The Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino’s (Uncasville, Conn.) live performance venue, the Wolf Den, has recently installed a QSC ISIS WideLine system. Mohegan Sun Lead audio engineer, Eugene “Gino” Mulcahy, and Jeff Mele, president of Waterbury, Conn.-based North American Theatrics Ltd., contributed to the design of the Wolf Den audio system. “Everyone from Alice Cooper and the Blues Brothers to Cheap Trick and Chick Corea play this place,” Mulcahy says. “That’s why one of our main objectives with QSC’s WideLine boxes was to supply serious sound that is so good that visiting acts can feel free to leave their own systems on the truck. If anything, this system is effectively a full-tilt touring rig come home to roost.”
Purchased from North American Theatrics, the Wolf Den system is fueled by four QSC PowerLight PL6.0II, two PL224 and a pair of PL9.0 amplifiers. Two BASIS 922az units (network audio systems from QSC that integrate the company’s signal transport, control, processing and monitoring technologies) serve as key front-end components.
“On its most fundamental level, this rig was chosen simply because it was the right tool for the job,” Mulcahy admits. “In terms of coverage, weight and performance, what we bought was a turnkey system that is QSC from the amps and processing right on through to the loudspeakers. As envisioned, no visiting act has brought their own sound into this room yet. The WideLine boxes have performed beyond everyone’s expectations—they sound like near-fields. Our goals may have sounded crazy to some in the beginning, but thanks to North American and QSC, our madness quickly became reality.”