d&b Soundscape in action

The d&b Soundscape has been trialled and toured all over the world, being used in musicals, festivals and concerts. A series of short application stories gives an insight into what Soundscape has to offer, and how it helped to enhance the audience experience at various events.

Discover how and where the d&b Soundscape is being used worldwide.

Touring and concerts

Soundscape all the rave in Hong Kong.

In its third year, and after the most recent event in Thailand, ALTN8 – pronounced “Alternate” – returned to Hong Kong to get local fans of EDM raving to the beats of Electro, House, Techno and other styles of the genre. Around a thousand revellers...

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Theatre and Opera

The Nutcracker delights in d&b Soundscape.

It may be a simple tale steeped in childhood fantasies of animated toys and dancing sweets, yet this delightful story has proven to be hugely popular for ballet companies and audiences alike. Like all great fairy tales, this one, derived from E.T.A....

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Touring and concerts

Kraftwerk in Tokyo: Immersive sound experience with d&b Soundscape and KSL Systems.

Electronic band Kraftwerk offered their audience in Tokyo a unique immersive experience, combining the KSL and d&b Soundscape, a world premiere, to complement the visual 3D experience. The use of En-Scene and En-Space alongside the KSL enhanced the...

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Touring and concerts

d&b Soundscape springs into Sakanaction.

Popular Japanese band Sakanaction wanted to enhance their four night run at Tokyo’s EX Theatre Roppongi, and became the first to use the d&b Soundscape in concert in the country. With help from the d&b EAS team the band gave their fans a completely...

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Corporate and Industry events

d&b Soundscape at Archifest in Singapore.

Archifest, a two week series of events held by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), wanted to create an immersive experience for its audience at the 2018 exhibition. The organizers chose d&b Soundscape to help replicate singaporean ‘void...

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Touring and concerts

Bernstein’s “Mass” thrives in d&b Soundscape at Brevard Music Center.

Honoring the intentions of composer Leonard Bernstein, the Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Music Festival, Keith Lockhart, set himself a task: to capture the pioneering spirit of a classic performance in a contemporary...

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Touring and concerts

Kraftwerk 3D tours Europe in Soundscape.

Kraftwerk have worked with d&b Soundscape throughout its development, with many opportunities to test Soundscape in a variety of often difficult venues. During this time the band and crew put d&b Soundscape through its paces on various tours,...

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Touring and concerts

Sleeping with Soundscape at Grand Park Los Angeles.

Sound Designer Chris Ekers needed a system that would envelop the audience in sound while they became enveloped in sleep during Max Richter’s eight hour lullaby Sleep in Los Angeles’ Grand Park.

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Theatre and Opera

Stabat Mater’s new sound.

With a 20-strong orchestra, the Stabat Mater Room at the Archiginnasio, Italy, wasn’t big enough to accommodate both the artists and the audience, so the concert was projected live on a cinema screen at Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, with audio playback...

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Corporate and Industry events

d&b Soundscape engages delegates for annual global symposium.

Harvest Production used d&b Soundscape to provide an audio system for Hill’s Annual Symposium, emotionally connecting the audience to a 360 video and bringing the presenters voices to life with En-Space and En-Scene…

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Touring and concerts

WOMAD Festival: an immersive audio experience.

d&b partners with WOMAD festival to create a dedicated Soundscape stage which featured an eclectic mix of world music. Sound engineer Ben Findlay quickly learned how to use the d&b Soundscape, and talks about how much he enjoys being able to pull...

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Musical productions

d&b Soundscape gets Starlight Express on track.

For the rejuvenated production of Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany, sound designer Gareth Owen embraced the possibilities of d&b Soundscape technology to create the world’s largest Soundscape installation to date.

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Musical productions

d&b Soundscape on tour with Sting’s musical The Last Ship.

Sebastian Frost was inspired to use d&b Soundscape after hearing a demo at the d&b headquarters in Backnang. Frost was able to create his creative vision of how Sting’s musical The Last Ship should be perceived, applying En-Scene and En-Space to...

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Touring and concerts

Imogen Heap creates soundscapes on her Mycelia World Tour.

After testing d&b Soundscape at her barn in front of an audience of friends and musicians, recording artist Imogen Heap decided to take d&b Soundscape on the road for her Mycelia tour, commenting “It’s a bit like going to see technicolour for the...

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Other applications

The new front of house.

Tony David Cray, and Kraftwerk 3D Tour Sound Designer, Serge Gräfe discuss the creative power of the d&b Soundscape in their disparate worlds.

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Touring and concerts

The spatialized sounds of Philadelphia Voices at Carnegie Hall.

350 voices, a full orchestra, a reverberant concert hall and d&b Soundscape’s En-Scene software module enables one voice to shine through hundreds.

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Other applications

d&b Soundscape brings Mouse on Mars’ MIT album launch to life.

Mouse on Mars use d&b Soundscape to create a ‘spatial mix’ for their album, showcasing the release during the Dissolve Music conference at MIT.

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Musical productions

As the stage turns: the Soundscape of NYC comes alive with d&b.

Darron L West, Sound Designer for Broadway show Lobby Hero, wanted to ensure the audience fully experienced every nuance of sound. This lead him to try d&b Soundscape for the first time, and subtly brought the sounds of New York City to life.

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Touring and concerts

d&b Soundscape’s secret festival debut at Glastonbury.

d&b Soundscape had a secret field test on the Glastonbury Acoustic stage in 2017. Tom De Brabant, FoH sound engineer, comments that he could focus on the creative side of mixing, noting the definition and space that Soundscape added to the mix.

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Touring and concerts

Soundscape comes of age.

The prestigious Ravenna Festival of symphony, opera and ballet is a typically demanding brief. Ideal for Italian rental company BH Audio to 'Beta' test the d&b Soundscape. For the past three years BH Audio has used the festival for critical trials.

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