Frank Foster takes advantage of the jazz venue’s new audio system during their live performance.
The Iridium Jazz Club (www.theiridiumjazzclub.com), the famed New York City venue that features Les Paul and his trio every Monday night, will kick off a 10-year anniversary celebration on December 6 with a new all-Meyer sound system, locale and recording studio.
According to club owner Ron Sturm, “We tried to address the sound issue — it was very, very important — as it’s usually something that clubs put a backseat to. [The move to its new digs at Broadway and 51st] was an opportunity to do it right.”
Meyer products from the previous facility were retained, and Carl Ferrugia (SI Tech) and John Monitto (Meyer Sound) specified the addition of a single CQ-1 (left and right) and three UPA-2P loudspeakers (center cluster). Delays are UPM-1; a UPA-2P is fill. Handling low frequencies are two 650-P subs. At front of house is a Yamaha 32×8×4 board located in the center of the room so the engineer hears what the audience hears.
The new recording studio offers a Mackie 32-channel 8-bus console, Mackie monitors, dbx compressor/limiters and a Rean balanced TRS patchbay, among other gear.