Dai Show Theatre

Technical Details

Project:
Dai Show Theatre

Location:
Xishuangbanna, China

Manufacturers:
Meyer Sound

Distributor:
Shanghai Broad Future Electro Technology Co Ltd

Architect:
Mark Fisher, Stufish

Acoustician:
Corrado Campanelli (Sound Designer), Belgium

Installer:
Shenzhen Runze Lighting & Audio Technology Development Co Ltd

Concept

A thematic 1,183-seat venue inspired by the local culture and nature of Xishuangbanna in the Yunnan Province in China, the Dai Show Theatre houses nightly jaw-dropping acrobatic water shows. The shows are bolstered by immersive music and effects sonically choreographed through a 128-channel Meyer Sound D-Mitri digital audio platform and reproduced by an encircling array of 103 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.

The D-Mitri platform, working seamlessly with CueConsole control surfaces, provides a complete and fully integrated solution for mixing, matrixing, multitrack playback and show control. In addition, Meyer Sound’s innovative Space Map software allows dynamic panning of sounds around and across the two rings of individually addressable, self-powered loudspeakers. “Since this was all original music, I could work with [Dai Show composer Michael Brennan] to identify instruments or sounds that could be dynamically moved during the performance. I do not know of any system other than D-Mitri that can accomplish this as easily and effectively,” says designer Corrado Campanelli.

The venue has a main inner ring of ten UPA-1P loudspeakers as the main system and a delay ring of 23 UP-4XP loudspeakers under the surrounding soffit. They deployed two more rings with a total of 59 smaller loudspeakers for the dynamic surround effects. “Because of the 100% routing through Meyer systems, from D-Mitri and CueConsole through the Galileo processors and into the loudspeakers, set-up was made much easier. Everything is fully compatible and has only one source of excellent technical support,” adds Campanelli.

The Meyer Sound house loudspeaker complement also included two UPQ-1P and two UPM-1P loudspeakers; three UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers; 19 UPJunior-XP VariO loudspeakers and 49 MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers, both with IntelligentDC technology; three 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements; two M1D-Sub subwoofers; and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors. The monitoring system utilized four UPJ-1XP loudspeakers and a second CueConsole control surface connected to a 72-channel D-Mitri platform.