Mixhalo, the ultra-low latency networking technology that unlocks high-fidelity, augmented audio for fans at live events, today announced L-Acoustics’ comprehensive spatial audio ecosystem, the L-ISA 3.0. will now come pre-loaded with Mixhalo’s proprietary wireless networking technology as part of L-ISA 3.0 release.
L-Acoustics, pioneer of the line source array, leads the industry in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of premium sound reinforcement technologies – including L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, which features spatial audio processing. Mixhalo is the first external application L-Acoustics will offer via L-ISA Processor II. Clients using L-ISA Processor II will now be able to leverage Mixhalo to deliver pristine, ultra-low-latency spatial audio directly to fans via their own phones and headphones. Because Mixhalo’s technology automatically and dynamically time-aligns with loudspeakers, it can complement a PA system perfectly, offering multiple mixes – such as a guitar mix in music, real-time play-by-play in sports, a foreign language interpretation at a conference, or L-ISA spatial audio over headphones – or even augmenting the audio in areas of a venue that are difficult to reach otherwise.
“I realized from the moment I first experienced Mixhalo that it had the potential to elevate and augment the listening experience at live events in a unique, transformative way,” said Laurent Vaissié, CEO of L-Acoustics. “Now, by pairing Mixhalo with the versatile and field-tested L-ISA Processor, we are taking those possibilities to new heights, giving partners options they never before had and supporting them as they embrace the future of live audio.”
The relationship with L-Acoustics also turbo-charges Mixhalo’s march toward scalability. By leveraging L-Acoustics’ global sales team and world-wide distribution network, Mixhalo’s reach will expand dramatically. Additionally, whereas Mixhalo has historically relied on on-site engineers to deploy and custom configure hardware, the partnership with L-Acoustics will allow Mixhalo to simplify the deployment of its technology and complete the transition to a pure SaaS model.
“L-Acoustics has spent decades establishing distribution channels across live music, sports, conferences and more,” said John Vars, CEO of Mixhalo. “Striking this kind of global distribution partnership with literally the best in the business, will change who and what Mixhalo fundamentally is for the better – this partnership just made Mixhalo more prolific.”
L-Acoustics and Mixhalo first collaborated in 2019 on Aerosmith’s Deuces Are Wild residency in Las Vegas where the pair offered a live immersive audio experience which combined L-ISA immersive audio with a Mixhalo VIP onstage experience. In 2021, L-Acoustics became a major investor in and exclusive professional audio partner of Mixhalo.
Additionally, Mixhalo’s foundational core technology that attracted L-Acoustics – and is now embedded in L-ISA 3.0 – has been granted another U.S. patent (US-11,625,213). Mixhalo now holds a total of five U.S. patents and four international patents.
Mixhalo is an ultra-low latency networking technology that unlocks never-before-possible fan experiences at live events and beyond. Powered by proprietary, cutting-edge wireless networking technologies, Mixhalo elevates the live music experience by offering in-ear, studio-quality audio to all fans – via their own phones and headphones – so they can listen just like the artists on stage. Fans can even access unique mixes, like the guitar mix, or the drums. In live sports, teams and venues use Mixhalo to deliver multiple channels of audio content, which could include home and away radio broadcasts, Spanish language broadcasts, celebrity commentary and other custom content – all perfectly synchronized with the live action.
Mixhalo clients and partners to-date have included: Aerosmith, Charlie Puth, Incubus, Metallica, TechCrunch Disrupt, TSX Entertainment, Sting, and multiple teams across MLS, the NBA and the NHL. The company is backed by investors including Fortress, Foundry Group, Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, Cowboy Ventures, Red Light Management, and others in technology, sports and entertainment.
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L-Acoustics is renowned for developing innovative sound systems and technologies that elevate the listening experience. Founded in France in 1984, L-Acoustics currently employs 700 team members worldwide, with headquarters in Paris, Los Angeles, London, and Singapore. Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of sound with solutions such as the L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, which offers 3D multi-dimensional audio. L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics, offers exceptional concert-grade sound systems and immersive sound spaces for residential and architectural environments. In recognition of introducing these ground-breaking creative technologies, L-Acoustics was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020 and 2023.
L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard around the globe in venues like the Hollywood Bowl and the Philharmonie de Paris, at the world’s top-grossing festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland, international special events like the World Expo 2020 and World Cup 2022, and on tour with world-class artists such as Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Arctic Monkeys, and Jacky Cheung, and in the Las Vegas residencies of Katy Perry, Adele, and more.