d&b audiotechnik has announced a new partnership with leading theatrical and creative sound designer, Autograph, to co-develop and launch a stadium sound application for creating a live crowd atmosphere at empty sports events.
d&b Fanblock – powered by Autograph Stadium Sound – delivers a real-time controlled, sound solution to venues without fans or with a reduced number of fans on site.
Using a d&b sound system design positioned within an arena, d&b Fanblock creates a multi-channel surround sound system which, when combined with Autograph’s cutting-edge playback software, means stadiums are once again filled with the much-missed sound of fans.
Players currently missing the vital dynamic energy brought to the game by a noisy, responsive crowd will undoubtedly benefit from the technology, while fans at home will be able to experience the sounds of the stadium while games are broadcasted live.
The basic audio content consists of non-team specific sounds including background ‘bed’ loops to provide a continual atmosphere within the stadium and a library of sound cues that can be triggered by operators in reaction to the action on the pitch.
The custom sound design package offers club-specific chants made possible through Autograph’s content partner, FanChants.