Posted in news on February 23, 2017 9:20 am EST

Stream Music from a Work of Art?

In a merging of technology with material, artwork is infused with interactive sound and subtle lighting in a new product from Soundwall.

Soundwall uses Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) technology to produce brilliant sound that can be controlled by app. Art shown here, Heavy Space by Matt Rockman. Images courtesy of Soundwall.


 

ARCHITECTURAL NEWS

 
 

EDITOR PICKS

 
 

LATEST ISSUE

DIGITAL EDITION

 
 

NEWSLETTERS

 

Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter Designer Today to stay up to date with all we do at Designer and with what's going on in the field of house of worship architecture.

 
 
  
          
 

TAGS: ambience, art, audio, lighting, technology,

print

By Church Designer Staff

In a product with application potential in church youth spaces and gathering spaces, Soundwall produces flat-panel speakers made of aluminum artwork that fill an entire space with rich, natural sound.

Boulder, Colo.-based Soundwall, an interactive flat-panel speaker made of aluminum artwork, debuts Nova. Nova offers the company's "Magic Touch" feature that allows users to touch their art to play, pause and skip songs with ease. Nova also debuts "Mood Lights." When users stream songs through a Soundwall, they can set dynamic backlighting to create ambience. Mood lighting can be controlled from Soundwall’s mobile app. Consumers can choose from more than 150 works of art or upload their own to personalize their Soundwall.

How it works

In a product with application potential in church youth spaces and gathering spaces, Soundwall produces flat-panel speakers made of aluminum artwork that fill an entire space with rich, natural sound. Art is available from the company’s collection of artists or can be uploaded to create a personalized experience. The latest Soundwall product, Nova, lets users touch the art to control the music and set mood lighting to create ambience.

Revolutionary sound technology

The entire surface of a Soundwall is a speaker. The company reports that it uses Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) technology to produce brilliant sound. Exciters mounted on the back of the aluminum art vibrate the surface to produce incredible, full-range sound throughout a room. Users can stream their music wirelessly via Bluetooth or WiFi to play music on Soundwall.

Exciters mounted on the back of the aluminum art vibrate the surface to produce incredible, full-range sound throughout a room.

In addition, users can display mood lighting by choosing from a variety of dynamic ambient backlighting presets. Some possibilities include a deep blue for smooth jazz, a warm red for something romantic or an elegant white backlight to keep things simple, the company reports. A Soundwall app can be used to control the backlighting.

As part of its Magic Touch feature, Soundwall may be touched to play art, paused, or to skip songs.

Pricing begins at $900.

 

 

 

Learn more about the companies in this story:

Soundwall

 

 

What people are saying

 

 Add your comment:


Name:
Email:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

 

Please enter the word you see in the image below: