Would you like to experience first-hand how technology is revolutionizing music rehearsals? Wenger will offer live demonstrations of its Virtual Acoustics technology at the 2017 Music for All Summer Symposium.

Wayzata High School (WHS) in Plymouth, MN is one of the schools already recognizing the benefits. Orchestra Director Mark Gitch says, “Although we’re physically rehearsing in our orchestra room, the Virtual Acoustics system makes it feel like we’re rehearsing on our stage.”

Wenger’s Virtual Acoustics technology enhances and accelerates music learning by creating realistic acoustic simulations of performance spaces. Wenger engineers also simulated the WHS auditorium’s acoustics with a custom setting.

“Regardless of their skill level, my students notice very similar effects of the Virtual Acoustics system on their rehearsal process,” says Gitch. He appreciated how rapidly students moved beyond enchantment with the technology to listening to themselves and each other differently. “While the technology is fun and inspiring, students quickly found they also worked more intelligently during rehearsal,” he notes.

The beauty of this Virtual Acoustics system is threefold, he believes. First, its simplicity makes the system very easy to use. The environment can be changed at the touch of a button. Second, the system’s different acoustic environments offer flexibility; because they are preset, he doesn’t have to worry about them.
Finally, the digital record and playback capability works with any of the nine acoustical settings – for immediate listening in rehearsal, to save for future use or to create an audition recording.

Learn about Virtual Acoustics installations and other demonstrations.

Author: Deb Laferty

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