DPA MICS BANG ON A CANS
Founded 16 years ago by three contemporary composers (Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolf), Bang on a Can recently showcased its latest piece of musical theater, Lost Objects, which was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by a 30-piece baroque orchestra, a rock band and three operatic singers. Front-of-house engineer Jody Elff relied on DPA 4088 miniature cardioid headband mics to highlight the show’s three lead singers. “The three headset mics were able to handle the tremendous SPL generated by the three operatic singers, isolating those critical sonic elements from the surrounding wash of sound.”
Johnny Lang and his band perform at the Vault 350.
THE VAULT OPENS WITH NEW SYSTEM
Located in a 1920s bank building, Long Beach, Calif.’s Vault 350 sports a new sound system, which includes more than 110,000W of Crown Macro-Tech power driving a full JBL VerTec VT4888 line array and a pair of Soundcraft Series FIVE consoles (both FOH and monitors) provided by Michael Warren at MW Audio (L.A.). Production manager Pat Pennington says, “We set out to create the new standard for a nightclub system here and we’ve achieved it. I have to really hand it to Mitchell Stewart, who owns the club. He valued our opinions on what equipment we felt needed to go into this venue to really take it to the next level.”