Live: Bowery Boston Upgrades

Mar 1, 2011 9:00 AM, By Sarah Benzuly

Polls


Mix Regional

The Mix Regional section for Mix's September 2014 issue focuses on Miami. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, plus club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to mixeditorial@nbmedia.com.

MIA performing admist the crowd at the Bowery Boston venue

MIA performing admist the crowd at the Bowery Boston venue

The Bowery Presents—with assistance from Scorpio Sound Systems—recently retrofitted its Boston venue with a new state-of-the-art sound system, which includes a d&b P.A and Avid Profile boards at both front of house and monitors. According to general manager Josh Bhatti, one of the overriding factors in determining which gear to select was how well artists and their touring crews could work the equipment. “Once we narrowed it down to a few systems,” Bhatti adds, “factors such as how the equipment can fit into your venue and what are the right size speakers come into play. If the system doesn’t sound good, it can quickly ruin the day for the artist and the patron.

“d&b has been putting out a great product for a number of years and is starting to make more and more strides into the U.S. with its gear,” he continues. “The technology behind the speakers is second to none and the sound quality is unbelievable. From a design standpoint, the individual boxes are very compact, and in a club setting where every square foot is critical for the artist and for the sightlines of the audience, it’s great to have such a compact system.” The system at Bowery Boston comprises Q Series boxes for mains and balcony fills, B2 subs, C Series sidefills and maxx monitor wedges.

As for the Avid boards, user-friendliness reigns supreme. “For the engineers who have limited experience on digital consoles, the Profile is very user-friendly, and with our great in-house engineers, learning is pretty simple. For those touring around and familiar with the Profile console, it makes the engineer’s day when he or she can walk in here and pop in a USB stick and be up and running quickly. Also, the Pro Tools interface allows for multitrack live recordings of shows, which is light years above having the CD burner in the rack for a live recording.”

The rest of the install saw brand-new gear including mic stands, amplifiers, road cases, mics and all-new electrical to minimize long cable runs.

“It’s been smooth sailing with the system, and artist after artist has walked away extremely happy. More and more, we are hearing from fans coming to shows commenting on how great the sound is at the club, and we’re really proud to have the best system in the city.”






Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95

Newsletters

MixLine

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.