Hairel Enterprises add Y-Series to the new Buddy Holly Hall.


The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is the cultural hub of Lubbock, Texas and the cornerstone of downtown revitalization. As well as serving as the new home of Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Lubbock ISD Visual and Performing Arts, the venue offers many scheduled performances of the Buddy Holly story.

Buddy Holly Hall features a 2,200 seat main theater, an additional 400 seat theater, a 5,000 square foot multipurpose room, and a 22,000 square foot dance center. 

The main Helen DeVitt Jones Theater has been outfitted with a Y-Series loudspeaker system with ArrayProcessing. Designed by Connecticut based Jaffe Holden and installed by Hairel Enterprises of Conroe, Texas , the multipurpose nature of the venue will allow for a wide range of activities, from opera, Broadway shows and symphonic music, to rock concerts, conferences and social events. In addition to local performing arts groups and touring shows, the theater will also be used as a learning center by the Lubbock Independent School District.

The Y-Series layout is configured left, center, right with left and right arrays including ten Y8s,  two Y12s, and two Y-SUBs per side; the center array comprises eight Y8s and three Y12s. Depending on the seating arrangement for a specific production or musical event in a fixed stage apron, five E6s and eight 4S point source loudspeakers provide a portable pit rail.

The R1 Remote control software enables the house staff to route and make changes to the system on the fly in order to meet the needs of the performing artist, as Kevin Bell, Project Coordinator explains. “The software allows the operator to put all the amps in standby mode with the click of one button. This eliminated the need for a sequenced breaker panel. Using ArrayProcessing presets, the orchestra level can be changed from a sloped floor with seats to an open flat floor without having to re-pin the arrays.  

“The venue has three different front fill positions. Using R1, the correct front fill delay settings, pending deployed location, can be easily selected. Also, taking advantage of the many versatile R1 functions, the speakers can be checked and logged after each event - or as often as desired - to keep up with driver fatigue, damage or failure.”

With the Y-Series, the Buddy Holly Hall is equipped with the highest quality and best sounding system in town.Jacob Parnell, Audio Production Supervisor

 “The system is remarkably transparent and user friendly, allowing me to move between genres with ease without sacrificing audio quality. With the R1 interface, in conjunction with the Y-Series boxes, it gives me complete peace of mind when I go into a performance. I trust that with this system, the patrons of Buddy Holly Hall will have a great experience.

This system makes my job easier, enjoyable and just a whole lot of fun. I love being able to use a system of this caliber on a daily basis, and I am excited to train a younger generation of budding audio engineers on a system like this.Jacob Parnell
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