Rock & Roll Museum
Audio System Requirements
- Audio processing of 15 media players with feeds routed to 15 separate exhibit zones.
- Comprehensive loudspeaker management for directional speakers at each exhibit.
- Unique “Be the Drummer!” jam room requires treatment and routing of drum mics.
- Full end-user control over jam room has two modes of operation: Play-along mode, and Solo mode.
- Play-along mode requires control of an external media player for song selection.
- Both modes require control of the headphone mix: BGM, drums, and overall level.
- Lobby/ticketing area requires BGM and Paging – BGM is automatically ducked during pages (pages route to Exhibit area as well).
- 1 gooseneck paging mic in lobby area, connected to the DSP via the Dante™ network.
- Automatic gain adjustment of lobby BGM to handle a wide variety of program levels.
- Zone and paging volume control needed in lobby area.
- Emergency system mute triggered by fire alarm panel.
|1||Radius 12×8 EX||12 in, 8 out, I/O expander card slot, 64×64 Dante (uses Dante network for expansion).|
|1||4 Channel Analog Input Card||4 additional analog mic/line inputs – fits into Radius 12×8 EX card slot.|
|1||xIn 12||12 channel analog input expander (uses Dante network to link to DSP).|
|1||xOut 12||12 channel analog output expander (uses Dante network to link to DSP).|
|1||ARC-K1e||Rotary encoder wall panel controller.|
|1||Composer||Windows software – design & configure all items.|
|1||SymVue||Windows runtime control interface software – generated from Composer.|
|Processing and routing of multiple media players to multiple highly-directional speaker zones||Processing and routing is accomplished via Composer’s myriad of DSP modules.|
|Comprehensive loudspeaker management for exhibit speakers||A Speaker Manager module dedicated to each zone provides 8-bands of parametric EQ, High Pass/Low Pass filters, and built-in delay.|
|“Be the Drummer!” drum mics require processing, mixing and routing||Gating, EQ, compression and mixing of drum mics is provided by Composer’s DSP modules.|
|Full end-user control over the “Be the Drummer!” system, including: mode selection, song selection, media player transport controls, and level control||End-user control accomplished via a SymVue control screen generated within Composer.
Mode selection via two presets created in Composer to toggle between the “Play-along” and “Solo” modes of operation.
Media player control is accomplished by triggering Composer’s string output modules to transmit commands over IP or RS-232 to the room’s media player.
|Paging and automatic ducking of BGM in lobby/ticketing area||The Radius 12×8 EX is programmed from Composer with a Ducker module in-line with the BGM music.|
|1 Dante-enabled mic for paging station||Audio-Technica ATND8677 Dante-enabled mic is natively supported in Composer, allowing for seamless integration.|
|Automatic level adjustment of lobby BGM||An Automatic Gain Controller DSP module helps to regulate a variety of unpredictable input levels.|
|Uncomplicated volume control for the lobby area||An ARC-K1e wall controller provides simple control over zone and page volume.|
|Fire alarm panel automatically mutes the audio system||Easily integrated using the built-in GPIO of the Radius 12×8 EX. A system mute can be built using Composer’s full suite of logic modules, or simply drop in the “Emergency System Mute” super-module included in software.|
System Hookup Diagram
Downloads and Links
Rock & Roll Museum- Composer Site File
Rock & Roll Museum – SymVue Windows File
Rock & Roll Museum – System Hookup Diagram
Rock & Roll Museum – Download Application Note
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