House of Blues Houston Opens

House of Blues Houston venue profile on audio gear installed for this venue
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John Belushi (left) and Dan Aykroyd party at the House of Blues Houston grand opening

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The 43,000-square-foot House of Blues venue is now pumping out great music in the recently opened $200 million Houston Pavilions complex. The entire facility comprises a 1,500-person capacity, two-story music venue; a dedicated restaurant; retail store; and Foundation Room.

According to Brady Campbell, production manager for the venue, at front-of-house sits a Soundcraft Vi6 board; effects include Eventide Eclipse, TC Electronic D-Two and Yamaha SPX-2000. The speaker system is a JBL VT488DP (20 boxes; 10 per side) powered three-way mid-sized line array; subs are five JBL dual 18-inch subs with Crown MA 5002 amps.

Incoming monitor engineers can mix on another Soundcraft Vi6 board. Wedges include 14 12-inch JBL SRX712Ms and four 15-inch JBL VRX915M Amps include Crown CT2000, MA2400s and MA3600s. The mic selection includes Senn-heiser and Neumann models. Two pair of HD 280 Pro headphones are available for monitoring, as well as four EM 550 G2 true-diversity twin receivers and Evolution wireless ew 300 IEM G2 personal monitor setups with an A 5000 CP circularly polarized antenna.