This page is intended to provide an overview of the sound
system normally supplied for artists at the Bow Valley Music
Club. Performing artists are encouraged to contact our Sound
Engineer well in advance of their scheduled performance at
The Bow Valley Music Club, in conjunction with Nero Productions
Group Incorporated (NPG), is pleased to offer our valued artistic
performers a complete professional sound system, along with
an experienced professional operator. The basic system described
herein is supplied by the club at no cost to the artists.
For artists who require special equipment or instruments this
is to be supplied at their cost, and please contact NPG well
The Audio Console is a Crest X8, fifty-six frame with forty
mono input channels, four stereo input channels, eight auxiliaries
and eight sub groups, with true left – center –
right panning capability. This console will supply four monitor
mixes in four bi-amped wedges and four effects sends.
Please note this system is not capable of recording, if you
wish to have your performance recorded, NPG must be contacted
well in advance of your concert.
All house cabinets are factory issued Turbosound THL 2 which
are a three way mid high enclosure, comprised of a single
fifteen inch low mid, a six and half inch high mid driver,
and a one inch horn, with the ninety by forty dispersion.
The low-end frequencies are brought to life by a pair of THL
828 enclosures, that are loaded with Turbosound proprietary
dual eighteen-inch drivers.
The house processing racks include a minimum of two channels
of Ashly analogue equalizers, four channels of Ashly digital
equalization, eight channels of Presonix signal processing
with gating, another four channels of Valley gates, Yamaha
SPX Series reverbs, TC Electronics reverb and delay units,
and a compact disc player.
The microphone package is complete with stands and cables.
Please note the package is comprised of six Shure Beta 58A
vocal mics, six Shure SM 57 instrument mics, three Peavey
480C condensor mics for high hats and percussion overheads,
two Electro-voice ND408A instrument mics, one Electro-voice
ND308B instrument mics, and one Shure Beta 91 kick drum mic.
All eight direct boxes are manufactured by Cable-factory
for Nero Productions Group and are complete with Lundahl Transformers.
We also have Cable-tek’s JDI direct boxes complete with
Jenson transformers when more padding is required.
The Bow Valley Music Club through NPG offers this equipment
to all artists without exception and NPG will work with you
to achieve the sound that you deserve. The house operates
at a sound pressure level in the 100 dB range as measured
from the front of house mix position. We have been working
with BVMC for more than five years and have found that when
the volume is excessive, regardless of the style of music,
a number of our guests will not stay for the show. Therefore
please keep this in mind for this venue.
NPG have several other systems, with both larger and smaller
configurations if you require any further technical assistance
for other dates not in conflict with the Bow Valley Music
“Sound Check” rehearsal sessions, prior to the
Saturday evening concerts, are conducted with the artists
between 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Please note that the sound check
must be completed by 5:00 PM to allow setting up of the hall
to be completed.
Please contact David Neher for further information or assistance.
David L. Neher
Senior Systems Engineer
Telephone Office: (403) 255-7639
Fax: (403) 255-7630