AES Milan 2018
Audio Applications Forum Session AAF01
Thursday, May 24, 12:30 — 13:30 (Arena 1)
AAF01 - How Line Array Technology Has Inspired a New Approach to MicrophonesPresenter:
Daniele Mochi, K-array - Florence, Italy
Line array speakers have recently become extremely popular in the professional audio industry. With a high directivity on the vertical plan, a line array's sound beam can be focused solely on the audience area, ensuring greater intelligibility in highly reverberant environments and enabling uniform coverage of distances much greater than those attainable with point sources. The theory behind the line array configuration is well known and acoustic prediction software is able to simulate their behavior with high accuracy. But what happens when we apply this theory to line array microphones? What are the advantages of these kinds of microphones and what are their applications? This presentation offers an in-depth, easy-to-understand overview of line array technology applied to microphones, with practical examples and demonstrations.