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Sound Technology hailed in Caloundra Music Festival success

December 19, 2012
Organisers of the successful three-day Caloundra Music Festival have credited innovative sound technology as a contributing factor towards the best patron experience to date.
Caloundra Music Festival Director Richie Eyles selected the impressive Echo Barrier sound reduction panels to help improve sound isolation for each stage area and reduce impact on the surrounding community.
The event, which saw aggregated crowds of 20,000, resulted in minimal noise complaints as a result of the panelling, and far more sound clarity for musicians and revellers.
Eyles explained "we believe the ability of Echo Barrier to absorb sound contributed to cleaner sound, reduced noise spill and ultimately provided a better experience for all from patrons to organisers and musicians and of course our neighbours.
"This control over noise gives us greater flexibility in future festival site layout.
"Patrons at each stage enjoyed their chosen musicians without disturbance from other stages. Patrons, musicians, volunteers and staff attending the event were extremely impressed with the high quality sound."
Barrier Australia Director Ray Lee added "we are thrilled that (the Caloundra Music Festival) team found the technology behind our barriers to be of such a positive impact on their Festival.
"We're proud of the contribution that our products bring to events like music festivals as well as to construction sites and in high footfall areas of major cities."
Echo Barriers have already been used successfully at a range of events across the globe, including by MTV in Australia, the Eastern Electrics Festival in central London and the 2012 London Olympics.
Echo Barrier offers high technology solutions for controlling excessive noise making noise management simple, fast and highly effective. Barriers are flexible, provide exceptional acoustic performance, are easy to store, transport and fit.
They were recently recognised by the Institute of Acoustics and Noise Abatement Society at their annual awards and the barriers were recently named as Best Environmental Product at Civenex, Australia.
The commercial benefits of noise reduction are enormous, including minimising sound reflections to improve sound quality, minimising noise from nearby stages which might impact on the main performers, extension of event hours and an increased flexibility of site layout. They can minimise noise complaints and enhance company reputation.
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