d&b Soundscape concept.
The d&b Soundscape is sound as you feel it, sound as you see it, sound as it is meant to be heard. Powered by the DS100 Signal Engine, a revolutionary audio system processor based on a powerful Dante enabled signal matrix, the d&b Soundscape provides unparalleled creativity through its two software modules En-Scene and En-Space.
d&b En-Scene is a sound object positioning tool allowing the individual placement and movement of up to 64 sound objects. It accurately depicts stage scenarios so that each sound object corresponds both visually and acoustically. The entire audience can now hear what it sees and vice versa.
d&b En-Space is an in-line room emulation tool which creates and modifies reverberation signatures for any space. These reverberation signatures are emulations derived from acoustic measurements of seven internationally renowned performance venues and convolved within the audio processor. One day a concert hall, a recital hall or a chamber. Indoors or outdoors. For a day and for all days. Just choose.
Less is more
The d&b Soundscape is a comprehensive Sound Designer Toolkit. It is not just a 360 system which does this, a 180 proscenium system on the stage front gives much more than the sound of customary right / left setup, it is a completely new experience. The graphic below shows a typical 180 system to deliver En-Scene for objects placed on the stage.
More is more
Adding more loudspeakers builds a 360 system to create acoustic environments with En-Space, or expand the En-Scene canvas around the audience. The second graphic shows a system where En-Scene can place objects all around the audience. Larger loudspeakers to the sides and rear will deliver En-Scene positioning. Smaller loudspeakers are used if only an En-Space reverberation is required.
The d&b Soundscape has been trialed and toured all over the world and for various application purposes – ranging from theaters to live concerts and clubs to corporate shows. While the variety in applications is broadly spread, they all share one creative ambition: delivering listening, seeing and feeling as one thing, an experience surrounded by voices, notes, and sounds. To put it short: the aural environments created by d&b Soundscape are audio solutions delivering benefit to all involved ‒ to the sound designer, to the engineer, to the artist, and to the audience.
Stay in the loop.
Based on an exceptional audio system processor and two software modules, the d&b Soundscape opens up a whole world of creativity. The product marks the beginning of a new era of sound experience – for the sound designer, for the engineer, for the artist, and for the audience. Combining d&b loudspeaker systems with state-of-the-art processing power, object-based mixing and sophisticated room emulation, d&b Soundscape is a toolkit to enable the creation of an unparalleled listening experience – natural, harmonious, enveloping, and emotionally engaging.
The d&b Soundscape Workflow.
Efficiency from start to finish
The d&b Soundscape is an extension of the d&b System reality, an addition beyond the familiar loudspeaker system horizon: thanks to new technologies, an evolution. Nevertheless, or naturally, as it may be considered, the d&b Soundscape integrates with the d&b Workflow.
It can easily be built up and configured with ArrayCalc. In a second, creative step, using R1 Remote control software, objects can be positioned, room acoustics edited, and the system can be operated via Ethernet using the OCA / AES70 protocol. As an entire efficient and intuitive process, from design and simulation to control and monitoring, the d&b Workflow is by no means a closed system. Rather, it is open and ready to connect with industry standard protocols to consoles, workstations, show control, as well as replay and tracking systems.