Revisiting Clowes Hall: Upgrades for Sound, Acoustics, Noise Performance


Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 6:45 PM

Location: Clowes Hall (Butler University campus, 46th Street) Indianapolis.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available in a brand new garage directly behind Clowes Hall and the Schrott Center. Enter off Sunset Ave. just north of 46th Street.

Entrance: Please enter via the northeast door (closest to the parking garage) – there will be a sign on door. We will meet on stage.

Note:  Start time for this meeting is 6:45 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, celebrating 50 years, is a multi-purpose performing arts facility that serves Butler University and the greater Indianapolis community. It was once THE Indy Concert Hall and hosted Eric Clapton and Cream in 1967, as well as the ISO. Its programming has migrated over 50 years from symphonic originally, to more pop and road show use. This necessitated changes in acoustics and sound systems as a phased plan, now completed. Clowes Hall is now one of only a few performing arts centers in the region with a complete “LCR” (left/center/right) theatre sound system. It is optimized with acoustics driving the design. A new L-Acoustics array was specified and installed.

Our presenter will be David Wright of Wright Consulting Associates, now a part of a national engineering firm, KJWW Engineering Inc. David will review how design steps were prioritized with budgets and how acoustics were addressed before any sound system or product could be designed. If time allows, we also plan on doing a relative calibration for attendees’ SLM meters, as a field exercise. Bring your portable measuring mic and calibrators if you have one!

Our host at Clowes Hall will be Ernie Yezzi, Sound Technician/Technical Stage Crew.

** Click on the following RSVP if you plan to attend – the earlier the better!

Eventbrite - AES - January 2016 Meeting at Clowes Hall