An Aviom Pro64 audio network allows artists to rehearse and record anywhere they are comfortable at the ArtSpaceHotel: a unique resort in the Alentejo Litoral region on the south-west coast of Portugal.
Director Kai Vieweg’s background in the recording industry led him to create this space that is ideal for musicians. The audio network that connects the creative spaces throughout the ArtSpaceHotel was designed by Ray Finkenberger-Lewin, with the help of Aviom distribution partner S.E.A. Vertrieb & Consulting.
The FOH console used in the space is a Yamaha DM2000 with two Aviom 6416Y2 A-Net Cards. These two cards send and receive 32 channels of audio from the Aviom Pro64 audio network.
The cards are connected to two MH10 Merger Hubs, installed at either end of the resort. The MH10s are connected to one another and to 10 other locations throughout the facility.
A rack containing two 6416m Mic Input Modules, one ASI A-Net Interface, one A-16R Rack-mounted Personal Mixer, and an A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor can be connected at any one of these locations.
Hooking up A-16II Personal Mixers means musicians can create their own monitor mixes. The A-16R Personal Mixer sends a stereo signal to the resort’s PA system so that the performance or session can be shared around the space.
While the ArtSpaceHotel has not officially opened its doors to the public, the resort has already welcomed some talented groups to test the equipment and facilities: Brazilian guitarist Zélia Fonesca, German jazz artist Wolfgang Haffner, and Portuguese percussion project Tocá Rufar Orquestra, who hosted a workshop at the resort.
Vieweg says: “The emotional response of guests and participants has surpassed our expectations. Artists feel comfortable and free to do what they want at any time. The Aviom system has helped to make this possible.”