Austin, TX (June 23, 2015)—A landmark of the local music scene, Austin’s Continental Club recently upgraded its house and monitor systems to new Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
The new house system comprises four UPQ-2P loudspeakers, two 700-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with a Galileo Callisto 616 processor for system drive and alignment. A half-dozen MJF-210 stage monitors supply onstage foldback. The venue also features a Midas Verona analog console and hard-wired Telefunken mics.
“As soon as we flew the new Meyer Sound PA, we could tell the difference immediately,” says Jamie Wellwarth, head of audio for the 300-capacity club and touring FOH engineer for bands Jane’s Addiction and Social Distortion. “It has clarity, punch and you can get it nice and loud without that harsh sound that hurts your ears. It fills the room without overwhelming people up front. The difference really is night and day.”
A key player in implementing the recent audio overhaul was Kevin Lemoine, former staff FOH mixer at the Continental Club who is now a touring FOH engineer with Green Day, Dwight Yoakam, and others. “The improvement is astonishing,” he reports. “The system delivers all the music performed here perfectly, from classic country and Americana to alt-rock, blues, and Western swing. This is a legendary venue, probably the roots music equivalent of New York’s CBGB, and it finally has the sound system it deserves.”
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.