PRess on Cinewav

Cinewav presents an unprecedented ability to scale audio to large public displays including drone shows, fireworks, fountain shows, movies. The platform allows users to listen to the big event on their own smartphones perfectly in sync. The following is press we've received from around the world as Cinewav is being implemented in various festivals.
Vivid Sydney 2023, Customs House with Cinewav Audio
Great light show and best sound in Sydney

Film-TV-Video, Germany 2023: "This year, they can also enjoy the accompanying cinema-quality sound with their own mobile phone and headphones at the same time, creating a truly immersive experience."

Vivid Sydney with Cinewav Audio
Nieuwe technieken toveren stad (Sydney) om naar immersive expositieruimte

Pretwork, Netherlands 2023: "Bezoekers kunnen de Cinewav app downloaden waarmee zij de begeleidende audio bij een kunstwerk kunnen horen via hun koptelefoons. Speakers ter plaatse worden daarmee overbodig en je kunt vanuit elke locatie (viewpoint) de begeleidende audio-ondersteuning inschakelen."

Vivid Sydney with Scalable Audio
See and hear art at vivid sydney 2023

Live Design, New York 2023: "On an unprecedented scale at Vivid Sydney 2023, 26 May to 17 June, visitors will be able to discover a whole new way of experiencing immersive, super-sized light and animations with their own personalized cinematic quality audio."

Cinewav event audio at Vivid Sydney 2023
Watch and listen to art at vivid sydney 2023

ALIA, Australia 2023: "The Cinewav innovation means spectators can fully appreciate the aural design of Vivid Sydney artworks from anywhere: on the water, from across the harbour, from the top of a building and more.

Cinewav is a patented world-first technology that allows users to listen to a clear, crisp soundtrack on their smartphone perfectly in-sync with a public show"

Vivid Sydney 2023, Customs House with Cinewav Audio
Cinewav Makes Vivid Sydney More Immersive with Personalised Audio

Ravepubs, 2023: "At Vivid Sydney 2023, May 26 to June 17, visitors will be able to discover a whole new way of experiencing immersive, super-sized light and animations with their own personalized audio."

Fireworks with Cinewav scalable audio
World-first audio for DIFF 2023 with Cinewav

Electronic Specifier, 2023: "Working with main sponsor Sun Group, international consultancy, Global 2000 International turned to Cinewav to provide high-quality synchronised audio via mobile phones for the first time at an international fireworks festival. This was first debuted at the official opening ceremony on 2 June where locals and tourists across Da Nang, Vietnam’s fifth most populated city, could listen to a clear, crisp soundtrack using their smartphone in perfect sync with the fireworks themselves."

Fireworks show with wireless audio for your headphones a vision of the future
The first fireworks show with wireless audio for your headphones is a vision of the future

Techradar, 2023: "Traditionally, event sites have a large-scale audio distribution system installed in main audience areas but not in all spectator vantage points. Our fireworks displays can (now) be designed to be viewed by spectators spread over several kilometres of an event site or city, not just the front row of seats. This technology gives the power of music to the people to ensure they can hear the music soundtrack."

Firework festivalgoers are in sync with Cinewav
Firework festivalgoers are in sync with Cinewav

ProAVL, Asia 2023: "It truly inspired me. I was struck at the sound quality which perfectly matched the visuals. This is also the first time in Vietnam that a renowned festival like DIFF applies this technology. I think this will be a new and exciting experience that visitors will surely enjoy. DIFF 2023 is a great way to showcase international talent to a local audience, to attract tourists to the area and promote the local economy and businesses. I believe that Cinewav is a game changer for large-scale events."

About Cinewav

Event audio in your pocket

CINEWAV is Event Audio in your Pocket. 

A world-first, scalable audio solution that delivers in-sync, immersive high quality audio to audiences using their own mobile phones and earbuds.

Whether you're planning:

  • a large outdoor movie screening, 
  • projection mapping, 
  • audio tour, 
  • fireworks or drone show, 
CINEWAV is the perfect software solution that can easily replace traditional speakers and heavy expensive sound systems. It can even stream live audio for sports commentary.

Cinewav is patented technology (US 11445238B2) perfect for large scale event audio.

Da Nang Intl Fireworks Festival 2023

Cinewav works with Qlab or Christie's Pandora's Box

Cinewav works perfectly with industry standard queue systems like QLab or Christie's pandora's box. Using TCP commands, you can trigger Cinewav to start, stop or replay in time with your lighting, projection or fireworks show. 

Cinewav can act as a server or client in this situation - all you need is to make sure the Cinewav player is on a laptop on your network.

In this image the central laptop is receiving Midi Timecode from the main controller. The laptop here has both QLab and Cinewav player on it and QLab is programmed to trigger Cinewav to PLAY at a specified time. 

We've Worked with

How it works - Event Holders and Users

the Cinewav App

download the Cinewav app

On Google Play, Apple Store and Huawei app gallery

Find an Event you like

Browse exciting, novel cinematic events near you

buy and download the audio ticket

Secure online payment process; your ticket is always on your phone. The audio file can be downloaded in-app prior to the event.

enjoy the cinewav experience

Bring your favourite headphones and watch the film on a big screen while listening to the audio from your smartphone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it use a lot of data?

No, the Cinewav app downloads an audio file to the phone. A typical audio file for a 2 hour movie is approx 30MB.

During a movie we use just 1MB per hour to keep you in sync!

Will it drain the phone's battery?

No, for pre-recorded audio like movies, because we are just playing a local audio file and we don't need your phone screen to be on we use hardly any battery. It's like playing an audio podcast. However, if you're using LIVE audio broadcast then it will be more like a phone call in terms of battery use.

Is there a distance limitation?

There is no distance limitation since we're not using FM or local broadcasting methods like bluetooth or Wifi. You can be anywhere in relation to the Cinewav player and as long as you have an internet connection (4G or even 3G) you can still play audio in sync. This is perfect for large scale shows like fireworks, drone shows, projection mapping.

Is there a limit to the number of listeners?

No, our platform can scale your listeners to literally millions. Of course we have to prepare for it if needed. We have tested it to 100,000 simultaneous connections at one exhibit. No one yet has needed more than this but please contact us if you'd like more!

How do I get started?

We can onboard your team in 30 mins and you can get started using Cinewav almost immediately. For larger scale projects do contact us so we can discuss your needs. 

Why use cinewav?

Event Holders:

  • Turnkey solution for event movie screenings
  • Scalable audio for large scale shows: fireworks, building projection mapping, drone shows
  • No special equipment required - a laptop and a projector
  • Scalable audio without noise pollution
  • Replace expensive sound systems
  • Turn any outdoor or indoor space into a cinema
  • Pre-sell tickets and F&B
  • Contactless ticketing
  • Ticket scanner app
  • Movie library with films from Disney, 20th Century Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Fox Network Group, Sony and growing...

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