I am very particular on acoustics whenever i am attending conventions and concerts. I’ve been always reminded of my lessons in the class that “sound is half the picture“, meaning you won’t be pleased if you can’t hear what you’re watching.
When the USC-COCAAI held its grand alumni homecoming last Saturday at the new Convention Hall of the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City, i had the opportunity of looking at the construction of the hall. I’d look at almost all angle of the hall–from the design of some pieces of materials inside it and checked on the walls and ceilings.
I was amazed that the hall is ACOUSTICALLY-DESIGNED and i can’t hear no echo nor reverberation in the sounds even if there were drums played in one corner of the hall. So, here are my observation in pictures:
What is lacking?
- The control room is not done yet as of Saturday
- The spotlight should be elevated to avoid blinding the performers on the stage
- Speakers/sound boxes should be distributed around the hall for the sound to reach all corners. In last Saturday’s set-up, the speakers were all located in the stage which resulted to the sounds coming just from the front. If you’re sitting at the back, you can hardly hear the voices on stage.