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.... Read More
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
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.
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.... Read More
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...
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.
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,... Read More
[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.
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.
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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.... Read More