ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH


Room and Building Acoustics, Noise Control,
Sound System, Audio and Video design, Sound reinforcement
Measurement, Consulting and Reports

ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH

After the defeat of the German division, and upon meeting the objective requirements, the engineering firm ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was initially founded with two colleagues. From day one, the software program EASE, which was at that time still DOS-based, was available. As a result, the feasibility of room- and electro-acoustic designs could be efficiently verified. Large projects during the early 90s, such as the planning of a new sound reinforcement system for the German Opera (Deutsche Oper) in Berlin, supported the start-up phase.

A similar experience was gathered during the reconstruction of the Plenary Assembly of the Parliament in Ankara, where in 1996, for the first time, a fingerprint system for the identification of the Members of Parliament was introduced, which is still in operation in its original form till today. The number of awarded contracts in the country and abroad was then increasing as well as the number of employees. In 2010, the activities profile of the sole-property company ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was transferred to ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH. Major tasks are still ahead of our team, such as the extensive Al Maktoum International Airport, which is currently under construction and is intended in its first construction phase to serve around 120 million passengers per year.

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Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG, a globally active engineering company, is your contact for all aspects of acoustics and system integration in construction projects, especially consulting, planning and engineering for architectural integration, room, building and electroacoustics, communication, audio-video systems, Information systems, music production and entertainment venues. Our clients' projects include cultural, conference and congressional venues, multimedia rooms, music and media production and broadcasting facilities, transportation hubs, sports venues, gastronomy, educational institutions, churches and many other types of projects. In addition to pure technical planning, WSDG also takes part in strategic processes, compiles submission documents, supervise installations, carries out acoustic measurements, evaluations and programming, and supports projects from the planning, construction and acceptance phases to the training of end-users. more ...

New Musictheater Linz, Austria

2007-2013 New construction music theater, studio theater, Brucknersaal u.a.

New construction of audio / video systems

Owner: City of Lin
Client: Musiktheater Linz GmbH
Construction costs (audio, video, media systems): 3.850.000 €

Complete audio / video systems with sound systems, digital audio and video networks, stage management, voice alarm, media control and data technology, cable network and installation systems.

Project description:
In the auditorium, line arrays can be lowered from the ceiling left and right. Furthermore, speakers are installed for effects left and right behind sound-transparent panels. The sound transparency of the covers was tested by ADA in the laboratory. More small speakers were installed in the stage edge in two levels (thus effective with and without orchestra pit). In the so-called crown floor (round ceiling part) are more speakers for effects play available.

In addition, panoramic loudspeakers were installed in all levels, which can feed circulating signals in the hall. In addition, the speakers can also be used for reverberation prolongation when using short delays.

Signals can be sent from the stage depth as well as in the stage itself.

Everywhere in the stage area as well as in the hall are floor boxes for other mobile speakers, and also for microphones.

The next major task was the planning of the intercom system, including the stage management console.

On both sides of the stage, connection inlets are provided for the console, with the left side is considered the default parking space of the console.

Since there are also simplified stage management consoles in the other venues of the house, preference circuits have been provided to prevent false communication.

A number of 200 paging and partially monitoring loudspeakers were installed, and about 100 fixed lighting signs in the building (including the studio theater) as well as about 25 mobile lighting signs.

There are also floor boxes to which mobile loudspeakers are to be connected. Also, lists of cables and floor boxes have been generated to show the cable routing to the floor boxes distributed throughout the building.

An extensive video network has also been set up to connect color and black-and-white cameras. The video signals go to built-in monitors, e.g. for conductor monitoing, but also for floor boxes to connect mobile monitor units.

Similar planning were carried out for the studio theater and the so-called Brucknersaal. The latter is used as an independent chamber music hall as well as an orchestra rehearsal room.
In addition, concert recordings can also be performed in this hall. For this reason, a recording video studio was planned with view to the Brucknersaal. In the recording studio is a digital mixing console of the type Aurus, studio monitors, active monitors 5.1 / 7.1, studio reverb, studio microphones and video equipment such as recorders, projectors, video monitors and screen.

The neighboring video studio has a digital video editing system installed. In addition, there is a monitoring unit with 5 monitoring loudspeakers.

The Brucknersaal is acoustically designed as a rehearsal and chamber music hall and has with a floor space of about 400m2 sufficient space for 100 or more musicians and choir members. There is also room for at least 100 listeners.

There are numerous drawbars installed in the hall and 3 of them are for suspended microphones. Microphone point winds are also available, so that the greatest flexibility in orchestral recordings is provided.

The drawing above shows the location of the neighboring recording studio with a large viewing window to the Brucknersaal.  To the right are the talker room and the location of the video studio.

The central ELA Rack room shares its function with a similarly large distribution room with racks in the area of ​​the lower stage of the theater hall. The central wiring takes place from both rooms.

From the ELA rack room of the Brucknersaal there is a central supply of amplifier power for the studio theater and the foyers above, which can also be set up for events.

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