Understanding the Accurate Sound Placement of Spatial Audio Company L-Acoustics

From immersive museum performances to concerts in outdoor arenas, this ultra-high-resolution system purports to be the future of sound

A live performance—especially when it’s an arena-scale show—can over-deliver on audience enthusiasm but fall short on sound design. In fact, most people who frequent concerts have experienced disappointing audio delivery regardless of venue size. This doesn’t have much to do with the performer or even the engineers; a lot of the time, it’s simply the system. To deliver album-quality sound at live events, both intimate …

Interview: Artist Kenzo Digital on “Air” at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Bending infinity atop the NYC skyline in a permanent installation

1,000 feet above the streets of NYC, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt sets visitors atop the skyline in a way no other arts attraction has done before. With an intellectual structure and an emotional undercurrent, the artist Kenzo Digital‘s permanent installation Air is the beating heart of SUMMIT. Though it’s joined by two other experiences—Levitation (a knee-weakening enclosed glass ledge) and Ascent (a glass elevator that rises to One …

Factory Tour: Audio Company, Sonus faber

A visit to the Italian speaker manufacturer, which produces for the home and now for the Maserati MC20

How is beautiful sound created? What are the differences, boundaries and blurred spaces between visual beauty and aural beauty? Since 1983, Italian company Sonus faber has been answering these questions through its spectacular, high-end audio products. Founder Franco Serblin was a dental technician with an unbridled passion for high-quality audio. In his spare time, he created stunning instruments, products he couldn’t find on the market. …