Experience

Over the past two decades, sports broadcasts have been evolving toward cinema, deploying multichannel sound and enhanced effects audio worthy of the Star Wars franchise. Today, the venues have taken note and, like the Empire, are beginning to strike back, offering sound systems give fans in the stands an experience resembling the one they would […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound Systems — A Boost to ROI Between Game Days

Every few years, sound-system design for sports venues hits a new inflection point. A decade ago, it was the addition of many more subwoofers, to accommodate pop music’s deeper integration of hip-hop elements (especially in NBA arenas). Before that, speech intelligibility had become a prime focus, as much for life-safety reasons as for esthetic ones. […]  More

Meet Me In St. Louis: Blues Upgrade Scottrade Center Control Room, Video Displays Ahead of NHL Season

After more than 20 years in downtown St. Louis, Scottrade Center has firmly established itself as a world-class destination for St. Louis Blues fans and concert-goers alike. But, with an all-analog control room and standard-definition video displays, the arena required an upgrade to keep up with the product on the ice and stage — and […]  More

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