New York City is a foodie’s haven, and with thousands of restaurants to choose from, restaurateurs go to great lengths to offer a unique dining experience to their patrons. One such restaurant, set to open this spring, is Seawalk. Specializing in seafood and American cuisine, the restaurant will offer guests a top-notch culinary experience but, thanks to Aldo Ferraira and Stanley Ferrand, co-owners of Modest Technology, guests will also enjoy lighting that is artfully synchronized with an FBT sound system, making a meal there a multi-sensory experience.
“When we were asked to provide a sound system for Seawalk, we faced a challenge,” said Ferraira. “We needed to fill out the dining space with reliable sound, but we also needed to use speakers that were attractive – that matched the designer look of the restaurant. After a lot of research we decided on FBT. Their immersive sound is simply amazing but, equally important, they have a lean designer look that works with the environment of the restaurant.”
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Isidore Newman School’s athletic program has a long history of excellence, but the facilities surrounding its storied football field needed a substantial upgrade. The school wanted to give a better viewing experience to spectators at Friday night football games, soccer, and lacrosse matches. That’s when Peyton Manning, along with his father and brother, Eli, decided to step in, spearheading fundraising efforts for a new practice field, sky deck, press box, and entrance plaza, all of which included a state-of-the-art FBT sound system. Now dubbed the Manning Family Athletic Complex, the total overhaul represents a $3 million project. The centerpiece of the new facilities is Reginelli Way, a fan plaza that honors the Manning’s now-retired high school coach, Tony Reginelli, and will support countless young athletes in New Orleans.
The Mannings led the fundraising and were joined by numerous generous donors from the Newman community, whose assistance was greatly appreciated. In addition to aesthetic improvements, the practicality of a new sound system was evident.
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FOH Online featured the FBT Vertus CS-1000 compact, powered, vertical line array system in it’s cover story.
“…for 2017, with more than 1,500 exhibitors offering the latest music, recording, sound reinforcement and lighting technologies, there was plenty to see — and hear… here are some hot debuts that caught our attention.”
Leon Dwinga III, owner of Runaway Records Productions, LLC, has built a successful event production business on talent, technical skill and a reputation for professionalism when dealing with his many high-end and boutique clients. Recently, when he was asked to provide sound for one of those clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he considered which equipment he’d bring to cover their popular men’s event to be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Armed with just a Muse 210 line array and additional FBT support speakers, he surprised even his own engineers by providing outstanding sound – supporting a full band and multiple presenters who addressed a crowd of 3,000 people in a 24,000 square-foot space.
“This particular event – the Catholic Men’s Fellowship – is something we do annually, but this was the first time I’d brought FBT to the job. When one of my audio engineers, who happens to be the A1 for the Pittsburgh Penquins, saw that I was going to use two stacks of four boxes in a room that was 200 feet by 120 feet he was doubtful,” said Dwinga, “but only until he raised the fader 30 percent of the way, and then he was really impressed. I mean, that’s a big room and we needed to support a full worship band with drums, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, sax and flute – We’re talking about the full range of tones that you could possibly get in a live scenario. We had two stacks of four FBT Muse 210LAs, two of their dual sublines and two more each of their outfills and two small center fills. Not only did we cover the room accurately – the sound was just mind-blowing. As good as the speakers sound with music, they’re at home with the spoken word. They have one of the smoothest midrange responses I’ve ever heard.” Read more →
FBT Line Array Supports Stryper in Southwestern Concert
January 3, 2017 – Roswell, New Mexico – When a big-name act comes to town, they’re going to want a big sound – so when heavy metal band, Stryper was scheduled to play at The Liberty in Roswell, New Mexico, recently, John Pennell, owner of Total Productions, turned to FBT to supply a complete front-of-house rig. Thanks to a Mitus 206 line array and four Mitus 218A subs, the band was backed by a powerful system, and blew the audience away.
The Liberty is a popular venue with bands making their way from Texas to Albuquerque on their tours, but it’s also a rental space for private events. With this in mind, Pennell has always had to be mindful of the need for a versatile system. From day to day, staging is resized or removed altogether to accommodate the varying events booked at the venue, which has a standing capacity of 500 people. They currently have their own Mitus 206 line array, but Pennell supplements with additional boxes, as needed. Read more →
Mitus 206la arrays chosen for meeting the unique challenges that come with servicing corporate clients and tricky venues.
As a company that does live sound, installations and corporate events for notable clients, Myers Concert Productions (Murfreesboro, TN) has a variety of sound systems at its disposal.
Recently, however, DJ Myers, owner, confided that he’s been increasingly working FBT loudspeakers into his touring and corporate inventory.
While he lists cost and sound quality as two reasons for this change, he also says FBT’s Mitus 206la’s are exceptional at meeting the unique challenges that come with servicing corporate clients and tricky venues.
Celebrations in the Indian community are serious business. Festivals are typically an unrestrained blend of color, flavor and sound. And weddings, according to George Fontes, managing director of Fontes Pro Sound & Light, are nothing short of high-decibel exhilaration. So, when Mirage, an Indian wedding and banquet hall in Sacramento, CA, contacted him to install a new sound system last month, Fontes turned to FBT. He knew anything he installed would be pushed to concert-level limits and he wanted to ensure crisp, clean sound at every event – wherever guests were standing in 22,000 square feet of space.
“There are several reasons I chose FBT for this job,” said Fontes. “One thing I love about the brand is that they don’t outsource; everything down to their amp modules is done in house. You just don’t find that anymore. All of that quality control proves that they really care about their products, and you not only see it – you hear it.
We’ve literally taken FBT products within their respective price categories, and compared them to all the other major manufacturers that everyone knows and loves. FBT has always come out on top in build and sound quality. In some cases, I’d even say they’re underpriced, because performance-wise, they compare to products that cost twice as much.”
Durrell Sports chooses Muse 210LA arrays and Mitus 218S subs to support performances from students and professional musician parents.
-John Horrell, president of Durrell Sports, recently installed FBT loudspeakers in the school auditorium for Music City’s Ensworth School.
With a student body that includes children of Nashville’s resident musicians, high-quality sound is consistently needed to support school shows as well as the many performances given by parents – professional musicians who enjoy the opportunity to raise money for the school.