Who Needs Sound Systems For SXSW This Year ???

Who Needs Sound Systems for SXSW this year…???

Myself along with Bayou City Sound…….Last year at SXSW we had the rocking Turbosound rig with all the Digidesign Consoles inside the Club LATITUDE 30 there in Austin for the British Music Embassy Shows. We have that same system available as well as smaller systems with either analog mixing consoles or the new Presonus digital consoles with the iPad Mixing interfaces (so there would be no need for a FOH position or pulling a snake) and we also have larger SoundBridge and JBL Vertec Line Array systems available for larger indoor or outdoor events as well…….Consoles, Monitor Systems, whatever you need to make your acts at this years SXSW sound GREAT !! Contact me/us here or you can e-mail me at blakenorris@me.com or call me at (702) 480-6932……

http://www.bayoucitysound.com/

We will also be in Austin January 12th thru the 15th for gigs if you want to come talk to us in person….

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Soundbridge???……..YEAH……SOUNDBRIDGE….!!!!!

After decades of live shows, tours, and using various speaker manufacturers various speaker designs from JBL Vertec to Turbosound….VDOSC to D&B, and just about everything in between and on either side, I of course have my favorites, and obviously systems that I am not a big fan of…….but recently back here in Texas, I have found some new speaker boxes that have really impressed me as of late…….they are from a Texas company called Soundbridge……..I first ran into them while freelancing for Tom Bohacek, Scott Powers, and Jade Fontenot at Bayou City Sound here in Houston, TX……

They are the Soundbridge Xyon-7208XY Compact Line Array boxes and the Soundbridge Quad-7218SWX sub boxes.

The top Compact Line Array boxes (Xyon-7208XY) are similar in size and weight to the Adamson
YT10 boxes…….I first used them in Port Arthur, TX at the city’s pre Mardi GRAS Gala about 4 weeks ago…….the 6 boxes per side were flown inside the city’s convention center…..a big room that holds about 5000……they were smooth and crisp sounding and filled the room nicely……very impressive…….

But, it was the bottom end that completely blew me away……the Soundbridge Quad-7218SWX sub boxes were unbelievable…….there were only two boxes per side (four 18’s per side) and not since the old Turbosound Flashlight 21″ subs have so few boxes pushed so much air……simply incredible……tight, punchy, and whammo……a big bottom end that makes that kick drum hit you hard right in the breast plate……bottom end you can feel as well as hear…….just what I like……..

Then, last week in Austin, TX at SXSW 2011 (the South by Southwest Music Festival), I ran into more of the same Soundbridge system boxes on a big outdoor parking lot stage and they sounded great…….(pics below)…….

Hopefully I will have some more chances to use this Soundbridge system and learn more about it……I urge you to got to the Soundbridge website and check them out……

http://www.soundbridge.com/index.html

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SXSW 2011 DAY FIVE RECAP

Day five here in Austin, TX at SXSW 2011 was actually a pretty dull day at our venue…….of the bands really did anything for me…….rather lackluster……lots of tecno pop…….YAWN…….but we ended the night with a band called THE BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB that was really cool…….earlier in the evening though I was able to break away for several hours of the Digidesign guys took over at the monitor desk and I wondered over to The Continental Club on South Congress and caught THE FLESHTONES……..they are one of those bands I was very into in my college days……it was great seeing them live and band was tight and polished and the old hits brought a ton of memories from my days in Lawrence, KS…….

I also around some time to get away and catch some of the Kansas Jayhawks Basketball tournament game and the Hawks got it done and moved onto the second round……GO JAYHAWKS…….

I also spent some time with several of the Fender Guitar reps and got a cool new t-shirt from them…….

I also found a big outdoor stage with a huge Soundbridge Line Array on it off of west 5th street…….talked to the local sound company and they let me check out their Soundbridge Slice powered Monitor wedges and Drum Fill…….pretty cool……

I fear I am running out of steam and we still have day 6 (the final day of the festival tomorrow) on
Saturday and the load out of the gear on Sunday morning and then the long drive home……

I am gonna need serious sleep next week…….

More tomorrow……

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