EVI Philippines entertains at the Brewery
PHILIPPINES: The vista of cranes operating in the financial district of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City, Metro Manila is a good indication that large investors have placed their faith in this postcode. Property prices have soared in relation to the high-rise developments following the sale of military land previously occupied by the Philippine Army. Beer tastes have grown more sophisticated and as such India Pale Ales and Pilsners have replaced the renowned San Miguel in an establishment known as the Brewery at The Palace.
Backing onto the Palace nightclub - which includes the Pool Club, the Valkyrie nightclub and the Revel lounge – the adjacent 840 sq-m Brewery pub can seat up to 300 people. The eye catching on-site stainless steel and copper brewing apparatus punctures through the first level ceiling onto the second floor. Meanwhile, the backdrop of brick walls, large windows and stained wooden furniture marries old rustic with modernism.
Rock star Rico Blanco is one of the partners of the Brewery and took on the responsibility of entertaining guests with DJ and live music. At the far end of the elongated second level, a 4m-deep x 4m-wide stage hosts the live acts six days per week, who are reinforced courtesy of a self-powered EV full range loudspeaker system. The main FOH system combines dual ceiling mounted ETX35P cabinets with three floor standing ETX18SP subwoofers at the front of the stage. The ETX powered family of loudspeakers are equipped with Class-D amplifiers, a signal synchronised transducer (SST) waveguide design and smart FIR-Drive DSP. In terms of fills, two ETX35P speakers serve as rear fills upstairs and a ZLX12P has been added as a front fill, whilst four ZLX15 models have been wall-mounted downstairs. Four additional ZLX12P cabinets have been added as stage monitors.
Installed by EVI Philippines, for whom Reynald E. Rodil was project manager, loudspeaker management has been enabled in the form of an EV DC One processor. ‘It’s a multi-functional room in which various genres of live bands play, there are speeches, the DJ plays every night and there are also playlists, so we had to program various presets for all of these.’ A Mackie DL32R digital mixer can be remotely controlled with an iPad during performances, whilst wired Shure SM57 and SM58 models are the microphones of choice.