BSS Soundweb London digital building blocks are being used to control three karaoke pods in a new Japanese-themed diner in Clapham, London. F1:Sound Company undertook the technical fit-out of the new Asian-inspired lounge and karaoke bar on behalf of Sanzaru Ltd.
The three karaoke pods are running Lucky Voice software and IT as part of the powerby.Luckyvoice scheme. Created in collaboration with Focus Design, Red Monkey features the karaoke pods - each of which can accommodate up to 20 guests - in the basement area, while the four-sound zone ground floor allows guests to enjoy Asian cuisine and cocktails while listening to an eclectic mix of funk, soul, blues, chilled house, Motown and lounge.
F1:Sound's digital solution revolves around a Soundweb London BLU-160 for the master processing, along with a BLU-120 to satisfy the additional mic inputs and a BLU-BOB2 break-out box, which offers eight channels of analogue audio output expansion. Reverb is provided by external units.
F1:Sound director Sam Liston commented: "We have developed the concept from the original Lucky Voice designs we were involved in. The powerful modular design of the BSS London range meant we could design an efficient system for the venue, with its multiple zones and functions. In the karaoke pods the BLU system handles the microphone and music source inputs, volume controls and mixing of the FX, while customers take control with our custom-designed control panels.
"The finite control over the sound meant microphone feedback was never an issue and the control of the Soundweb over wireless Ethernet made commissioning a joy. The system is designed to be as simple as possible, to offer maximum reliability … and it sounds great."