Live Sound

The Fridge Brings In Chilled-Out System

London-based live music/dance club The Fridge (www.fridge.co.uk) recently underwent a complete overhaul increasing capacity to 1,700 which included creating 9/01/2009 8:00 AM Eastern

Included in the new Fridge audio install are a Digidesign VENUE Profiile and a Midas XL3 boards, a Pro Tools HD2 recording system and a d&b J Series speaker system.

London-based live music/dance club The Fridge (www.fridge.co.uk) recently underwent a complete overhaul — increasing capacity to 1,700 — which included creating space for direct loading from the rear of the venue, a rewire and a new P.A. and lighting system installed.

Sitting at front of house is a Digidesign VENUE Profile with 48 mic/line inputs on the stage rack. Traveling engineers will find a wealth of onboard plug-ins available, including Sonnox and McDSP collections. A Pro Tools HD2 recording system provides 64-track recording and Virtual Soundcheck system. In addition, an effects rack holds TC Electronic D2, Lexicon PCM70, Yamaha SPX990, Drawmer DS201 and dbx 160X. A Midas XL3 40-channel console sits at monitor world, with effects including Klark-Teknik DM360 graphic EQs.

The new P.A. is a d&b J Series speaker system; handling in/side/drum-fill and delay are various d&b models. Monitor wedges include d&b Max Cabinets and Crest amps. An assortment of mics (Shure, Sennheiser, Beyer) and Dis are on-hand.

“We are really excited about this — that increased capacity has made all the difference to the promoters and agents,” enthuses co-owner Andrew Czezowski.