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Live Sound

A Venue Grows in China

The sprawling Zaha Hadid-designed complex includes three Crescendo desks.

Changsha, China (January 16, 2019)—The distinctive Meixihu International Culture and Art Center at Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in China, features audio technology supplied by Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional mixing consoles and routers.

Stage Tec Mixes Congress Chaos

Three Crescendo platinum mixing consoles with 32 faders each, three Nexus Star routers and 12 Nexus Base Devices support audio production in the Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. The center covers an area of 100,000 sq. m (over 1 million sq. ft.). In addition to the theatre and the event building, it also houses a museum for contemporary art as well as restaurants and retail outlets.

The complex was designed by the world-famous British architect Zaha Hadid, who died two years ago. Typical of its unusual architecture are the extreme, sinusoidal curves reminiscent of petals.

Two Crescendo consoles were installed in the Grand Theater, one at FOH, the second for monitoring. The consoles are integrated into a Nexus network with two routers and eight Base Devices. The Star routers are each equipped with three RMDQ audio DSP units. With 1,800 seats, the Grand Theater is the largest in the city and the center of the venue.

The third Crescendo platinum was installed in a multifunctional hall also at the FOH. The hall offers 500 seats for flexible events, such as concerts, banquets, exhibitions, fashion shows and private events. The Nexus system consists of a router and four Base Devices. In order to meet all the requirements of the various uses, the router was reinforced with two RMDQ audio DSP units.

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