A smaller learning environment, dubbed didaktek (from the Greek roots of “teach” and “technology”) provides a different flavor of immersive learning experience with projection screens on all four walls. Each screen is paired with a Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40™ loudspeaker which localizes the sound source to the active screen. If desired, sound can be panned from screen to screen, or even moved spatially anywhere in the room, using Meyer Sound’s new iPad-based Spacemap® Go spatial sound design and mixing tool. Two USW-210P™ subwoofers extend bandwidth as needed for low-frequency impact.
If desired, a moveable partition between the auditorium and didaktek can be pulled back to form an open space with seating space for as many as 400. The Constellation system has special settings that enable the two rooms to also blend seamlessly as a single coherent acoustical response.
“It is clear that the potential for use of these rooms is far wider than we expected because the flexibility and acoustics are so good,” comments Kristine Leth Juul. “This means staff members can experiment and take full advantage of each system’s possibilities. I expect this will be broadly inspiring, not only for our own students but also for the many guests and international architects who come to visit.”
Seven smaller rooms were each outfitted with two Meyer Sound UP-4slim™ loudspeakers. “These rooms are often used for streaming presentations or interactive seminars on Zoom or other platforms,” says Jørgensen. “Since the remote voice microphone pickup can vary widely, high intelligibility in the room was vital. With the UP-4slims we have an STI [speech transmission index] rating between 0.83–0.92.”
The many spaces in the new building have already proven flexible and robust in both design and use during the week-long festivities that celebrated the opening with an architectural festival with both Danish and international guest lectures visiting.
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Founded by John and Helen Meyer in 1979, Meyer Sound is a global leader in providing integrated solutions for sound reinforcement, spatial sound, acoustic systems, studio monitoring and high-end residential systems. Recognized as an audio technology pioneer, Meyer Sound was the first to introduce dedicated loudspeaker processors, source independent measurement, large-scale self-powered loudspeakers, and cardioid subwoofers, among other innovations. The premium professional brand maintains rigorous quality control in its design and manufacturing of sustainable solutions for concert touring and festivals, houses of worship, cinema, education, corporate offices and residential. Scientific research and innovative product development have earned more than 100 US and international patents along with numerous industry awards. Headquartered in Berkeley, California with operations globally, Meyer Sound is a company where employees are innovators and diversity, equity and inclusion are embraced in the workplace and the community.