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WSDG, Masque Sound. Meyer Sound & Club Principals To Share Design/Tech Details

NEW YORK: On Monday evening, March 9, from 6:00 to 8:00PM, the AES New York Section will host a behind-the-scenes tour of Le Poisson Rouge, a 21st Century multimedia art cabaret at 158 Bleecker St. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance and fine art, LPR has received extensive press coverage in the NY Times and other leading publications. Since opening in September, 2008, the club has presented such eclectic artists as Lou Reed, They Might Be Giants, John Zorn, Ronnie Spector and, Monteverdi’s opera The Coronation of Poppea.

Walters-Storyk Design Group project manager Joshua Morris and consultant David Kotch will describe key design elements such as multiple stage and audience configurations, and special acoustic treatments (e.g. studio-style sound lock construction to eliminate leakage from main performance room into lounge area).

Masque Sound co-principal Geoff Shearing and consultant David Kotch will detail the technology selection and installation of the sound system. The system is based on self-powered loudspeakers and digital signal processing by Meyer Sound supplemented by equipment from Digidesign, Yamaha, and Shure, making LPR the first club to offer surround sound. Meyer Sound Northeast Regional Sales Manager Sandy Macdonald, and Tech Support guru Joe Caruso, will detail the technical advantages and unique elements of the Meyer Sound system.

A demonstration by LPR FOH engineer Richie Clarke will illustrate the power, flexibility and clarity of the system which is used for recording as well as live performance applications. Club co-principal David Handler will discuss the creative principals that led he and partner Justin Kantor to the decision to create this showplace venue.

At 8PM the meeting will adjourn to the (on site) LPR lounge where attendees may regroup for networking.

RSVP to [email protected]. Include company/school, phone contact and AES membership if applicable. Admission is free, food and beverage service is available.
Le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker St. between Sullivan and Thompson Streets


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