Masque Sound is kind of a big deal in Broadway sound. In addition to designing and reinforcing the sound for numerous Broadway shows, they also design permanent install systems. Case in point, their recent work with Akustiks, LLC, an architectural & electro-acoustic design firm in Norwalk, Conn. Masque worked with the firm to upgrade the sound system at the New Victory Theater on West 42d St. in New York. Masque and Akustiks chose d&b speakers, and installed both line array and full-range speakers in a 5.1 surround system. An R1 systems control package controls the speakers arrays, while nineteen D6 & D12 amplifiers drive the system. A Midas Pro3-IP digital mixing console and three XTA DP 448 processors are used to drive the 26 speaker house system. A Shure UR4D wireless package provides the venue with flexibility in regards to miking visiting productions. The intercom system was also replaced, with new equipment from ClearCom.
NEW YORK – The 111-year-old Victory Theater, one of seven historic theaters adopted by The New 42nd St. Inc., underwent a $11.4 million renovation in 1995 and now offers family-oriented shows with ticket prices in the $9 to $38 range. Masque Sound recently updated the venue once more with new gear from d&b, Midas, XTA and Shure.
“We were basically okay with it,” said David Jensen, New Victory director of production, of the previous sound system installed during the 1995 renovation, “but it was mid-range, and inadequate for the more ambitious productions we’ve been mounting.