GSL Professional delivers bespoke Audio Solutions to ARCH Hotel, Bahrain
GSLadmin
11 September

The ARCH hotel is a newly inaugurated boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain and GSL had the remit of fitting out all of its six 6 leisure/recreational venues including SOL CAFÉ; MAXX  Lounge; E11EVEN CLUB; POSH Lounge; FIZZ pub and Grand Rogina Arabic restaurant. The venues were integrated by Mr. Mohandas Thaliyadath of Effects Professional, Audio Visual Lighting.

The projects have been commissioned, designed and programmed by Abboud Aljuneidi, Regional Sales Manager, GSL Professional, MI and Retail – ME and is now fully equipped with turnkey Harman Professional solutions which include flagship products such as the CDi DriveCore Amps by Crown in addition to high-end JBL’s VTX-F15 & VRX 932 line-arrays, Soundcraft Si Expression mixing consoles and BSS BLU signal processors have been used consistently throughout the six venues.

The challenge of the project was the delivery of a professional pristine bespoke solution in a condensed period of 5 days in time for the opening. On completion, celebrity DJ Jon White who performed the main set on the inauguration of E11EVEN commented: “This definitely has to be one of the nicest sounding clubs I’ve ever played at so far, I really loved the sound.”

For SOL CAFÉ, which is a 24/7 Coffee Shop with rich interiors offering a panoramic view of the city skyline and some of the best delicacies from around the world, now houses Control 47 HC -high Ceiling Speakers and control 40 CST Ceiling sub-woofers, powered by the Crown CDi DriveCore Series amps and Soundcraft Signature 12 as the mixing console. The solution was designed to accommodate the prerequisite of an equal distribution BGM owing to the relaxed ambience of the venue.

   

The makeshift nature of MAXX  Lounge, which is a rustic Mexican Lounge Bar equipped with a pool table, a 3-piece live band every evening boasts of some of the finest concoctions in Bahrain. PRX 800 series were installed for the FOH, ASB Series for subs while the JBL AC18/95 speakers were used for distribution.

The Crown XTi and CDi DriveCore Series have been used as amps while the Soundcraft Signature Series has been used as the mixing console and BSS BLU for DSP and Zoning.

           

E11EVEN, a premier night Club with a vibrant ambience, hosts international DJs and LIVE entertainers regularly, wreaks of sophistication and is all set to be the leading nightclub in Bahrain. For the purpose of pristine clarity VRX932LA -1 has been used for the main dance floor while the AC 18/95 compact two-way loudspeakers distribute sound throughout the club along with ASB Series subs-both single and dual 18”.

A rack of Crown ITech; Micro-Tech Series; CDi DriveCore Series and BSS BLU have been used for DSP and zoning while a Soundcraft SI Expression console is used as the main audio mixer.A rack of Crown ITech; Micro-Tech Series; CDi DriveCore Series and BSS BLU have been used for DSP and zoning while a Soundcraft SI Expression console is used as the main audio mixer.

    

POSH Lounge hosts a Thai live band and a Resident DJ every evening whilst dishing out some of the finest Oriental Delicacies. JBL VRX932LA-1 plays the main FOH system and SRX 800 dual 18 subs. SRX Powered Series is installed as stage monitors.

The open-air extension of the club has AWC 82 loudspeakers installed as outdoor speakers. Crown ITech,  XTi and CDi DriveCore series have been used for amplification. The BSS BLU for DSP and Zoning while Soundcraft Si Expression Digital console is used as the main audio mixer.

  

FIZZ is an indoor pub and has a wooden aesthetic and offers panoramic views of the city. Three Clusters of VRX 928LA with VRX915s Subwoofers along with ASB Series Subwoofers as ground subs, XTi Series Crown Amplifiers.

Soundcraft Signature series mixer and BSS BLU for DSP and zoning.

     

Finally, Grand Rogina is an Arabic speciality restaurant which hosts a live band and now houses a combination of high-end JBL VTX-F15 Speakers; ASB Single 18” Subwoofers; SRX 800 Powered Series as stage monitors; Crown ITech and Micro-Tech Series amps and BLU100 for DSP and zoning.

         

About GSL Professional

© 2018 GSL Pro Middle East is the official distributor of Calrec, L-Acoustics, Tascam and Harman Professional Audio, Lighting and Control brands across the Middle East market including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. GSL Professional provides high level technical, marketing, service and sales support across their dedicated markets including hospitality, houses of worship, theme parks, transportation, education, stadia & arena, recording & broadcast, cinema, tour sound and portable PA.

