Meyer Sound adds the fright factor at Ocean Park
HONG KONG: The 15th edition of Asia’s largest Halloween-themed event is set to take place at Ocean Park Hong Kong, with Leopard sound reinforcement and D-Mitri signal processing among the technical systems helping to deliver the scares. Named Halloween Fest, the event is aiming to achieve greater sonic immersion for its guests. All equipment, design and support for the project has been provided by Audio Dynamic.
‘To bolster our iconic Halloween celebration on its 15th anniversary, we decided to elevate the scary experience to new heights for our guests by exploring different sound effect treatments,’ explained Jacky Chan, technical manager of Ocean Park Hong Kong. ‘The project is challenging because we want to use sound to inspire an intense fear in our guests, independent of scary visuals. Meyer Sound’s sophisticated D-Mitri platform, coupled with the company’s experience with international performances in Broadway and Las Vegas, allow us to achieve our desired outcome.’
One of the festival’s most popular attractions, the Hellympics live show features a 5.1 surround sound system. The design is anchored by Leopard line array enclosures and 900-LFC and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, with signal distribution via the D-Mitri. In addition, the D-Mitri drives the sound effects in the haunted house, named H15 and presented by Yahoo! Hong Kong. H15 follows the visitors’ afterlife journey as a ‘corpse bearer’ leads them from room to room while the guests are strapped to a mortuary bed on wheels.