In order to keep up with its “experimental composers,” Mills College installed a Meyer Sound system in its Littlefield concert hall.
The new system was integrated with the hall’s current Meyer Sound equipment and will support electronic musical performances by the college’s Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).
According to a statement by Meyer Sound, the new system “consists of two UPQ-1P loudspeakers hung under two flown 600-HP subwoofers. Two UPJunior-XP VariO loudspeakers provide down fill, and three HMS-12 surround loudspeakers are mounted to the walls and ceiling in the center of the hall for surround effects. Rear support consists of the original UPA-1P loudspeakers and USW-1P subwoofers from the hall’s 2009 renovation.”
Les Stuck, technical director for CCM says the new system will heighten composers’ and students’ musical exploration.
“Our students use sound in all kinds of unconventional ways,” he said in a previous statement. “Instead of surrounds, we have independent points where we can pan sound. For example, we have an overhead HMS-12 directly above the mixing station to get a convincing effect of sound coming from above. With this upgrade, composers can pan, spread sounds apart, and experiment with unusual effects.”
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