One of the newest clubs on the scene surrounding Tempe-based Arizona State University is 910 Live, just a short drive from the campus and neighboring Tempe Town Lake. The location has been a part of the local scene for more than a decade through several previous incarnations, its stage playing host to national acts including Weezer, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World and The Specials, as well as numerous local and regional artists.
The comfy, intimate indoor lounge is well appointed with dozens of large-screen LCD displays and state-of-the-art sound courtesy of EAW loudspeakers and an Avid VENUE Profile System. An expansive outdoor patio area behind the club more than doubles its capacity. Read more in FOH Online about Matt “Mookie” Thayer, president of Presentation Management Systems and the force behind the system design. He explains the decision to go with the VENUE system as both practical and economical.
“The club hosts a wide range of music—everything from rock to reggae to retro—and we knew we wanted to create a system that could handle it all,” he says. “We’ve got a limited amount of space at FOH, and when we started looking at the feasibility of an analog console and several racks worth of outboard gear, it made so much more sense to go with the VENUE, in terms of cost, space, and even the amount of power required to run the system.”