Meyer Sound recently posted an article about the sound system at Mills College, installed earlier in 2015. In it, I provide some information and detail about how the system was designed for the audience and the students in mind:
Mills College's new system had to meet the needs of CCM's experimental composers. "Our students use sound in all kinds of unconventional ways," Stuck explains. "Instead of surrounds, we have independent points where we can pan sound. For example, we have an overhead HMS-12 directly above the mixing station to get a convincing effect of sound coming from above. With this upgrade, composers can pan, spread sounds apart, and experiment with unusual effects."