Masque Sound & Akustiks Reconnect On Complex Integration For Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Masque Sound & Akustiks Reconnect On Complex Integration For Orchestra of St. Luke`s
$36 Million DiMenna Center for Classical Music Raises System Integration Bar
May 09, 2011 —
The recently completed DiMenna Center for Classical Music provides an exemplary home for Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Constructed over the past year on the first three floors of a six story West 37th building shared with the celebrated Baryshnikov Arts Center, the new complex is designed to serve a multiplicity of music rehearsal, recording, broadcast, teleconferencing, educational and streaming purposes.

Masque Installs d&b System in New Victory Theater

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.

Masque Sound Equips New Victory Theater with Audio Upgrade

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.