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Listen Everywhere.....the coming paradigm ? Condenser Microphones
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Listen Everywhere.....the coming paradigm ?

'Your Main Pair: there's an app for that...

This could be the new stealth device to impact on concert venues.....initially to replace the hearing loop area for those with hearing aids, but perhaps later getting a feed directly from your main pair....who knows, where do these things end ?

Like digital mix desks, or Dante.....turn you back for a year or two, and they're everywhere

Listen Everywhere to be launched at ISE 2019 – NAS Solutions

We've (concert house-managers) spent years asking patrons politely to turn off their phones, and now...
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I don't know that this will replace the use of hearing loops, at least unless hearing aids start incorporating Bluetooth, or some such wireless transport method.

The nice feature of the current infrared, radio frequency and (begrudgingly) induction loop systems is that they don't require the end user to log in and configure their listening system. Just turn it on and it works.

If you think dealing with cell phone ringing in the middle of a show, and the accompanying cell phone interference in the audio stream, just wait until the venue staff has to start helping the blue hairs figure out how to program their smart phones to receive the show audio.
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If you think dealing with cell phone ringing in the middle of a show, and the accompanying cell phone interference in the audio stream, just wait until the venue staff has to start helping the blue hair figure out how to program their smart phones to receive the show audio.
Yes, that's at least 0.5 equivalent salary for one person each concert, just to enable 'wifi or Bluetooth pairing' for all who require assistance with it....
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Why not just ditch the venue entirely and let them watch at home with a VR headset connected to their phone? No need for huge auditoriums--just a small video production stage.
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Why not just ditch the venue entirely and let them watch at home with a VR headset connected to their phone? No need for huge auditoriums--just a small video production stage.
Just wait....

There's a lot of value for this sort of technology for self-guided tours in museums, houses of worship, multinational meetings, and lots of other things. I can see where it would be great for some users in live musical events too.

It would be REALLY useful in conventions, could cut down on the noise factor a lot

Edit: I'm speaking of the audio only here.

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If the technology got to the point that you could interactively stream the convention experience and eliminate the travel and other associated costs, I could see that as a win in certain aspects, but the airlines, hotels, restaurants, and convention centers probably wouldn't like it. Nor would the attendees who are having their good times paid for by other people.
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None of us should be certain of the nature and scope of change we are experiencing in all aspects of electronic communication. Some very confident opinions, regardless of professional background and experience, have been rendered meaningless in the current environment and velocity of change we are witnessing. The empirical evidence is clear: The gate keeping chains that controlled our productivity in the analog world are history and new, out of the box, thinking is driving the new paradigm. Some of it is dumb, some will attract interest but some will revolutionize the way we work.
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None of us should be certain of the nature and scope of change we are experiencing in all aspects of electronic communication. Some very confident opinions, regardless of professional background and experience, have been rendered meaningless in the current environment and velocity of change we are witnessing. The empirical evidence is clear: The gate keeping chains that controlled our productivity in the analog world are history and new, out of the box, thinking is driving the new paradigm. Some of it is dumb, some will attract interest but some will revolutionize the way we work.
Hugh
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