BETTER SOUND THAN IN EUROVISION 2001!
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – A new Danish invention will help the reverberation in the B&W Halls for the Eurovision Song Contest. Host City Copenhagen has hired audio expert Eddy Bøgh Brixen to help making the music sound good in the old shipyard. He will use a new technology to insure that the audience and viewers all over Europe will enjoy the music in the three shows in May.
The challenge is that the B&W Halls are so big and the larger the room, the longer reverberation. That means how long time it takes before the sound dies. To insure a short reverberation the B&W Halls will be covered with 60,000 square meters fabric called “Molton” inside. Usually it will take 13.2 seconds for the sound to die, but the time must be reduced to 3 seconds, the audio expert explains. Huge “balloons” of plastic are being hung from the ceiling in the halls on Eurovision Island that can absorb the bass. They are called AqFlex and it is a Danish invention which will be tested for the first time at Eurovision.
The sound will be better than in 2001 when the Parken Stadium hosted the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2001 many of the audience experienced a bad sound, but this year the host city and DR will insure a good sound in the hall.