Since opening in late-2011, Huntington, New York’s The Paramount has quickly established itself as the premier live venue on Long Island, one of the country’s top 20 media markets.
Now, the venue has added a DiGiCo SD10, paired with an SD-Rack – which was installed at the theatre’s FOH position during a December renovation of the club’s entire sound system.
According to production manager Sean Earley, the choice of the SD10 seemed almost inevitable, as the number of SD consoles being brought by touring artists with them into the venue had been steadily increasing in recent years. “We’ve just been seeing more and more SD10s and fewer and fewer of the other leading brands of consoles coming through here,” he says. “It’s pretty clear that the SD is becoming the console of choice for a lot of bands, so it made a lot of sense to put the SD10 in here.”
Boasting a maximum capacity of 1,573 patrons, The Paramount features a large main dance floor, fixed side loge-balcony seating, mezzanine seating and a Skybar. Hosting an average of 200 events per year, the club does it all – from concerts to comedy to other special events, including boxing.
Earley cites the SD10’s features and functionality as major reasons behind the decision, including three banks of 12 motorised faders and one master fader, each with its own high-resolution LED bar graph meter, 15-inch colour-keyed TFT touch screen, and the SD10’s ability to recall or save presets on the channel strip and recall or save snapshots using the master screen or hard-wired switches on the console.