House of Music and GearSource recently teamed up to add live sound to The District, a new Nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.
In February, Mario Auda from House of Music sat down with Donny Walloch, the owner of The District to discuss what he was looking for in sound production for his new nightclub. Walloch wanted to be a step above current nightclubs located in Atlanta, specifically in sound and lighting, while competing with DJs that play on a national level. Auda was confident a d&b audiotechnik sound system would be the perfect solution. To keep within the their set budget, it was recommended The District consider a slightly used d&b audiotechnik sound system, which would be less expensive, and The District agreed.
To achieve their goals, House of Music contacted GearSource to pull together the gear required. Steve Smith, business development rep with GearSource, quickly jumped to the task to source the full system. He worked with a European vendor to import the system from Europe and, together with the GearSource team, moved the system door to door within the timeline required.
The system comprised of:
Eight d&b Q7 cabinet EP5 connector in flight-case
12 d&b Q1 cabinet EP5 connector in flight-case
Four d&b MAX cabinet EP5 connector in flight-case
Six d&b QSUB cabinet EP5 connector
13 d&b D12 amplifier EP5 connector
Two Q1 flying frame Z5159.000
Two Q flying adaptor for maximum three Q1 Z5156.000
Six d&b B2 subwoofer (from two different vendors)
“Steve from GearSource has been very helpful with all the transactions. We also purchased through GearSource the MA Lighting grandMA2 Light that is controlling all the lights. We could not be happier with the outcome of this entire install,” stated Auda.
“Working with House of Music has been a pleasure. Mario Auda and his support staff, Tyler and Jeremy are always very professional. They provided me with plans for The District and we met in person at the sight during build out to ensure we were getting them the gear they needed,” expressed Smith.
House of Music used Q1 Boxes for the main hangs, side hangs, and delays. They also used Q10s for the rear fills and six B2s for the lower end. The monitor system consists of two Q1s per side and four Q-subs. The twelve D12 amps drive the entire system. Chris Davis was the d&b tech and made sure the system was ready to entrance the dance floor. Having had such a good experience with GearSource, House of Music also purchased a grandMA2 Light to control the lighting and effects.
They brought in lighting designer, Tyler Nadue who designed the lighting system with the help of Max Kaplin in programming. Mixing together the lights and sound has set The District up to be a heavyweight player in live music venues.
The District, located at 269 Armour Drive NE, is a new bar and lounge located directly across the street from SweetWater Brewing Company. With its warehouse-style feel and ambience, this makes it one of the hottest new nightclubs in the Atlanta area.
House of Music is a full Sound, Lighting, Video, and Staging company. Auda and Jeremy Ladd have been in business since 1995 and handle full entertainment installs. Throughout the years, they have grown into a full-blown production company.
Founded in 2002 by production gear veteran, Marcel Fairbairn, GearSource is a worldwide reseller of primarily pre-owned and B-Stock stage lighting, pro-audio, video, and staging equipment. With a focus to always strive for better, GearSource continues to provide its customers and vendors with the benefit of experienced people, leading edge technology, unique brands and white glove service. For more information about GearSource, visit the URL below or call (866)669-GEAR.