d&b audiotechnik KSL system stands proud for Singapore National Day Parade.
Tahir and the team utilised the d&b ArrayProcessing and ArrayCalc software to design the system for NDP, creating a solution that, as Tahir says, helped to "smooth out the volume from left to right and provide consistent coverage" across the venue and fine-tune what different areas would hear.
“The thing about Marina Bay and The Float is that it’s situated right in the middle of quite a built-up area of hotels and skyscrapers, as well as open water, so we need a lot of control over sound dispersion and coverage,” explains Daryl Michael, NDP 2022 Audio System Engineer, Showtec Group. “When we first fired up the system and walked on the stage to listen to the d&b KSL system, it's probably one of the most amazing things we've heard - having all that sound control, going to one place only, and not bleed into all the hotels around us is pretty amazing.”
Anand Narayanan, President and CEO of d&b audiotechnik Asia-Pacific, comments: “We consider it a great honour and a privilege to be associated with the Singapore National Day Parade and in having supplied the latest high-end audio technology solutions to this special event. We would like to express our gratitude to our partner, Showtec Singapore, for having the vision to invest in the d&b KSL Series and make it available, and to the National Day Parade technical team and organising committee for collaborating with us to deliver a unique listening experience.”
The celebrations at The Float @ Marina Bay began with a ‘Strength of the Nation’ segment, which included a display by the Singapore Armed Forces, followed by a choir performance of the NDP 2022 theme song and a mix of live performances and film marking Singapore's history. Events at the 27,000-capacity The Float @ Marina Bay were beamed live on television across Asia and around the world.