Boise, ID (November 4, 2016)—If you mention the Knitting Factory to a music fan, they’ll probably think of the famed venues in Los Angeles or New York, but there’s more sites than those, such as The Knitting Factory Concert Houses in Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington. The Boise one in particular recently got an audio upgrade from 3G’s AV Install Division.
As COO Greg Marchant points out, “It’s a 1,000 cap room with a mezzanine on top and a VIP mezzanine to the right. We generally have standing audiences with some seated shows occasionally. In terms of performers, we have everything. The first five artists with the new system included country, EDM, hip-hop, classic rock and heavy metal. We really put it through its paces.”
That new system includes five d&b audiotechnik Yi8 and Yi12 cabinets a side with four d&b B22-SUB subwoofers under the stage. Meanwhile, a pair of d&b E8 speakers provide front fill and two 12S-D are used in the mezzanine for delays. As might be expected, d&b 30-D four-channel amps power all of the speakers.
According to Marchant, “3G has a great eye for detail, they measured the performance space and not only evaluated what brand would work best, but the specific deployment to best cover all of the areas in the room.
“We couldn’t be happier with the d&b system. It’s like night and day. The clarity is remarkable. Audio technology has come a long way since our original system and this is the perfect rig for the space. We’re getting full-frequency sound and so much more volume from a system that’s half as heavy as the original cabinets. Same thing goes for the number of subwoofers that produce far greater low impact.
“As far as the bands are concerned, everyone who walks into the venue gets very excited when they see the PA. I should also add that a big decision we made in communicating with artist agents involved having the highest level of production capability to give us more of a competitive edge. There’s no dispute we have the best sound system in the state of Idaho and beyond. It’s a great rig and that has definitely raised the bar in the market and given us a competitive advantage.”
3G Productions, Inc.