Lupo's new Soundcraft MH4 and BSS Audio processing rack, with laptop PC running Soundbench control software
Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, a popular Providence, R.I. music club, has moved into its new home at The Strand, a historic vaudeville theatre, and installed a sound reinforcement system that includes a Soundcraft mixing console and monitor desk.
The 2,000-capacity venue's FOH system centers on a 48-mono-/4-stereo-channel Soundcraft MH4 mixing console, which complements the existing 40-channel Soundcraft SM12 monitor desk that Lupo's installed almost two years ago.
In addition to the MH4, the venue also purchased a full rack of BSS Audio processing comprised of a FCS-960 dual-mode graphic equalizer, DPR-402 dual compressor/de-esser/limiter, and new Whiseworks NTM filter–equipped versions of the Omnidrive Compact Plus (FDS-366T) and Minidrive (FDS-334T) loudspeaker management systems.
A new 16-cabinet JBL VerTec VT4888 rig is being driven by a dozen Crown CTs 2000 and 3000 amplifiers, while four additional Macro-Tech MA-5002VZ amps are also on hand to power eight SR4719X subwoofers.
Club Owner Rich Lupo opened his first Heartbreak Hotel in 1975. Through the years, his venue has hosted everyone from the Ramones, Talking Heads, Police, and Elvis Costello to Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and Carl Perkins to Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and the White Stripes.