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Sam Costa

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PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« on: January 25, 2024, 11:07:13 PM »

This should be interesting! :)

https://pksound.live/

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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2024, 06:09:08 AM »

There was a system similar to this released a few years back but I have not seen one in the wild.
It's a cleaver idea that makes an inherently expensive speaker system even more costly!
Having read some of the advertising copy, you would think this is the only system to solve some of the common problems with line arrays(rolls eyes)
However, it seems to me that adjusting the physical array to meet coverage requirements is better than using time (delay) between the array components as some system do.
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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2024, 08:18:05 AM »

This should be interesting! :)

https://pksound.live/

One of the "Broadway" audio shops did a similar mod to a Meyer line array over a decade ago.

On a theatrical musical, I can see this to a certain extent:  the PA towers go in long before system tuning, and if there is an error with the prediction it will be almost impossible to re-set the PA because so much scenic and LX stuff is now in the way.  For an EDM event that PK tends to specialize in?  Not so much, me thinks, but the ability to do it in real time may be appealing to some production companies.
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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2024, 09:13:20 AM »

One of the "Broadway" audio shops did a similar mod to a Meyer line array over a decade ago.

On a theatrical musical, I can see this to a certain extent:  the PA towers go in long before system tuning, and if there is an error with the prediction it will be almost impossible to re-set the PA because so much scenic and LX stuff is now in the way.  For an EDM event that PK tends to specialize in?  Not so much, me thinks, but the ability to do it in real time may be appealing to some production companies.

Venues who redo their audience areas between shows would probably benefit.
Standing/seated/flat floor/raked seating etc...
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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 12:21:30 PM »

Beware of the Dynamics software, it installs a program called "Mono" that ... basically gives your computer mono ... uses up unused cores and kills your battery life.

Uninstall it, and the program will still work, it uses a different version, that doesn't idle your available resources.


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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2024, 12:32:49 PM »

Talking out of my ass, but it's interesting to me that PK is going for making angle adjustments easier, while L'Acoustics new boxes are simply eliminating having to make adjustments at all!
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2024, 01:42:55 PM »

Talking out of my ass, but it's interesting to me that PK is going for making angle adjustments easier, while L'Acoustics new boxes are simply eliminating having to make adjustments at all!

Mhm. And EAW beat them both with the KF900 system back in the 90's.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2024, 02:15:28 PM »

Mhm. And EAW beat them both with the KF900 system back in the 90's.

...and again with the Anya...
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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2024, 10:08:36 PM »

I shared this a few years ago and it got crapped all over as a gimmick.  More things to go wrong, added cost and weight, etc.  I would think if it proved reliable that it would be a pretty boss rig to take on the road.  Being able to tweak the coverage without having to bring it down would be handy, no?
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Re: PK Sound - Robotic Multi-axis Line Array? Whoa…
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2024, 03:09:10 AM »

I shared this a few years ago and it got crapped all over as a gimmick.  More things to go wrong, added cost and weight, etc.  I would think if it proved reliable that it would be a pretty boss rig to take on the road.  Being able to tweak the coverage without having to bring it down would be handy, no?

It’s very handy. Done it a few times with EAW Anna.
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