Martin Audio bounces in for new trampoline park13 July 2016
Rebound, the new £1m trampoline park recently opened in Hull in the UK, has 75 trampolines, tumble tracks, foam pits and a cafeteria as well as a Martin Audio sound system.
Installed by Kent-based Old Barn Audio, Martin Audio’s new CDD Coaxial Differential Dispersion range was used.
Old Barn Audio equipped the ceiling of the large 35m x 40m industrial unit with 28m box truss, flown from the apex of the building. Mounted to this are six CDD15, complemented by six matched CSX118 (1 x 18”) subs, and four CDD8 Downfill. In a separate Induction Room, where the training videos are presented on 55” LCD flat screen TVs, sound is reinforced by a further four CDD8 (8”) speakers.
Director of Old Barn Audio, Phil Clark says that the venue will also operate after dark for parties, so there was a need for a powerful sound system. “The CDD15s are angled so they hit the balcony, and therefore the CDD8’s are pointed directly down to fill the hole in the coverage pattern. It works very well.”
Owner of the park, Monkey Bizness, and its general manager, Wendy Donnelly says: “I asked OBA to ‘lift the roof off the building’ with the sound system as I wanted to attract a more teenage market as well as youngsters with the sound levels. They have done that and more; in fact we’re probably not reaching a third of the system’s capacity.
On the design, Clark explains, “Because it’s a trampoline room it would have been impractical to put the subs on the ground. Also the overhead rig had to go in right at the start because once the trampolines were in place it would not have been possible to gain access to the roof.
Presets are stored in Symetrix Radius 12in/12 out DSP, with two 22” GUIs offering intuitive touch-screen fader banks, designed for non-technical personnel.
There is a BGM plug-in point at Reception and DJ input on the mezzanine balcony, while the client also requested a series of pre-recorded messages stating, for instance, when time is up. “This required a bespoke design for audio, lighting – which is programmed to operate via serial output codes from the Radius to a ChamSys desk – messaging and control,” Clarke says.