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A perspective of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "The Greatest Show On Earth" performance supported by the d&b audiotechnik Soundscape immersive platform. (Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment)

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey “The Greatest Show On Earth” Debuts With d&b audiotechnik

Feld Entertainment selects Soundscape immersive platform to support performances on the production's current 50-city tour of U.S. arenas.

Feld Entertainment-produced Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “The Greatest Show On Earth,” currently on a tour that’s taking it to 50 U.S. cities, is outfittted with an immersive audio system utilizing the d&b audiotechnik Soundscape platform working with a selection of the company’s loudspeakers.

The platform, supporting a production that has 75 cast members appearing in arenas, adds directional sound to put focus on specific areas of the floor at each venue where the show appears, helping to draw and guide audience attention to specific moments and scenic changes.

“Soundscape can accommodate this type of setup because of the delay-processing capabilities,” states Nick Malgieri, advanced systems specialist for d&b audiotechnik Americas. “With a performance area and show floor of this scale, it would be challenging for the audience to know where to look when action and dialogue is happening, and Soundscape was an immediate solution.”

“One of the inherent challenges of a production of this size is pulling the audience’s attention to the action on stage,” adds Brad Berridge, director of sound operations for Feld Entertainment. “Being able to direct the sound to where the action is has proven to be a more enjoyable experience for the audience. It helps us tell our story in the most effective way and deliver the greatest sound on Earth for The Greatest Show On Earth!”

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