Bose Professional Systems recently held a three-day series of events in Nashville to demonstrate its RoomMatch modules, presented in collaboration with studio designer/system integrator Steve Durr. The educational sessions were held at Ben’s Studio, the historic Music Row studio space formerly known as RCA Studio A that’s now operated by singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds.
The demonstrations included in-depth discussions of RoomMatch systems – product philosophy, design parameters and technical specifications – and attendees were encouraged to move freely throughout the venue to experience specific coverage patterns during live performance and playback of contrasting tracks.
A highlight of this series was the evening of the second day, which featured a live performance from a group of Nashville-based musicians assembled as The Cunningham Willis Consortium (mixed by Durr) attended by leading engineers, system integrators, entertainers, management, press and more.
For these demos, the following RoomMatch modules were hung above the stage at Ben’s Studio: two RM7010, two RM9010, two RM9020, two RM12020, and two RMS218 subwoofers. Six RMU208 modules were used as floor monitors for the band. Five Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amps provided amplification for the system. Processing was handled by a Bose ControlSpace ESP-88 engineered sound processor and CC-64 Control Center.
“It is really hard to describe in words how pristine the audio is from a Bose RoomMatch system – you must actually experience it for yourself,” states Durr. “RoomMatch is the most musical, most enjoyable speaker system that I have worked on, and from my perspective as an engineer and designer, I felt that it was important to let people hear and experience a RoomMatch system for themselves first hand. Our Nashville event clearly let attendees hear what is possible from a PA system if it is designed properly, and Bose totally nailed it with RoomMatch.”