Casino de Montreal sees Canada’s largest Meyer setup

The recently reopened Cabaret du Casino at Casino de Montreal now features Canada’s largest Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system following a complete renovation.

The new system allows the 616-capacity venue, Canada’s largest casino, the flexibility to host a wide variety of events, providing acoustics for everything from evening dinner shows and rock-style musicals to boxing matches, corporate events, and the upcoming World Series of Poker.

“Constellation has been an excellent investment because it brings an unparalleled entertainment experience to our guests and clients,” said Sylvain Tremblay, administrator for the Cabaret. “The effect is truly incredible, as one feels fully immersed in the sonic environment created by the various programmes. This gives us a strong competitive advantage relative to other event spaces in Montreal.”

All audio, video, lighting, and theatrical automation systems for the Cabaret were designed and specified by Montreal-based Trizart Alliance consultants under the direction of Luc Gélinas.

“When we were told how the Cabaret wanted to expand its range of shows and other events, we immediately recommended Constellation,” said Gélinas. “It allows the operators to change the acoustics for the show about to happen, and it works quickly and efficiently. Wherever you are seated in the space, Constellation fully involves you in the emotion of the performance.”

The system centres around three dedicated processing frames of the D-Mitri digital audio platform, which host the patented VRAS acoustical algorithms. Ambient acoustics are captured by 44 miniature microphones and early reflections and reverberation are delivered by 143 Stella-4 and eight Stella-4C installation loudspeakers, 67 UPM-1XP and 27 UP-4XP loudspeakers, and 16 MM-10XP subwoofers.

Direct sound reinforcement is supplied by a Meyer Sound system of 20 M’elodie line array loudspeakers and eight 700-HP subwoofers, with drive and optimisation by a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with two Galileo Callisto 616 array processors. Four MJF-212A, six UM-1P, and six UM-100P stage monitors provide artist foldback, and two CQ-1 loudspeakers provide stage side fill.

The Meyer Sound systems were supplied and installed by Montreal-based Solotech with technical direction by Mario St. Onge and project management by Jacques Rousseau and Stéphane Cassasus.

The Cabaret also features two Digico SD10 digital consoles and an Optocore digital audio network for linking with the D-Mitri frames, and 44 LED ceiling domes for lighting and video projection.