New York (January 31, 2007)–Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) recently made some serious upgrades to the tech aspects of its New York City venue’s Main Space stage area. The new gear includes all-new lighting and PA systems, a new onstage monitor mix position and an HD audio/video capture system.
“The Knitting Factory has never looked or sounded better,” said Jared Hoffman, President and CEO of KFE. “Entering our milestone 20th year, we are actively building on our reputation, not only as the place that showcases the best in emerging and established music, but also as a state-of-the-art venue that provides the very best audio-visual live music experiences. Equipping the NY facility with the most advanced technology we could find is just one more way we’re demonstrating our absolute commitment to artists and audiences alike.”
Part of the impetus to overhaul the systems included the company’s desire to create a digital services platform to support its artist, record label and media company partnerships. KFE is currently developing media partnerships, such as a new partnership with XM Satellite Radio, which will serve to distribute Knitting Factory exclusive live performance content with the weekly program, Live from the Knitting Factory.
The venue’s brand-new live sound system is anchored by a 32-channel Soundcraft MH3 console at front-of-house, and features Meyer Sound UPA-2P and UPJ-1P self-powered main speakers and USW-1 sub-woofers. Outboard processors include rack units by Klark-Teknik, Drawmer, TC Electronic, Lexicon and Meyer Sound. KFE has also installed an onstage monitor position, featuring a new 24-channel Midas Siena console manned by a dedicated monitor engineer for the best stage sound possible.
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