D.A.S. Audio deployed at Miami's Stage
25 February 2011
USA - The Stage, Miami's newest music performance venue opened 7 January and is rapidly becoming the place to hear leading music acts, with styles ranging from R&B to jazz to pop/rock and even some New Age tossed in for good measure. The sound reinforcement system is drawn from the catalogue of D.A.S. Audio.
Interface Sound, a Miami-based sound services firm that specializes in live sound for concerts and the special events/corporate industrial markets while also maintaining a presence in the commercial installation business, was contracted to design and install the new sound reinforcement system at The Stage.
Ralph Alvarez, Interface Sound's owner/operator and designer of the sound system, comments, "The Stage is an area roughly 3,500sq.ft with a stage positioned along the back wall of the space. Because the venue has a wide range of music performances, we needed a loudspeaker system with the ability to accommodate jazz performers while being just as capable of handling the extra SPL requirements when there's dancing. For this reason, I decided to create a system with multiple zones that could easily be switched on or off to best adapt to the music of the moment."
The primary loudspeaker system at the venue consists of six D.A.S. Audio Aero 8A ultra compact, powered, two-way line array elements - flown three modules on each side of the stage. Low end accompaniment is provided by three LX-215A self-powered subwoofers that are discreetly positioned underneath the stage in a recessed cubicle. Two D.A.S. SML-15A stage monitors handle monitoring chores for the performers.
To provide fill for those times when the dance floor area is in use, the Interface Sound crew positioned two D.A.S. Avant 118A powered horn-bass subwoofers in front of the stage that face down over the dance floor. Similarly, there are two Avant 15A powered, compact full-range loudspeakers located at the opposite end of the dance floor - against the wall - that are angled downward. Both sets of loudspeakers are on switches that enable the house sound engineer to enable/disable this zone as required.
Alvarez concludes, "The DAS Audio sound reinforcement system provides even coverage throughout the space, it's extremely musical, and the fact that the various zones can be switched on or off as needed adds tremendous versatility. In the short time the venue has been open, we've received high praise for the versatility of the sound system. The musicians love it, the SPL levels on the dance floor are just right to keep the crowd engaged, and most importantly, our client is thrilled. I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out."
D.A.S. Audio The Stage music venue jazz even sound reinforcement system Interface Sound while area stage positioned wall space needed loudspeaker performers SPL zones switched compact powered end subwoofers dance floor loudspeakers Alvarez versatility
Related Stories from LSi Online
15 May 2013
Sweden - Sennheiser is the official technical equipment provider for the 58th Eurovision Song Contest: microphones and IEM solutions from the audio specialist will ensure that the guests at the Malmö Arena and a TV ... More >>
UK - Orbital Sound plans to show a full house of international pro audio brands on Stand No: 129 at the ABTT Theatre Show 2013 (Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, 12-13 June). As Clear-Com's and HME's exclusive ... More >>
USA - With a vision to create an intimate lounge for Broadway professionals and audiences, owners of New York's 54 Below supper club recruited an impeccable cast of Broadway veterans to oversee its design, ... More >>
UK - Added value for both performers and fans is one of the many advantages that digital audio has brought to live music. Taking this side of digital audio to the next stage is Live Band Audio, whose ... More >>
14 May 2013
USA / UK - Loud Technologies Incand POLAR Audio have announced a distribution agreement whereby POLAR Audio will serve as the distributor for the Ampeg and Mackie brands in the UK and Ireland, commencing 1 June 2013. "... More >>
USITT 2015 (18-21 March 2015)
Stage | Set | Scenery (9-11 June 2015)
Page 75: This set the stage for Sennheisers guidePORT and Auro 3D systems Sennheiser specialists Hilbich
Page 16: explains The main LAcoustics setup comprises 12 dVDOSCs each side of the stage plus four SB218 Subs
Page 17: Nicola did an excellent job designing a rig with everything necessary to stage a show without knowing
Page 55: wwwprismsoundcom ProAudio Technology debuts M20 ProAudio Technology showed the M20 stage monitor a powerful 2way
Page 90: are positioned on and around stage plus two rostrum tracks in the pit and one pole cam Two further rostrum
Page 102: the Crows was electrocuted on stage in 1972 Keith Relf formerly the lead singer of the Yardbirds
Page 5: The Green Cabaret Oscar Wyatt shares his experiences of staging a green production of Cabaret at RCSSD 38
Page 10: and stage equipment with over 20 years experience The partnership is a strategic move for Wireless Solution
Page 35: A charming lifeloving partyloving loudshirtwearing idol Like us he loved the stage but didnt appear on stage
Page 15: AGMs Perhaps the lighting and staging fraternity will have a more sympathetic ear Steve Jones SJA