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sochi 2014 winter olympic and paralympic games ceremonies
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games Ceremonies - June 2015

During the London 2012 games, I met with senior members of the Sochi team over coffee. Fisht Stadium was little more than a hole in the ground and in 18 months would host the Opening of the most expensive Olympic Games ever. Populous' design for Fisht Stadium is unique. The roof shape is inspired by the snow-covered mountains and the internally lit roofing materials are inspired by the famous jewel-incrusted Faberge Egg. The stadium bowl and roof structures are independently self-supporting. Th...

london 2012 olympic games: ceremonies audio system
London 2012 Olympic Games: Ceremonies Audio System - December 2012

Scott Willsallen writes about his experience as Audio Systems Designer at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. Once L-ACOUSTICS were selected as the brand of choice for the sound system at the Olympic Stadium for the Olympics and Paralympics at London 2012, the collective team faced a gargantuan task.  Exceptional sound was required to electrify a brand new stadium with a capacity of 80,000 for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics as well as for every single athlet...

inside The Sound design for The 2012 coachella festival
Inside the Sound Design for the 2012 Coachella Festival - February 2012

Scott Sugden writes about the sound design for the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Designing a sound reinforcement system for a large-scale music festival is a complex process, with the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held this year in Indio, California, serving as an instructive case study. Once again, the festival relied on Rat Sound Systems of Camarillo, California, to provide systems for all five stages. The L-shaped configuration of the stages, combined with t...