San Francisco, CA (November 8, 2004)–Allen & Heath rush-delivered a Xone VF-1 universal analog stereo filter to San Francisco dance music venue 1015 Folsom in time for a major DJ event on Friday, October 29. The show, featuring renowned German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk on his fund-raising Rock the Vote Tour 2004, marked the public U.S. debut of the VF-1.
Scot Peterson, 1015’s sound designer and engineer, commented, “There are two features I really appreciate about this unit. First, the valve added a level of warmth and richness to our PA system that was astounding. Secondly, the balanced inputs and outputs and the lack of gain controls really make this unit somewhat foolproof. Virtually every other DJ effects unit on the market is a disaster in the hands of all but the most responsible and educated DJs. This unit isn’t! The VF-1 is one effects unit which both DJs and sound engineers should love.”
According to 1015’s owner, Ira Sandler, “I’ve always strived to keep 1015 at the forefront of sound and lighting technology. Just about every leading DJ in the world has appeared at my club over the years, which is something I’m very proud of. Today’s DJs are always looking for ways to enhance their performances. The new VF-1 filter looks very exciting.”
1015’s Director of Music, Cece Blake, added, “We have a duty to provide the best and most up-to-date DJ equipment for our guests. I’m really pleased that our club was the first in the country to unveil the VF-1, and to be able to do this on such a special occasion with Paul van Dyk was very special. Another ‘first’ for 1015!”
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