Republic NOLA New Orleans
Republic New Orleans (NOLA) thrives with sound from D.A.S. Audio
Based in the heart of the Warehouse District, New Orleans’ historically relevant and hippest young neighborhood, Republic NOLA occupies a spacious warehouse that has served many purposes throughout its 150-year history. Republic NOLA caters to a diverse, interesting, and eclectic audience who enjoy music, cocktails, and entertainment of all kinds. The venue just recently completed a major refurbishment and, to ensure the best possible sound for their guests, a new loudspeaker system drawn from the Aero Series 2, Action, Artec, and Vantec catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio was placed into service.
Raven Production Management Group (PMG) of New Orleans, which specializes in all aspects of event production and execution (including system installations), was contracted to handle the deployment of Republic NOLA’s new sound reinforcement system. Jason Starkey, the Audio Systems Coordinator for Raven PMG, discussed the project and his decision to utilize the D.A.S. Audio equipment for the installation.
“Republic NOLA caters to a wide variety of audiences by hosting private events, weddings, and theme parties. It also boasts a wide variety of live music talent across all genres. The venue came under new ownership mid-2015. As part of the new owner’s vision and to make an impact for the 10-year anniversary, the entire building was renovated. All three bars were completely demolished and rebuilt, the room lighting was entirely re-done, and new offices were added. Along with these renovations in addition to the new D.A.S. audio system, we also installed a new video system, along with supplemental lighting and control."
For the main stage setup, Starkey and his team flew a combination of two D.A.S. LX-118A powered subwoofers and four Aero 20A line array elements each for the left-right hangs. For additional low frequency support, they also placed two UX-221A powered subwoofers underneath the stage. For front fills, the crew suspended two Artec 510A loudspeakers on either side of the stage to cover the first floor underneath the balcony. Rounding out the system, there are also six D.A.S. Action Series M12A powered monitor wedges on stage plus a single Vantec 18A powered subwoofer for the drumfill.
Starkey summed the project up, “I think it’s safe to say the venue is extremely satisfied with the install. In the past couple of months, I couldn’t go a day without seeing Republic NOLA brag about the new sound system in social media. Countless times, I’ll be at FOH and I routinely get compliments from both patrons and touring engineers. Word seems to be getting around town that Republic is one of the best sounding venues in New Orleans.”