Doug Gould (standing) took the audience at Dale Pro Audio through the first of two day-long House of Worship Audio Boot Camps on Friday, at the inaugural event of Dale Pro Audio’s new Queens, NY location.
New York, NY (September 21 2015)—Manhattan-based Dale Pro Audio has expanded with a second location in Queens, NY at the Jamaica LIRR Station. Under development since late last year, the new facility is triple the size of the Manhattan space, according to co-owner/vice president Valerie Lager. As a result, the new site has been outfitted with expanded warehousing, additional office areas and more. Underlining the retailer’s foothold in the broadcast market (Dale was named Sennheiser’s 2014 U.S. Broadcast Dealer of the Year, for example), the building also includes a variety of real world-sized studio spaces for customer testing and demonstrations.
The highlight of the bright, airy facility, however, is the 1,100-square-foot Event and Demo Room, more oriented towards live sound and installation. Outfitted with a Studer Vista-1 live/broadcast/studio console, it also sports a projection screen supported by flush-mount Bose speakers and a slew of line arrays hung side-by-side on a lighted truss, allowing for A/B comparisons and demonstrations.
The room’s inaugural event, held in mid-September, was a free House of Worship Audio Boot Camp, presented by audio educator Doug Gould of Worship MD. Broadcast over Periscope for those who couldn’t attend, Gould’s amiable discussion was aimed at all skill levels, from audio pros to HOW volunteers, and covered topics such as in-ear mixing; microphone patterns and applications; recording church services; wireless mics; and more. While the room was filled with attendees over the course of the two-day event, it was also packed with line arrays, subs, consoles, mics and more from the likes of Yamaha, Nexo, EAW, Bose, QSC, Roland, DAS, Studer, Allen & Heath, Midas, Audio-Technica, JBL Pro, EV, RCF, PreSonus, Radial and others. More events are planned for the future and will be announced on the retailer’s website.
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