 

 


Model 24 by TASCAM
GSLadmin
9 September

24 Channel Multitrack Recorder with Integrated USB Audio Interface and Analog Mixer

TASCAM has continuously been providing industry-leading recording solutions for decades, such as the TASCAM 38 Open Reel 8-track, the DA-88 Digital 8-track and the legendary Portastudio Cassette and Digital Multitrack recorders. TASCAM now builds on this legacy to deliver a new classic: the Model 24 Multitrack Recorder/Mixer/Interface.
Whether used for rehearsal, live shows or studio production, this triple-function recording console perfectly meets the needs of today’s working and recording musician.

Simple, Intuitive Design

One glance is all you need. The TASCAM Model 24 was developed for easy and immediate operation, with everything you need placed right at your fingertips. 100mm faders allow for precise control over volume. A full set of familiar EQ and Auxiliary knobs remove the need to menu diving, and all input/output connections are all on the surface for quick and easy access.

The Model 24 is truly a modern take on a classic design.

TASCAM’s Revolutionary Recording Technology

Featuring 16 high-grade TASCAM mic preamps in addition to multiple sets of stereo line inputs, the Model 24 delivers studio quality audio performance right from the start. When it’s time to record The TASCAM Model 24 allows musicians and engineers to capture up to 24 tracks simultaneously (at 24bit/48kHz resolution) directly to the SD card, with the ability to support punch in/out 8 tracks at the same time. And once the take is done, the Model 24 can easily playback any or all of the recorded tracks through the console for immediate mixdown.

Flexible Connectivity

In addition to the studio quality mic preamps and powerful EQ and routing options the Model 24 features a dedicated stereo channel 1/8”, dual RCA Bluetooth™ connectivity. This allows users to easily integrate mobiles devices into the mix for rehearsal playback, walk-in music and more. Finaly, the TASCAM Model 24 can also act as a powerful audio interface and will connect directly to your PC or Mac for easy integration with your DAW of choice.

Durability and Reliability

Designed to be both lightweight and rugged, the Model 24 can easily be carried from studio to stage with the confidence that TASCAM’s legendary reliability will keep the music going.

 

About GSL Professional

© 2018 GSL Pro Middle East is the official distributor of Calrec, L-Acoustics, Tascam and Harman Professional Audio, Lighting and Control brands across the Middle East market including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. GSL Professional provides high level technical, marketing, service and sales support across their dedicated markets including hospitality, houses of worship, theme parks, transportation, education, stadia & arena, recording & broadcast, cinema, tour sound and portable PA.

 

 


Soundcraft ViSi Remote
GSLadmin
9 September

The Soundcraft ViSi Remote is an iPad app which provides wireless control of Soundcraft Si Expression, Si Compact, Si Performer and Vi Series consoles. ViSi Remote allows you to mix and contour your sound from anywhere in a venue without being constrained by cables.

Systems can be configured to run in several ways.

  1. A single iPad can control one console’s levels and graphic EQ.
  2. Multiple iPads can control a single console’s settings. This means that artists can each control their own monitor mix directly from their performance position on stage.
  3. A single iPad could control a number of consoles in a network, which may include any of the consoles noted in the above range, so Si and Vi consoles may be mixed on a network.
  4. The ViSi app may be used as an offline familiarisation tool.

Simply connect a Wireless Router* to the HiQnet port on the console and mix remotely within minutes. * Soundcraft does not guarantee operation with all wireless routers.

Applications

Optimise the front of house mix from anywhere in the room
Set mic gains and 48V from the stage
Adjust monitor levels while standing next to the artist
Adjust channel strip settings remote from the console
Use to extend the fader count of an existing control surface
Use in standalone mode for familiarisation with console functions
Control a network of consoles (e.g. FOH and Monitor)
Provide a separate surface for DMX functionality (Si Performer only)
Allow multiple users on the same console to control their own mixes
Have a global metering overview or “meter bridge” as an extension of the console

 

About GSL Professional

© 2018 GSL Pro Middle East is the official distributor of Calrec, L-Acoustics, Tascam and Harman Professional Audio, Lighting and Control brands across the Middle East market including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. GSL Professional provides high level technical, marketing, service and sales support across their dedicated markets including hospitality, houses of worship, theme parks, transportation, education, stadia & arena, recording & broadcast, cinema, tour sound and portable PA.