SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Roselle Park, NJ based sound company Audio Inc. utilized BSS Audio Soundweb London to help run live sound reinforcement at the Bermuda Music Festival, a unique multi-day live concert event held in October, featuring artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and UB40.
Mike Sinclair, Vice President of Audio Inc. only learned of how useful Soundweb London could be to him at the InfoComm 2008 show. “We were looking for a return snake for large sound systems, and it was suggested by Geoff Lissman of Harman that we consider Soundweb London.”
Soundweb London features a low-latency and a fault-tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels. In addition to providing a backbone for the transportation of multiple channels, this bus also facilitates the creation of large, fault-tolerant, centralized matrices containing multiple devices. The digital audio bus uses standard, inexpensive Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable, which enables a distance of 100 meters between devices; fiber media converters and fiber can be utilized to increase this distance in excess of 40km.
“We used Soundweb London devices to do all the processing,” stated Sinclair. “We can get 256 channels to the stage and I have complete control and confidence in how they run. BSS Audio gave us the flexibility to have three or four consoles live and plugged in all the time. Soundweb London became the system matrix. Everyone had their own EQs and no master board was needed.” This allowed Audio Inc. the ability to perform a line check on one console and a sound check on another without ever tying one up. “Due to the fact that we are dealing with so many different acts with different equipment needs, this type of flexibility was essential.”
Sinclair also expressed how highly regarded the BSS Audio name is within the professional sound industry. “Just the BSS Audio name alone was enough to instill confidence in the sound engineers at the music festival. Because it was a BSS Audio product, it was immediately accepted by all engineers that were there,” stated Sinclair.