Nearly six months into operating under its new structure, Harman Professional Solutions has announced its participation in Miami Music Week 2016. This partnership demonstrates the division’s commitment to its customers in the nightclub market, along with appointing Bradley Drummond as nightlife solutions manager in October 2015. Providing solution expertise in key markets is designed to help customers, like nightclub operators, advance their businesses by providing unique experiences and improvements in quality, procurement, design support, installation, programming, commissioning and customer service.
“Nightclubs used to be about one thing only – music,” said Drummond. “But today, nightclubs are driven to provide audiences with unique and memorable experiences. Every night, they must create a visual and auditory masterpiece. Not only does the audio quality have to be superb, but the lighting and atmospheric effects must also perfectly complete the sensory experience. We’re uniquely positioned to enable nightclub owners and operators to achieve these results with our comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for this market, which our lighting and sound system deployment at Icon clearly demonstrates.”
Harman Professional Solutions has been providing audio and lighting solutions for some of the highest profile events in the United States for more than a decade. The system for Miami Music Week was designed by Drummond and Tony Perez, manager, Cruise Lines & Nightlife, Harman Professional Solutions, in collaboration with Icon Hospitality. All of the audio and lighting equipment and technologies come from the Harman Professional Solutions family of products.
Martin Professional lighting is used throughout the venue. The design includes 16 MAC Quantum Profiles, 11 MAC Quantum Washes, 23 RUSH MH 3 Beams, 11 Atomic 3000 LED strobes and two JEM Hazer Pro atmospheric hazers.
The main audio system consists of 18 JBL VTX V25-II line array elements hung in two arrays for the main dance floor. Twelve VTX G28 dual 18-inch ground stackable subwoofers are in front of the stage. Six VTX V20 loudspeakers and four VTX S25 arrayable subwoofers flank both sides of the stage for DJ monitors. The main VIP area has eight dedicated VTX V20 loudspeakers in two arrays, and the VIP balcony features eight VerTec 4886 line array elements ground stacked in two arrays, with a total of four VerTec 4883 subwoofers completing the configuration. Fifteen Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD and six I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers provide power to all the JBL speakers in the venue, and a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console is used for audio mixing.
“Icon has a coverage area of more than 30,000 square feet,” said Perez. “It’s a big project during one of the biggest music events of the year. We’re the only organization with the scale, depth and expertise to take on a project like this, and it’s only appropriate that this event tells the industry that Harman Professional Solutions intends to dominate the nightclub market.”