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House of Blues Houston Opens

House of Blues Houston venue profile on audio gear installed for this venue

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.