Alex Schlosser (left) and Martin Bohm
Photo: David Goggin
Studio owner Martin Böhm of Vienna, Austria-based MG-Sound was music director for the Wiener Festwochen (Festival Weeks) opening ceremonies in front of Vienna's City Hall.
MG-Sound produced the pre-recordings, which were presented live in 7.1. Front-of-house engineer/audio supervisor Alex Schlösser, owner of AS Audio in Köln, Germany, provided the gear (InnovaSon Sy80 digital desk, Meyer M3D speaker system). “We had four Meyer stacks in front aimed for the audience up to 30 meters away and an array of satellite speakers to create the 7.1 experience,” says Böhm. “The rear surround speakers were positioned across a boulevard on which railway trams were running throughout the show.”
“We used a standard in-ear system with a large antenna and lots of power to transmit the signal for the rear surrounds,” Schlösser adds. Wireless mics were from MiPro, using its Automated Channel Targeting system for a total of 24 channels.