Salt Lake City, UT (March 28, 2007)–‘In The Venue’, a three-floor, 1600-capacity live music club, recently got a new concert sound system, which is anchored by two Soundcraft consoles: a 48-channel Series FIVE at front-of-house and 48-channel SM12 running monitors. Soundcraft ‘In The Venue’Local contractor/dealer Sonolux LLC installed the system under the direction of its principal, Rolando ‘Rolo’ Casos, who dually serves as In The Venue’s head engineer.
Casos also flew twin six-box arrays of JBL VerTec VT4887 enclosures with six subs per side groundstacked below, all powered by nine Crown CDi 1000 and 2000 power amplifiers. Various BSS and dbx processing further rounds out the new pro audio equipment complement.
The room is considerably wider than it is deep, with the longest throw for the loudspeakers being a mere 32 feet. “Many of the bands that come in are used to performing up on a really tall stage where there’s a barricade ten feet out,” Casos said. “But this room is totally different–the audience is up close and personal, but the sound is still every bit as good as a big professional touring rig–so we have a lot of really amazing shows in here because of the energy and vibe.”
All American Rejects onstage at In the VenuePrior to putting the Series FIVE and SM12 in, In The Venue had been using a Soundcraft K2 desk on FOH and smaller SM12 on monitors. Both of those boards have since been relegated to serve the club’s smaller performance stage located in a separate 500-capacity room at the front of the building. “We obviously liked the SM12 very much, seeing that we got another one that was larger,” Casos noted. “We also liked the K2 but knew that we had to step up to a larger and more fully featured console if we wanted to attract higher-tier acts. The Series FIVE is perfect for the club because it gives us all of the features of the nicest ‘A’ level boards without being as expensive.”