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    Default Watch "Avatar" at Soundscape Movie Night on March 16

    Next week! Avatar is the first film.

    I did some tweaking with the sound this week and I think it's going to be spectacular.

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    Sounds like fun... Can you please tell us a little more about Soundscape Movie Night, and what tweaked Avatar audio can we expect to hear?

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    Gus,

    I should clarify "tweaking". The Soundscape sound system is roughly 167 speakers. It's basically a big surround system setup mainly for NWS performances, Wallcasts, but can be used for other events if needed. One of the scheduled events that uses the system is Miami Beach Movie nights.

    However, in order for any movie with surround audio to sound "correct", the system has to be programmed and slightly tuned. In a normal home setup, you have 6 speakers for 5.1. In the park, you have zones that can act as the 6 speakers in a home system, but there is far more flexibility to create a better sonic atmosphere.

    I've been spending my free time going out to the park and listening to the system with just the audio from Avatar. I think I have the right settings now, but only the audience will be able to tell me if what I did sounds good.

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    Wow! I didn't realize this was regarding the outdoor screening facility at New World Symphony. I was under the impression the space was only going to be used to broadcasting the symphony performances

    Will you be screening more movies?

    Is there a Soundscape calender of events?

    We'd love to help you spread the word.

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    I am glad this is starting. I want to go to the Wednesday night events. But I don't quite understand where it is? Is it where the big metal things are? Also, on the nws website I couldn't find the info... I feel I am missing something.

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    Movie Night info.

    Soundscape is at the corner of 17th and Washington.

    The main listening area is in the center of all the metal structures that contain the speakers.

    I hope the file attached, but I've including a tech drawing of the whole park that shows the prime listening area.
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    How busy does it get? I think I am going there this Wednesday

    Can we bring blanket, wine etc?

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    I want to go too! I will try to make it.

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    Default Re: Watch "Avatar" at Soundscape Movie Night on March 16

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    How busy does it get? I think I am going there this Wednesday

    Can we bring blanket, wine etc?
    For movie night, no idea. Weds will be the first one. If our Wallcast is any indication of how packed it will be, I expect about 1000 people. I think our last wallcast was around 2000.

    People bring chairs, blankets, wine, picnic baskets, tables, and candles to our show. My guess it'll be the same for movie night.

    We had 2 couples show up at 3pm for a 730 Wallcast show.

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    Oh good lord, 3:30?! Miami time in reverse!

    Can it seat that many?

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    Depends on your definition of "seat". I think about 1000-1500 people can fit comfortably in the prime listening area. That's a rough guess though.

    During our last show, the were people in the prime listening area and on the outer edges as well.

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    Well, I'd say look out for me, but amongst 1500 people you've got no chance!

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    I am looking forward to this. My friend and I was just talking about this last week because she hasn't seen it yet on the big screen.

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    Thanks for the info! I'm adding these to the Event Calendar.

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    Default Re: Watch "Avatar" at Soundscape Movie Night on March 16

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    Thanks for the info! I'm adding these to the Event Calendar.
    Thanks. I never looked at the events link. Good to know.

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    Toledo, are there going to be movies EVERY Wednesday? Somebody just tweeted that.

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    This link has all the dates and times, but it looks like every Wednesday until June 15th.

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    Default Re: Watch "Avatar" at Soundscape Movie Night on March 16

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    Well, I'd say look out for me, but amongst 1500 people you've got no chance!
    Very true.

    I'll be the one with the laptop in the corner.

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    The only one with the laptop? I will try and say hi! Which corner...lol

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    If you're facing the wall, I'll be in the back right corner next to the metal speaker structure.

    I have to babysit the first movie night to make sure nothing goes wrong with the audio system.

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