This app changes how you listen to a live performance and it’s the future

There is nothing like hearing your favourite band live at a concert or a festival. However, the experience is often disrupted by poor acoustics or feedback at the venue. Mixhalo is on its way to revolutionize the listening experience at live events with its clever technology.
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Mixhalo is becoming an important part of the listening experience at music events. Screenshot: Mixhalo via YouTube

In the mix

The app was founded in 2016 in San Francisco, California before going on to partner with some key names in the music industry. The company hopes to give those in the crowd an enhanced experience by allowing them to hear the same sound that the musicians hear on stage.

Performers have a tailored feed that is mixed by their engineers. However, the crowd hears a subpar version of the playback when standing in the crowd. Therefore, Mixhalo delivers high-quality, real-time audio directly to attendees’ own phones and headphones.

A prime example of how this would improve the listening experience is for those far away from the stage. The sound quality for those in the ‘nosebleed’ seats is usually poor. Therefore, Mixhalo will be able to provide top-quality sound for those with these tickets via the app.

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Metallica is one of the various bands that have partnered with Mixhalo. Photo: Raph_PH via Wikimedia Commons

What you want to hear

Another instance where this technology is useful is for festivals that have multiple stages. These days, festivals regularly have three performance stages. Subsequently, quite often the music from all three performances combines together to create a huge mess sonically. Now, you can plug in your headphones and listen to only one stage, omitting all the unwanted noise with Mixhalo.

The firm is proud of its connectivity capabilities. It states that it is a real-time, network-based data delivery platform. The signal doesn’t travel along the same routes of other data feeds. Therefore, it does not depend on existing networks. Moreover, this high-quality audio is provided for users even if they go to the restroom or get a drink. Not a single beat is missed!

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Mixhalo is heavily-endorsed by music mogul Pharrell Williams Photo: Frank Schwichtenberg via Wikimedia Commons

Highly-valued approach

Mixhalo’s feed is provided by live event organizers that connect the server to their sound mixer or PA system. There are already many big names in the music industry that have given their backing to the platform.

Aerosmith, Incubus, Metallica, Charlie Puth, and Pharrell Williams just some of the artists that have collaborated with Mixhalo. Williams has been vocal about the app, expressing his appreciation for a service that allows his audience to hear what he hears on stage.

Furthermore, important event promoters such as Live Nation have aligned with Mixhalo. This means that we are likely to see more important music events enable attendees to enhance their experience with Mixhalo. The app isn’t just designed for music events. Sporting events, political speeches, and conferences can be advanced with this technology.

Regardless, this technology will be appreciated by musicians, DJs, and engineers across the globe. They put a lot of effort into customizing the mix to make sure that the best quality is offered. However, they aren’t in control of the PA quality, so they usually have to hope for the best. Now they have greater control of their sound.

Is Mixhalo something that you would consider using when attending a concert? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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