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Red Bull Music Academy Profiles The SBS Slammer with Audio Designer Craig Bernabeu

Red Bull Music Academy Profiles The SBS Slammer with Audio Designer Craig Bernabeu
Red Bull Music Academy visited Analog BKNY and got a tour of its The SBS Slammer sound system with its creator and engineer Shorty and resident DJ duo Wrecked.... Read More

The First Ever SBS Slammer Debuts in the Middle East (Jordan)

The First Ever SBS Slammer Debuts in the Middle East (Jordan)
"Clarity beyond words...power that you felt in your chest...loudness that was heard clearly for miles."

"Shorty's SBS Slammer SL Series Mobile Sound System may be the little brother in the family but the Sub-Bass Horns and 2-way Horn-Loaded Trapezoid Full-Range speakers that make up this little baby packs a warmth and clarity that most larger sound systems spectacularly fail on. "... Read More

Madonna Producer Jellybean Benitez Calls The SBS Slammer at Analog BKNY the Best Sound in the World

Madonna Producer Jellybean Benitez Calls The SBS Slammer at Analog BKNY the Best Sound in the World
Jellybean Benitez: "There’s a space in New York now called Analog BKNY which has probably the best sound system in the world. It’s run by this guy called Shorty and the system is by SBS [Slammer]. I’ve things in records I’ve played [there] which I’ve never heard before.”
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SBS Slammer I.Series to Power Nowadays/NYC

SBS Slammer I.Series to Power Nowadays/NYC

New York City, NY, USA — April 18, 2017, Craig Bernabeu, Chief Audio Engineer of SBS Designs & The SBS Slammer announced that construction has begun on a high fidelity, fully analogue sound system to power the dance floor of Nowadays’ permanent venue in New York City, slated to open by late Spring.

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Hifi Audio Engineer and Designer Leon McIntosh on the SBS Slammer at Analog BKN

Hifi Audio Engineer and Designer Leon McIntosh on the SBS Slammer at Analog BKN

Leon comments:  "This is the first time I have heard something this warm, this dynamic since I have heard Class A Audiophile gear; it sounds like Music."

He goes on to say that he was "never impressed by commercial pro sound in clubs".... Read More

Massimiliano Pagliara (Berghain+AnalogBKNY):

Massimiliano Pagliara (Berghain+AnalogBKNY):
That [SBS Slammer] sound system is everything
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Gowanus Is The New Black: With A Jaw-Dropping SBS Slammer Sound System and Classic Club Vibes, Analog BKNY Is One of the City's Most Exciting New Prospects

Gowanus Is The New Black: With A Jaw-Dropping SBS Slammer Sound System and Classic Club Vibes, Analog BKNY Is One of the City's Most Exciting New Prospects

Patrons of legendary Manhattan nightclub Twilo or Montreal’s revered Club Stereo are already acquainted with the work of Bernabeu, the man behind Analog BKNY’s stellar sound system. In keeping with the club’s intimate vibes, its sound design features a be-spoke system that Bernabeu built entirely from scratch.

Bernabeu’s signature SBS Slammer loudspeakers can be seen throughout the room, most prominently as part of the four sexy speaker stacks over which patrons are sure to drool. The end result is one of the purest sound experiences in the city, which—given Analog’s competition—is no small feat. Devoid of limiters and compressors, the system boasts custom one-of-a-kind amplifiers as well as a design that ensures crystal clear sound no matter where you stand in the 5,000-square-foot club. 
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DJ Times’ Guide to All Things New Year’s Eve (And Beyond!) in New York City: Analog BKNY

DJ Times’ Guide to All Things New Year’s Eve (And Beyond!) in New York City: Analog BKNY

Lace up your boots and zip up your coats, New Yorkers, as it’s time to celebrate the end of the World 2016 and ring in the New Year with the usual cavalcade of party options.

