Austin, TX (May 11, 2016)—All performers want to look good in front of their hometown crowd, and for loudspeaker manufacturers, it’s the same story. Case in point: BassBoss, based in Austin, TX, has a sizable presence in various venues around town, but when the SXSW Festival takes over, it’s even more important. With that in mind, the company provided complete system at both the Main I and Main II stages this year.
BassBoss was tasked with providing systems that could convert a now bare space into two separate clubs capable of handling the sound needs of acts like Bun B and Steve Aoki. BassBoss president David Lee designed systems that utilized the LA88 Line Array and VS21 subwoofers.
For The Main I, an outdoor, semi-covered area that extended into an open-air courtyard, Lee chose 8 LA88 Line Arrays and 8 VS21 “Rum Punch” Powered Subwoofers for the main system, with two AT312s, two DJ112s, two CCM112s and two SSP218 subwoofers on stage for monitoring.
Across the courtyard, the smaller indoor stage at The Main II called for two AT312 Attuned Tops and four ZV28 Subwoofers for the main system and three CCM112 monitors, a combination more than capable of delivering a visceral musical experience to everyone in the room.
“The defining principle of our products is that they’re plug-and-play,” Amber says, an attribute BASSBOSS achieves in part through their total commitment to powered speakers. “With The Main I and II, the load in for both systems began at 3:00 PM Tuesday afternoon and they were easily up and ready before sunset.”
“You could really tell that the audience was loving what they were hearing coming out of the system. The crowd was moving with the bass and pushing up against the stage, practically embracing the subs,” Lian Amber, CEO of BassBoss. recalled. “We overheard people saying, ‘I didn’t expect to hear this level of quality sound here’.”
Dave Machinist, partner at Austin’s HE^RD Presents and Empire Control Room & Garage, which produced the shows taking place at The Main I and II, remarked, “We’ve been using BassBoss at Empire Control Room & Garage for the last few years and every time we think we’re at the limit, our BassBoss speakers aren’t even close to clipping.”