Different Spaces . . . Different Needs
Different commercial buildings, require different audio solutions!
For instance the retail floor of a hotel may have the same background music playing through the different shopping areas to encourage foot traffic through the linked spaces, with no abrupt change of music type or tempo to interrupt the flow through the floor. The coffee shop however, may have different music playing as background to conversation, and minimising disturbance from kitchen noise. The conference rooms will no doubt operate independently, and the audio tracks and sources will depend on the required use of the space. The sources may well be supplied by the party hiring the venue.
As in the examples above, the effect determined by music cannot be over stated when it comes to creating atmosphere. Equally important is the ability to integrate an audio system with other elements within a building.
An Integrated Solution
By integrating the audio with the buildings other control systems it is possible to connect the audio, lighting, blinds and heating/ventilation together to create a particular ‘scene’ for perfect ambience.
For example, a restaurant may have an ‘evening’ scene where either as scheduled or at the touch of a button, the lights dim, the blinds close, the heating ramps up, and a pre-set selection of background music for intimate dining begins to play.