ST. CHARLES, IL â€” The Auralex AcousticsÂ® HoverDeckâ„¢, a drum isolator, will be employed on stage at the 19th Annual Chicago Drum Show, the worldâ€™s largest and longest-running vintage/custom drum event of its kind. The exhibit and performance event is being held at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois on May 16 and 17, 2009.
Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, contributed to this yearâ€™s event by providing its HoverDeck for the showâ€™s clinic stage. The HoverDeck is a specifically engineered drum isolator that reduces coloration from floor resonance by decoupling the drum kit from the structure, resulting in a tighter, purer sound.
â€œMy first use of Auralexâ€™s HoverDeck was at a backline gig at a major casino,â€? says Rob Cook of Rebeats, a company specializing in vintage and custom drum-related resources and coordinator and producer of the Chicago Drum Show. â€œDuring set-up my drum tech noticed the difference immediately, as the sonic improvement was dramatic. I look forward to using the HoverDeck again on the Chicago Drum Showâ€™s clinic stage. The clinicians will be offering solo performances to small audiences of critical listeners; I am confident that the HoverDeck will be noticed.â€?
The Chicago Drum Show couples exhibits with world-class performance clinics. Several noted drum clinicians are on board this year, including MC Gregg Potter, the legendary Danny Seraphine, solo marimba artist Jane Boxall, artist/author Zoro, Donny Osborne (Mel Torme), Bermuda Schwartz (â€œWeird Alâ€? Yankovic), Will Calhoun (Living Colour) and W.S. â€?Flukeâ€? Holland (Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash), each of whom will perform on the clinic stage using Auralexâ€™s HoverDeck for added isolation.
As part of Auralexâ€™s Iso Seriesâ„¢ of Instant Sound Optimizers, the HoverDeck is specifically engineered to reduce coloration from floor resonance by decoupling the drum kit from the floor or stage for both studio and FOH use. The engineering technology for the HoverDeck is based on Auralexâ€™s patented and best-selling GRAMMAâ„¢, Great GRAMMAâ„¢ and MoPadâ„¢ isolation products. Stages and traditional drum risers sympathetically vibrate (resonate) with the drums and/or PA system. These resonances feed back to the drums and are then picked up by the mics. HoverDeckâ€™s rugged, laminated core and web-like ISO-Puck modular risers minimize structure-borne sound transmission and sympathetic vibrations between drums and hardware. Drums will exhibit a rumble-free purity of tone thatâ€™s simply unattainable without the HoverDeck.
The HoverDeck is available in two models: the HD-64Gig, designed for typical four- and five-piece drum kits, and the HD-88Concert, configured for larger drum kits and touring applications. Both configurations utilize a set of low-profile isolating boards that assemble quickly via strategically placed hook and loop fasteners. Both models are offered with an optional rugged road case.
About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.
Located in Indianapolis, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.
Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at [email protected] or by calling 1.800.959.3343.
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