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Kudadoo finds its audio pulse

Kudadoo finds its audio pulse

Kudadoo finds its audio pulse

Maldives:

Kudadoo, named ‘the world's best new luxury hotel for 2019’ by Luxury Travel Intelligence, is a tropical island resort in the Republic of Maldives. Pulse Middle East from Dubai was hired to build a sound system to support both BGM and live music from a range of sources around the resort. The system also needed to be easy to operate for non-technical staff members.

Pulse Middle East managing director Joe Chidiac led the project, which saw the team design a Dante audio network managed by a Symetrix Radius 12x8 EX DSP. This system serves the bar, restaurant, pool area, spa, salt room, games room and restrooms.

‘This installation was very special, since the location is extremely particular, and breathtaking,’ said Chidiac. ‘The main difficulties at Kudadoo were the logistics, the hotel being on an island in the Maldives, and the timeline. The system was installed and integrated in a three-day stay, after the initial visit and overseas prep. Due to the surrounding water body, many measures had to be taken in order to complete everything on time and have a lasting result.’

Pulse’s head of audio, Andy Morris, revealed that designing a user-friendly interface that could be operated by anyone while still providing options for different sources and volumes in each zone presented another challenge. ‘One way we got around this was to use logic automation within the Symetrix Radius EX so that certain events, such as a band starting to play from a certain Dante adapter, would cause the background music to automatically fade out in the concerned zones, gradually fading up again when live input is no longer detected,’ he explained.

As well as hosting whichever portable devices are connected, the audio network’s sources include a Pioneer DJM900 DJ mixer with CDJ2000 DJ decks, connected via an AVIO adapter, and a Midas M32 console with DN32-Dante card. Several TV receivers are also plugged directly into the Radius 12x8 EX.

As far as outputs are concerned, Powersoft amplifiers drive a variety of TW Audio and Martin Audio loudspeakers. Pulse Middle East deployed Cat-6 cabling throughout the facility, routing the inputs from portable devices via Dante connection points to the Symetrix Radius DSP and from there to the amplifiers. Symetrix ARC-3 wall panels provide control for volume, mute and source selection.

‘The Symetrix Radius makes it easy to manage the Dante network and it's extremely reliable,’ added Morris. ‘We also like the way Symetrix Composer software makes it easy to integrate our Powersoft amplifiers. Having all the routing set up in Composer instead of using an additional piece of software like Dante Controller saves a lot of time and confusion. All the routings are there in Composer, clear to see and easy to restore should any issues arise.’



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