Welcome to d&b and this dedicated space for clubs. An information and inspiration hub for the technical, creative and business minded.
Together with its partners, d&b has homes in more than eighty countries; expert teams on hand to be there as and when required, or as part of the project team - from the first conversation to commissioning.
The sound obsessed. A unifying energy.
It all begins with fidelity and purity of sound. To preserve the magic DJs mix into the world.
This is the common goal: to accurately transfer passions, for sound that journeys from the laptop to the dancefloor exactly as intended. All the while evolving - with technicians, DJs, and performers - whose vision, insight, and experience helps nurture new technologies and ways of working.
When d&b talks about System reality it’s simply referring to its longstanding belief that life is easier, more efficient, and effective when technologies are designed and made to work together. But System reality isn’t just about the toolkit. It also includes dedicated service and support teams to overcome whatever challenges arise - with education and training, cabinet customization, flexible finance terms and more. Ultimately, it’s about covering all bases from the get-go, for a more relaxing - and inspiring – sonic world.
The d&b Workflow. The easy way, every day.
One advantage of a fully integrated loudspeaker system is knowing the highest quality sound can be relied on and repeated every night, in-house or on the road. In practice, this internationally recognized, rider driven standard is realized through the d&b Workflow, an intuitive, flexible, step by step methodology for optimizing d&b systems all the way from concept to reality. With the hard work in hand, time is made for fine tuning and artistic taste, for a performance that resonates as true.
The d&b Soundscape is a straightforward toolkit for realizing truly immersive sound experiences. As it reimagines what can audio can do, Soundscape injects an excitingly creative step in the system design process and the promise of enhanced performance.
The first technologies include two software modules, En-Scene and En-Space, and a dedicated signal engine, the DS100. In short, En-Scene allows sound objects, such as instruments or vocals, to be positioned across the performance space. Localizing sources in this way corrects any misalignment between what the eyes see, and ears hear, syncing the senses for a sharper reality effect. Meanwhile En-Space can modify an acoustic environment by taking a reverberation signature – from a famous concert hall for example - and introducing it to an entirely different listening space, be it on the beach, or ballroom.
It’s simply the single most exciting innovation in sound and music since as far back as I can remember. It’s the single most significant development in my life in music… I’m basically obsessed now.
Paul Nolan, DJ and Soundscape Playground participant
We’ve used d&b speakers before, but Soundscape gives us a new realm of possibility. It allows us to create a more immersive experience for the people attending the festival… It’s about trying new things and giving people that something more.
Charlie Toller, ALTN8 co-founder, ALTN8 Festival Hong Kong
I think for me it’s the most exciting collaboration I’ve had. And I’m very grateful to d&b for this. Thank you very very much for making my dreams come true.
Björk, on using Soundscape for her latest work, Cornucopia
d&b NoizCalc. For partygoers, and peace and quiet seekers.
NoizCalc is a noise immission management tool and an industry first, levelling the language between sound technicians and those responsible for managing environmental noise. This user-friendly software, designed for use at open air events and venues, enables a better understanding of the way complex high directivity sound systems interact with their surroundings, specifically business and residential areas. The results, incorporating meteorological and geographical data, allow potential noise disturbance to be stopped before it happens.
NoizCalc was a beautiful surprise for us – before we discovered this software, we had done a study about the impact of our sound activity on the residential mountain behind Destino. NoizCalc has made assessing this much simpler. Now, every year when we send our ‘seasonal project’ to the authorities, it is accompanied with a NoizCalc simulation.Jordi Ferragut, Head of Technology, Destino, Ibiza
The club’s choice: top five d&b systems.
The d&b product range is genuinely equipped for every project, no matter its size, location, or complexity. All systems share the same sonic transparency and remarkable performance to size ratio that makes d&b a subtle but excitingly effective choice.
These are the systems most often picked by clubs: scalable, flexible, and innovative by design, not to mention trusted by reputation.
Little, light and loud. Crystal clear and detailed, with exceptional power and headroom capabilities. In line array or point source format. But not just any point source - a single box solution, ideal wherever sightlines, weight or amplifier channel...
Made with venue specific aesthetics and acoustics in mind, this extensively scalable system covers all size, output power and dispersion pattern needs, with rotatable horns for mounting cabinets in either orientation. A truly full range performance...
Ranges from a cabinet the size of a postcard up to 58cm high. This loudspeaker Series’ ultra compact lightweight design and bespoke hardware makes deployment possible horizontally or vertically: flown or stand mounted, stand-alone and full range,...
Unites point source and line array technologies for more flexibility in physical setup and acoustic control. Happily limited to four loudspeakers per array this system covers larger areas with fewer loudspeakers and fewer amplifier channels. Midrange...
They may keep a low profile, but these stage monitors enjoy an international, almost legendary reputation. Due maybe to their well-defined dispersion and guaranteed high feedback stability - even at the most extreme levels – or perhaps because they...
As a DJ I appreciate sound. At around the same time we were building the club I had started to notice that in all the places I visited around the world and heard great sound, whether that was a big festival, a hotel bar or an opera house, I was seeing d&b speakers. This was a clear sign for me.
Salvatore Morale, Owner, 1Oak, Tokyo, Japan
Wherever you are in the venue, on the dancefloor, the gallery level or any of the bars or VIP areas, there is a consistency and an alignment to what you hear, customers can fully enjoy every part of this incredible new space.
Krtistijan Dekovi, d&b Distributor, P.Audio Sunflower, Club Central, Split, Croatia
Since the [V-Series] system has been installed we have had numerous comments from our DJs. Tiesto, Luciano, David Guetta; all have been surprised by the sound quality of the system, in the booth and around the club.
Toni Prats, Technical Director Pacha Group, Pacha Ibiza
After testing several loudspeaker systems, we shortlisted d&b and one other manufacturer. d&b came out on top, offering amazing sound quality, global presence, and far better pre- and post-sales support than anyone else.
Toni Prats, Head of Sound at Pacha Ibiza, Līo (Pacha)
We ordered installation versions of the d&b loudspeakers: white for outside areas, and black inside, which looks very cool. We also went for a Weather Resistant finish that will protect the equipment in the humid, salty port-side environment we have here.
Toni Prats, Head of Sound at Pacha Ibiza, Līo (Pacha)
Due to the noise pollution regulations in Amsterdam, we thought it would be great to take our GSL system to the beach and use them outside for the first time with its full spectrum cardioid behaviours.
Guus Hoekstra, Production Manager, Oranjebloesem, Amsterdam
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