Clifford Chance Invests In Shure Ceiling Microphone Array

Clifford Chance, an international law firm with over 3,400 legal  advisers around the world, is one of the top corporate law practices,  with branches in 35 financial and commercial centres in 25 countries  globally. In Germany the company has offices in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf  and Munich. 

Clifford Chance’s Munich offices have eight meeting rooms, two of  which (known as "Englischer Garten" and "Münchner Freiheit" after two of  Munich’s most popular public spaces, the "English Garden" park and the  square where Munich’s most popular Christmas market is held) can be  combined into one large conference area or used separately. The audio  solution chosen for use in the room needed to be compatible with either  room configuration, and to allow the rooms to be split or combined  quickly without complicating the switchover.

Local integrator Claus Heinemann Elektroanlagen GmbH was tasked with  the installation, and chose Shure’s ceiling microphone array for audio  capture in the room(s): in total three Microflex Advance MXA910 ceiling  arrays were used throughout the conference area. All three were  installed to work together, but can also be operated in isolation if  required, depending on how the meeting space is configured. Various  presets have been set up to deal with the different possible room  configurations, allowing the microphones to be reset for different  situations at the touch of a button. For seminars involving presenters  or a rotating cast of speakers, a QLX-D digital wireless microphone  system was installed with headset microphones and a handheld mic  transmitter featuring a Beta 87C capsule.

The networkable Microflex Advance mic arrays provide a logistically  flexible, physically elegant audio capture solution that accurately  reproduces all the nuances of the human voice across its entire  bandwidth. The ceiling arrays allow the company to work more  productively, enabling smooth-functioning communication between its  employees and clients, no matter whether they’re based in the same  building or across the globe. Shure’s intuitive, easy-to-operate  Microflex Advance systems allow the staff to concentrate on what’s  important — their work — instead of being distracted by the technology.

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
MXA910 The new MXA910 with IntelliMix® represents the next evolution in the Microflex® Advance™ Ceiling Array Microphone platform.
QLX-D Digital wireless system combines robust wireless performance with easy set-up and digital audio quality.