A sneak peek inside Ram’s Head Live!
Baltimore’s Ram’s Head Live! — a live music venue that opened in mid-December 2004, and has been host to saxophonist Maceo Parker, Chris Isaak and B.B. King, among others — boasts a high-end combination of video, audio and lighting, complementing the 26,000-square-foot space. To provide customers with a pristine view of the night’s entertainment, a 20-foot projection screen and 40 42-inch plasma screens are included, while two Lake Contour 2-in/6-out digital loudspeaker processor units optimize the main house, under-balcony and fill speaker systems. Washington Professional Systems’ Greg Lukens led the project.
Adjustments can be made to the Lake Contour system, which features an analog 13-octave equalizer that can be patched into the house system; additional features include EQ overlay, crossover, dynamic and delay processing capabilities. Lukens reports, “Whatever the engineer does to the house system, [he/she] does to all the speakers. We’re running the delay zones off of additional Lake Contour outputs so all the zones run under the master EQ screen.” The venue’s FOH engineer, Jamie Rephann, says of the Lake Contour, “You can pretty much do just about anything you want with it. It’s an incredible unit.”