“We are very pleased by how quickly our customers in Europe have recognized the advanced design features and loudspeaker management functionality of the new Dolby Lake Processor,” said Ervin Grinberg, Marketing Manager, Dolby Laboratories Live Sound Group. “The award-winning Dolby Lake Processor provides a visionary approach to controlling the most complex loudspeaker system while simultaneously improving the sound quality.”
Previewed at last year’s Musikmesse, the groundbreaking technology and features of the Dolby Lake Processor were honored with the PLASA06 Award for Innovation from the Professional Lighting and Sound Association in London and the 2006 Best PA Product Award from Producción Audio and Producción Profesional in Madrid, and most recently, the NSCA 2007 Innovations in Technology Award for Audio.
Major live performance and club venues across the continent are benefiting from the advanced features of the Dolby Lake Processor. In Spain, systems have been installed at the prestigious Theatre, Auditorium and Music Conservatory at the Villa Cultural de Prado in Valladolid, Theatre Principal of Sabadell, Theatre Principal of Mallorca, and Circus Estable of Madrid, and at the DiscoClub Visazzi in Alicante. Vox, Fever, Romeo and Iera Odos, some of the best-known nightclubs in Athens, Greece, have also installed Dolby Lake Processor technology.
Blue Man Group continued its adoption of Dolby Live Sound technology, already installed at the organization’s permanent venues in Canada and the United States, with Dolby Lake Processor systems at the Bluemax Theatre in Berlin and in Amsterdam at Theatre Fabriek.
The Dolby Lake Processor has also enjoyed adoption by European production sound rental houses. Companies in Germany, the UK, and Spain, as well as Denmark, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Poland, have taken new Dolby Lake Processors into rental inventory for regional, national, and international productions.
In the UK, Britannia Row Productions purchased 13 Dolby Lake Processors just in time for the massive Robbie Williams: Close Encounters world tour, and also used the processors for Brit Award-winner Amy Winehouse’s tour, the Kings of Leon tour, and at a unique Jamiroquai show in Athens. Wigwam Acoustics used the new processors on the sell-out George Michael 25 Live tour. Adlib Audio put Dolby Lake Processors to use on tours by Scissor Sisters, Nine Inch Nails, and Brand New, and Production House took their new units on tour with Van Morrison.
In Greece, production sound company Audio Control SA supplied Dolby Lake Processors to several high-profile events, including separate concert appearances by Shakira and James Brown in Athens. The 51st Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens also took advantage of the new technology, as did the closing ceremony for the European Capital of Culture in Patras.
In addition, Swedish-based power amplifier manufacturer Lab.gruppen AB announced that it intends to use Dolby Lake Processor technology in future products.
Dolby will be demonstrating the Dolby Lake Processor with its local distributor EAS-Excellent Audio Support in Hall 8 in booth A42 at the International Musikmesse Frankfurt. To learn more about the Dolby Lake Processor, please visit www.dolby.com/livesound.