“The barn is not only used for classical concerts, it also has events that require PAs, and it is used for recordings, filming, weddings and corporate meetings,” Matthew Devenish adds. “Some of these uses benefit from the very dry acoustic that currently exists. Our system is non-invasive and doesn’t permanently change the acoustic. We are running eight Fohhn speakers in an array down the beams of the barn, with each speaker individually addressable for level and delay, if needed. Our A to D system is an RME fireface 802 and our processing software is running on a rack mounted computer.”
Mu-Mu’s Nebula system has proved a huge success at Hellens Manor with both musicians and engineers commenting on how natural the reverb sound is. Devenish and Jones are now hoping to deploy it in other venues where there is a need for a cost effective variable acoustic solution.
In the meantime, Mu-Mu is focusing on its core recording and Live Sound hire businesses, which also utilise DPA microphones to achieve great results.
“We have two d:dicate™
4006 and one B&K 4006 Omnidirectional Microphones, a d:facto™
Vocal Microphone and two d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphones with multiple clips,” Devenish says. “We have done lots of acoustic instrument and piano recordings, which DPA microphones excel at. They are also great on high SPL soprano vocals, where large diaphragm microphones tend to clip.”
To find out more about Mu-Mu’s Nebula system, please visit www.mu-mu.eu