With New Year’s Eve landing on a Saturday this year, the festivities are getting started earlier than ever, with promoters throwing warehouse-scale events as early as Thursday, December 29. There’s no doubt that just about every clubber’s phone is blowing up from rabid friends trying to lock in plans for the evening, but even a quick glance at the party options available can be an overwhelming task.

Thankfully, the DJ Times team is here to save you with our picks for New Year’s Eve 2017. Whether you’re a techno titan or a big-room basshead, we’ve got the week’s best options lined up for you. Now all you’ve got to do is pick out your best look to serve that night.

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"Analog BKNY [SBS Slammer North American Showroom]: Passion in Dynamic Sound"

Q. Is it that people don’t want to make that effort, or is it that it just boils down to these other nightclubs really don’t have that knowledge?

Bruno: I think people lost touch with the old knowledge and tried to build...I’m not saying digital is bad, you know? But everybody got so caught up in it you. They sort of didn’t look back at the old, you know and with digital, look at what was wrong with it - the pros and the cons to it. They just moved forward to digital, kept going with pros and didn’t look at the cons is what I’m thinking. And I feel with the old stuff, it’s like when people tried to reinvent the wheel. There was no need for it. You know the analog systems used to work, they ran efficiently, they ran well. We’ll give you a test drive in a little while, I’m going to let you stand in the middle of the dance floor. And I would give you the music of your choice but... 

...you’re going to feel the warmth and difference in sound. People forgot that, they’ve gotten lost. 

So, looking back, I came into the room and I looked around the room. This is the old SRB Brooklyn which later became Sankeys Brooklyn. Both places. Pretty much well, SRB, he closed on his own accord. When Sankey’s Brooklyn came in they attempted to make this an underground music venue that tanked within three and a half weeks. Yeah weeks, they also had financial issues and when I came in after, this place was destroyed. It was graffiti, lights going everywhere, the sound system had been pulled out and it was just screwed up in the bathrooms, you know it was too much noise. Nowadays I feel that everybody worries about visuals on walls and everything else, you know, the aesthetics. But not dancing. So what I did was take like about ten gallons of black paint and with a spray gun and just went to town (he laughs). For even the outside of the building. And the reason for that is for two things to happen. I wanted a marriage between sound in the center of the floor and also the lighting in the center of the floor. You know so that there would be no outward distractions. Everybody makes a big deal about facing the D.J. That’s great you know, they are our talent. But they forget about how all of this got started, you know. Soul Train for instance. What was the big epicenter of Soul Train? You never saw the DJ in Soul Train. It was all about the dancing, it was all about the music, all about the sound. We sort of came together and we brought this back. You know, we made the focus - the dance, the movement, the vibe.

Shorty: It’s all about delivering a brute force hi-fi, sonic experience you can’t get anywhere else without destroying your eardrums or getting hearing fatigue. You can be in here for hours and you don’t even feel like you’re in a nightclub.

Q. What, to the average person, should one know about the difference between the analog platform in sound, to others?

Bruno: You know, they’ll will feel it. When we turn this on for you, you’ll feel it. You will have all the different bandwidths underneath you coming to you at once, without the ear-fatigue. You know, you’ll notice that in most nightclubs, people usually try to run off the dance floor! After a little while, believe it or not, they want to go off. 

Psychologically what’s happening, it’s called protection. The body does three things: it protects, corrects and defends itself. All right. It sends a signal to the brain and says, ‘OK, get - away - from - here’ and that actually happens! 

Here, you come in, the system’s on, you don’t leave the floor. It’s a magnet.


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SBS SLAMMER Surprise Upgrades - Thursday, December 9, 2016

SBS SLAMMER Surprise Upgrades - Thursday, December 9, 2016

I upgraded the power Amplifier driving the SBS Slammer STA 371 F Tweeter Arrays that fly dow the center of the floor.

