Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 35

“Suite 302 is a new business, though we’ve been working with Sylvain for years,” begins Lafontaine. “He’s very sensitive about sound quality, and is all about going the extra mile to make sure the sound for any event makes every person feel like a part of the show.” Very familiar with Olympic Stadium’s acoustic properties and inherent challenges, Lafontaine and Vincent decided at the outset to prioritize intelligibility over volume for their de- sign. “We kind of created our own mandate, which was to get clear and intelligible audio to the athletes, judges, and crowd,” Lafontaine offers. “The stadium is a massive concrete structure, and that’s something people complain about when mixing in there. It’s very cold, acoustically speaking, and our goal was to brin rF7FB( 2FRWfW'RfVV6f'F&PB6( Ф&Vr&RFf֖Ɩ"vFFR6( 2&GV7@ƖRf6VBWrg&FRWG6WBFBWW"6VN( 27FVW"Ц&R46V'&VG7VW"&GV7G2vVB&RF6WFf"&Vf&6VVBFR6W&W26&6VBbF&VPFV226VbvW&VBBFW6vVBFffW"f66&G6ЦVvrVf&VG2( ėN( 2&V66FFW6vVBf"&Vǒ&WfW&&W&B&2( 06W&6W2''G>( n( fFRW2( ėN( 2ǒFW6vVBf"FPf6&vRv62vBvRVVFVBFVvN( 26fW'W66( ХFWFǒ66FW&VB&R7G&vFf'v&B77FV'WB0fFRW2( vVFR6Rf"2vvF&VwV"72ЧFV^( &RvrfW"FR6Rf"BFW&Vf&RFFrFBv^( @W7B&R6VFr6V6VW&wWBFBN( 26F6#"vW&R^( &P66rW"F( ХFR6VBƖvFrfFVB7Fvr7WƖW"f"FRWfV@v266FVBFRR&&VvbFR6GvF6PvV"7V"&VFVBg&dU.( 2G&V6FvWfW"FW7FR4&7Fr6R7V66W72FR6F&WBN( 2&R7VFVBFW&VB7FF2FFW&rB&VF2( FBVBBv07G'VvvRFvWBFVW&R&V6W6R&G2FVFV"&VFfVWB( fFR62( 6vRBFvWBFVF&V7Fǒg&WW 6VBBWW.( 26FF7G&'WF%vW'$VFvW&Rw&V@&WBVrW2vFFB( Ф6VVBbǒVvB4VG2( 2fW"4g2Gv4cG2BGv43'2( 2FVBFR&'&Vf&6VVB7W7VBЦVBg&V6bFRfW"VwF2bG'W72g&֖rFRfVBbg&&fRvrFFRVVRB&VFfVǒƖ֗FVB&vvr6ЦfwW&FFRfVVRFWFF( BfRFF6G&brF6PfW"G'W76W26VB&Rfvv6FRFR7FVW&&R&V2FP&RfV&R( &wV&ǒFR&vvW7B'BbF26rv2FR&vvr( 607VFR3.( 2FW76W"( ŖR6( B&rǖ27FFVƖRW7V&( Х7V'6WVVFǒ7VFR3"'&VvBG&V( 2&r&FR&GV2ЧF2FFRBW7BFR&vvrf"FRVF77FV'WB6FPFvW"'VB'V767G'V7GW&W2FBW76VFǒFfFVBFR&vআbF7&VFRFB&RFFR6WGFrFR7G'V7GW&Rv26fW&VB&6G&RB6vrFFRfVV^( 2&vvrƖ֗FF27FV@FR76fRFfFV67&VVFB&VVBFR7FFRfVB( ĖFB&vRfRF&rg&R6FRFFRFW"@&66ǒFRvVvBR7W7VEFR֖FFR7BWV5FPvVvBFN( 2VƖr6FWv2BR6( BWB&RFGvF0&WGvVVGv&6W2( RW2&WBFR7FFV( 2VVR&bFRЧ6v( 6vV^( &RVƖrWN( 26FFv^( &R7BVG2V66FR6R7BFV&RWW"vVvBv( ФRbFR7FVF2f"FR77FVv276&旦ЧF66R6RbFRWfVG2&R6WBFFRFWFW>( 66V6w37V'6WVVFǒBv2W&FfRFBFRW627W'FrFRf &WFW2v2V&BBFRW7B6RFR'FRFWFW2VFvW2BVFV6R( vRVVFVBFvWBF&V7B6VBFFRFWFW2BVFvW27@'FFǒ( fFR7G&W76W2( FWVVFVBFV"WfW'Fp&V66Vǒ( vrFǖ27FFV( 27FFǒ&V6v旦&R&V@&v6VBg&&RG677FV2( 26VFrFRR7W'&VFǐ7FVBFW&R( 26vf6Fǒ&VfV7G2&6FFR6VG&R( vRvFV@WfW'RFfRF&V7B6VBBV"B6R( fFR7G&W76W2( BFW2( ХFRFW6v66VFVB6VVBbfW"WW"U%0$dU544TB( "3P