Viper Alley creator Scott Greenberg with Gand Sound Installations tech Aaron Patkin, using Yamaha's iPad Stagemix.Chicago, IL (April 11, 2011)—Viper Alley, a new Chicago-area venue, recently began using the StageMix iPad app for its Yamaha M7CL console.
Located in Lincolnshire, IL, the venue is the brainchild of Scott Greenberg, creator of the Wit, a Chicago boutique hotel. Viper Alley opened in early March with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze performing for 200 online raffle ticket winners. The audio system within the club includes a Yamaha M7CL digital console, and a complete Nexo sound system; the installation was completed by Gand Sound Installations (Glenview, IL).
Engineers have been using the iPad app to tweak the sound during shows, since it allows remote control of the console’s mix functions via a graphic interface from anywhere within wireless range. The application enables an engineer to set up monitor mixes from a performer’s position on stage directly controlling mix parameters via the iPad. Controllable parameters implemented in StageMix include Sends on Faders, Input Channel Faders, Input Channel On/Off, Input Channel Parametric EQs, Input Channel Cue, Mix Master Faders, Mix Bus On/Off, Mix Bus Parametric EQs, Mix Bus Cue, Last Cue/Mix Cue Mode, and Clear All Cues.
“The new iPad app for the M7CL-48 allows me to adjust monitor mixes from onstage while the band is playing, and walk the room to adjust the various zones in the concert seating area, ensuring that everyone hears what they came for," states Aaron Patkin, Gand tech.
Upcoming acts at Viper Alley include Victor Wooten and Stanley Clarke, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and blues legend Johnny Winter.