Much more open and 3 dimensional with so much more dept, the top end super highs are much more seamless and subliminal from The Series I V3 Ground Stacks the midrange is creamier and sweeter the synergy overall is gar better from top to bottom. Wth a softer midbass and subbass now,

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"Analog BKNY by Craig Bernabeu is the world’s best club audio system" –Dr. Antonio Hyder

[The SBS Slammer] is the sonic system you need to order if you want to become the leading music club in your city, taking your entertainment business to the maximum level and increasing the financial returns.

[SBS Slammer's] Analog BKNY by Craig Bernabeu is the world’s best club audio system. 

(En español)

El sistema de audio Analog BKNY por Craig Bernabeu es lo que debes instalar si deseas convertirte en la referencia en audio de discotecas y ocio en tu ciudad, llevando tu negocio de ocio al maximo nivel y aumentando los beneficios económicos.

Sólo habrá una instalación en cada ciudad, manteniendo la exclusividad y el alto retorno económico.

Analog BKNY por Craig Bernabeu es el mejor system de audio mundial.

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Frankie Knuckles on Sound Systems:

Frankie Knuckles on Sound Systems:
AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE KNUCKLES ABOUT SOUND AT STEREO MONTREAL (SOUND BY SHORTY) - (Montreal Mirror)

The newly revitalized afterhours Stereo celebrates its first half-decade with Frankie Knuckles and David Morales 

by RAF KATIGBAK

M: I've noticed that New York DJs take sound more seriously than most other DJs.

FK: That's really our education. That's how we were brought up. When [Paradise Garage DJ] Larry Levan and I were kids we worked under Richard Long, and Richard pretty much took us by the hand and taught us everything about sound. He said, "It's not enough to just get behind these turntables and play, you guys need to know exactly what it is you're handling here and what you're dealing with. Because if something goes wrong throughout the course of the night, you need to know how to fix it or adjust it." He just wanted us to be completely tuned in to what was coming out of those speakers. And at least to be able to maintain it until he could get there and he could fix it.

M: Wait a sec, he'd come fix it in the middle of the night?

FK: If a speaker went out or an amp went out in the middle of the night, you would always be able to call Richard. There was always a phone in the booth. You know, "Richard, I got an amp that's out!" It could be 2 or 3 in the morning and he's making house calls like a doctor! He's in the booth and he's replacing this amplifier or he might have two guys out on a ladder re-coning the speakers. To me those are the things that add to a great party.

Clubs today are just so pristine in what they're doing.


They don't wanna see this shit. But I think in a room like Stereo it would work, if all of a sudden a tweeter went out or a horn went out, here comes 

Shorty with a ladder 
and an assistant 

...and they're changing a driver on this thing. I mean it might look strange to a certain degree, but it helps you realize...

..this is not just some club. This is far beyond that. 


This is what it's about - the shit goes out, it don't stay out.

-Frankie Knuckles

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EXCLUSIVE – ANALOG Club In Brooklyn The Hot New Spot by Brooklyn Buzz

EXCLUSIVE – ANALOG Club In Brooklyn The Hot New Spot by Brooklyn Buzz
ANALOG BKNY is the new hot spot in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Co Owners Michael Bruno & Craig "Shorty" Bernabeu talk to Brooklyn Buzz about their new night club.... Read More

Club G-Spot in Shanghai: Shorty spreads the analog gospel to the Far East - in Club Systems International

Club G-Spot in Shanghai: Shorty spreads the analog gospel to the Far East - in Club Systems International
It’s a Thursday night, but the sci-fi-styled club is packed to the ceiling with smartly-dressed party people. Swirling beams of colored light sweep the room, bathing the chic crowd in a surreal glow. A massive LED wall displays endless eye candy while busy bartenders pour exotic cocktails. 

