How Do I Create A Multi-Zone Surround Sound Museum Experience?
It’s been some time since we completed a ‘How to’ post, the last being ‘How do I create a museum video exhibit’ way back in 2013! So with the release of our Bespoke SoundScape we thought it was time to release another ‘How to’. This one being how to create a multi-zone surround sound museum experience – which thankfully is a lot easier than it sounds with the use of a SoundScape!
- Audio Player – This control device needs to be capable of providing different audio to multiple channels
- Speakers – Plays audio at various locations around a room
- Trigger – Optional trigger options, the audio can be set to loop or activated via button or PIR
Put simply, the SoundScape lets you play different audio content in 4 sections of a room with one underlying background track. It does this in as simple a way as possible. Utilising a SoundScape in the above setting will look something like the image above.
In the above graphic each zone of audio is represented via a colour, the background track plays through every speaker (blue) whilst each of the other tracks plays through an individual speaker each.
Speakers are wired to the available terminals as displayed above, with their individual volume levels set using the adjacent control (allowing you to fine tune the audio experience depending upon the shape and size of installation site).