Consoles Help St. Louis Venue Bring the Funk

Once the home of a bowling alley, the building that is now called the Ambassador now features R&B, funk and blues artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s instead
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Once the home of a bowling alley, the building that is now called the Ambassador now features R&B, funk and blues artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s instead of the thunder of strikes and spares. That transformation just received a boost from 40-channel Soundcraft K2 and SM12 consoles, which were provided by Sound and Lighting Systems.

Randy Anderson and Dimitrius Blanton of St. Louis–based SR company Picture Perfect Sound will run the Ambassador's sound system for most shows. "The K2's eight stereo effects returns give me a lot of flexibility and make the board feel even larger than its 40-channel frame size," said Anderson, who primarily mixes FOH.

The 1,200-seat venue has the K2 set up in a traditional FOH position along with the club's lighting controls. The SM12 is located on stage right. The two desks are part of a system-wide upgrade that will also include Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers driving proprietary, custom-built Sound and Lighting Systems cabinets using JBL components.

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