Overlooking the River Rhine, linking the lower and upper regions of Lake Konstanz lies Bodenseeforum, a new conference venue conveniently located at the centre of Europe’s ‘four country region’, made up of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Furthermore, a versatile audio mixing solution was required for such ‘modular’ venue, a problem solved by the subsequent installation of three Yamaha QL1 digital consoles.
The 2000 sq metre Bodenseeforum is designed to allow the entirety of its space to be configured to the exact size and seating requirements of any event regardless of size. With many possible combinations of plenum, breakout room and foyer available, a flexible and easily moved mixing solution was needed to ensure that all events enjoy high quality sound, regardless of how the space is configured.
Stefan Praxl, founder of Praxl Licht- & Tontechnik GmbH, was asked to provide the Bodenseeforum audio systems. He chose the flexible solution of three Yamaha QL1s, plus a Rio1608-D i/o unit. “Because the venue has a ‘modular’ approach, the mixing consoles needed to be flexible and able to handle a wide range of events,” says Stefan. “It needed to be able to work with Bodenseeforum’s Dante network and be familiar to visiting sound engineers from across the world.”
Stefan specified the QL1s because they satisfied all of these requirements, as well as being compact and easy to move to any position, as required.“The QL1s seamlessly integrate with the Dante-based IT infrastructure and loudspeaker systems,” he says. “With instant recall of presets and the addition of the Rio1608-D for larger events, the system can be reconfigured very quickly. It is the ideal mixing solution for such a versatile venue.”