It looks like a lost scene from Blade Runner, but it sounds like New York back in the day. Tweeter arrays hang overhead, filling the air with musical detail, while the towering speaker stacks surrounding the dancefloor deliver a full-body massage at 130 beats per minute. Welcome to Club G-Spot.... Read More

Stereo Montreal: The continuing sonic saga of the audiophile’s Promised Land in Club Systems International

Stereo Montreal:  The continuing sonic saga of the audiophile’s Promised Land in Club Systems International
Sound engineer Shorty is in his car, somewhere on the endless stretch of Interstate 87 between New Jersey and the Great White North, and his cell phone, as expected, isn’t cooperating. He gets disconnected, calls back, erupts into a burst of static, calls back, blanks out entirely, and calls back. He can’t wait – not even for a few hours, when he’ll arrive in Montreal and have clear if couture-priced cell service – to share what’s in his head: The entire schematic of the revamped sound system at Stereo, heralded the world over as the best place to listen to house music.

“David and I are both audio whores,” says Shorty through the crackle, referring to Stereo co-owner and DJ/producer legend David Morales. “We love the finer things that money can buy, and we like audio reproduced the best it can be. And I think that’s what the people coming through the doors at Stereo deserve, as well as the DJs.”... Read More

SAVING SOUND QUALITY in Joonbug.com

SAVING SOUND QUALITY in Joonbug.com
We see you’re using a Walkman.  We’re thinking you either dropped your iPod in the toilet or you are taking the retro trend way too seriously.  Oh, what’s that?  We can’t hear you.

Ah, you want to hear the song the way it was originally intended?

We understand.

And so does Craig “Shorty” Bernabeu, audio engineer of Systems by Shorty (SBS), and creator of the trademarked SBS Slammer, which was rated Top Sound System in NYC by Timeout NY magazine.  Although the Slamme
r’s home, System Dance Club in Long Island City, has only been open for 12 weeks, SBS Slammer™ received rave reviews from DJs on Facebook and Twitter, as well as gained the attention of music lovers across the city.... Read More

Gowanus Gets ‘Handmade’ SBS Slammer Soundsystem With Opening Of Electronic Dance Club Analog BKNY

Gowanus Gets ‘Handmade’ SBS Slammer Soundsystem With Opening Of Electronic Dance Club Analog BKNY

As you walk towards the non-descript black brick building that houses the newly opened club Analog BKNY, you’ll pass by a plumbing and heating supply store, a collision and towing place, and a few oil puddles next to the garbage truck at the corner.

Round the corner onto 14th Street, and you’ll see a beautiful splash of artwork that grips the side of the building. The visual piece sneaks up on you, and the mind-bending sound system inside Analog BKNY will do the same.

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Redbull Music Academy on the SBS Slammer, the Best Modern Day Nightclub Sound @ Analog BKNY

Redbull Music Academy on the SBS Slammer, the Best Modern Day Nightclub Sound @ Analog BKNY
Tweeted by Redbull this week, Meet the soundsystem designer behind the best club sound of modern-day New York at Analog BKNY, Analog BKNY & the SBS Slammer is Powered Processed Designed & Hand made by SBS Designs. #RBMADaily Red Bull Music Academy Daily The Red Bull Music Academy Daily is the online publication by the Red Bull Music Academy, a global music institution 
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Mathmatical Engineer Blind test of the SBS Slammer at Analog BKNY

Mathmatical Engineer Blind test of the SBS Slammer at Analog BKNY
Mathematical test engineer Shikhir Arora from Pittsburgh stops in measures the SBS Slammer blindly, without mention of dropping by to Hear the SBS Slammer to check out recent upgrades at Analog in its natural form to show the SBS Slammer is now measured as the BEST sound in NYC His tests comments... Read More

SBS Slammer by SBS Designs Audiophile Club system, Stereo Times Audiophile Magazine Review

SBS Slammer by SBS Designs Audiophile Club system, Stereo Times Audiophile Magazine Review
Home hifi consumer Audiophile magazine (Stereo Times www.stereotimes.com) cover review of the SBS Slammer   (SBS Slammer www.sbsSLAMMER.com is a hand made Pro Audiophile sound system by SBS Designs and is a sub division of SBS Designs)   The SBS Slammer A Custom Designed one of a kind Hand built night club sound system that …... Read More