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Meyer Sound LEOPARD & D-Mitri Boost Scare Factor at Ocean Park Hong Kong Halloween Fest
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

"The project is challenging because we want to use sound to inspire an intense fear in our guests, independent of scary visuals. [Meyer Sound] allows us to achieve our desired outcome."

- Jacky Chan
Technical Manager, Ocean Park Hong Kong

From September 18 to November 1, Ocean Park Hong Kong is partnering with Meyer Sound to stage the 15th edition of Asia's largest Halloween-themed event. A LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system and D-Mitri digital audio platform lead a lineup of Meyer Sound systems to bring utmost sonic immersion and push the scare factor for the Park's fear-loving guests.

"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," says 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 an immersive 5.1 surround sound system. The system is anchored by LEOPARD line array loudspeakers and 900-LFC and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, with signal distribution provided by a D-Mitri digital audio platform. In addition, D-Mitri drives the sound effects in the haunted house H15 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.

The LEOPARD line array system is the newest and smallest member of the Meyer Sound LEO Family. LEOPARD boasts tremendous power-to-size ratio with ultra-low distortion. With LEOPARD, visitors to the Halloween Festival will experience a level of sonic impact and detail like never before.

Audio Dynamic, Meyer Sound's Hong Kong dealer, provides audio equipment and design support for the attractions.

About Ocean Park:

Ocean Park is Hong Kong's unique, home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organisation, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and recognised for its animal husbandry, research, and relationship with the community. More than 130 million people have visited Hong Kong's premier park since its inception, and Ocean Park has remained committed to offering adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation. Part of the proceeds from Ocean Park admission tickets and some retail items will go to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong to support its wildlife conservation projects. Ocean Park is the 2012 recipient of the highly coveted and prestigious Applause Award, presented by Liseberg Amusement Park. Recognised by the attractions industry worldwide, the award is presented at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo every other year in honor of a theme park for its excellence in management, operations, and creativity. Ocean Park is the first theme park in Asia to win this international award since its inception in 1980.