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Digidesign Debuts VENUE D-Show Profile Mix Rack System

Developed specifically for small- and mid-sized performance venues

By PSW Staff October 1, 2008

DigitDesing's D-Show Profile console

The Digidesign D-Show Profile Mix Rack System is the newest addition to Digidesign’s VENUE family of live sound systems,developed specifically for small- and mid-sized performance venues, houses of worship, touring, and fixed installations, or as an ideal drop-in upgrade for existing analog systems.

The D-Show Profile Mix Rack System combines a D-Show Profile console with the new Mix Rack, a compact 11-space rack enclosure that incorporates all audio I/O (stage and local) and DSP into a single chassis. The resulting system combination offers the most compact, portable, and cost-effective way to take advantage of the unparalleled power and flexibility of VENUE, including native control of a vast library of TDM plug-ins and tight integration with Pro Tools software for live multitrack recording and playback.

The small but powerful D-Show Profile Mix Rack System was the perfect fit for New York City’s newest hot spot, (Le) Poisson Rouge. Designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) on the site of the famed Village Gate nightclub, this state-of-the-art performance venue boasts two stages and a flexible sound system that can be configured for stereo, surround, or several other sound modes with the touch of a button.

“Space was at a premium here, and because (Le) Poisson Rouge is essentially multiple clubs, depending on the setup, we needed a system that was both powerful and easily reconfigured,” explains Masque Sound audio specialist Paul Klimson, who, together with WSDG’s David Kotch, collaborated on the system installation. “The Profile Mix Rack System was an ideal solution because it’s self-contained and requires no external effects rack.”

In the UK, leading nightclub operator Academy Music Group (AMG) was first out of the gate to purchase a D-Show Profile Mix Rack system for its Carling Islington Academy music venue, enabling the facility to increase its booking cachet by offering live multi-track recordings as an additional service. “Pro Tools integration was a significant factor in AMG’s decision to purchase the [VENUE Profile] Mix Rack System,” explains HD Pro Audio’s Andy Huffer. “Multi-track recording via a convenient industry standard, such as Pro Tools, is becoming increasingly important for live venues these days.”

Inside the O2 (formerly known as the Millennium Dome), London’s hot spot Matter is designed to operate as a live venue, nightclub, performing arts space, or VIP club. The 2,600-capacity auditorium’s unique audio and video features include a D-Show Profile Mix Rack System.

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