ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013
March, 2013 – UMF 2013 was the seventh year in a row that BASSMAXX has provided speakers for ULTRA Music Festival in Miami, the world’s largest Electronic Dance Music Festival. This year was an extraordinary chance to prove the robustness and quality of the newest BASSMAXX subwoofers – the new ZV28 SUBMERGENCE System. The World Wide Stage hosted the biggest names in bass music – Bassnectar, Borgore, Flux Pavilion Vs. Doctor P., Sub Focus, Afro Jack, Fedde Le Grande, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Krewella, Andy C, Kill the Noise, 12th Planet, Datsik, Wolfgang Gartner, and many many others. For a slew of posts, images, videos and more, please check out our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.
We debuted two new products at ULTRA this year: the ZV28 Profundo Subwoofer and the DiaMon DJ112 Monitor. They made quite an impression – the ZV28 is a crushingly intense and physical low-LOW bass box, and the DiaMon DJ112 is the most compact and powerful box we can make. The DiaMon uses the componentry of the killer CCM112 YesMon Monitor but is shaped especially for use as a DJ monitor.
Photo: Christopher Reistroffer
More ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 – Afrojack Full Set from UMF TV
Afrojack played an epic set on the World Wide stage – here’s the video from UMF TV,
“25 Hz is the new 50 Hz – ULTRA Music Festival”
ProSoundWeb Post by ULTRA System Tuner Doug Fowler
There’s an excellent blog post by Doug Fowler, of St. Louis-based Fowler Audio Service and system engineer/tuner for Ultra Music Festival on his professional opinions of the BASSMAXX ZV28 on the ProSoundWeb. Doug is a legend in the audio world and we’re honored by the mention and enthusiam.
“BASSMAXX ZV28 - David Lee has been working on this design for several years now and has improved every iteration. He used 16x of these beasts on the UMF Worldwide Stage (the “street party” stage), with some uppper bass boxes on top. We could hear things in tracks that would have not been present with “normal” subs, meaning usable response only down to the mid 40s. This thing would blur your vision and modulate your voice, no problem. I have been told this is the weakest of the 2×18 line, with lower power drivers. I am keen to hear the high power version, this thing is sick.”
Doug posted his own measurements of the ZV28 which show that this box is truly revolutionary in its low frequency abilities, and not just marketing hyperbole.
AMPED AUSTIN, AUSTIN, TX
March, 2013 – The newest full BASSMAXX system to grace Austin’s incredible music scene - Amped Austin opens soon on 6th Street in the heart of Austin’s famous nightclub district.
This built-to-kill custom designed setup on two floors features two SSP218 Profundo Subs and five DiaMon DJ12 Monitors for the dance floor and DJ booth upstairs. Downstairs houses a live music venue and bar with two SSP215 Profundo Subwoofers and two AT312 Attuned Tops, with four CCM112 YesMon Monitors as fills and stage wedges.
THE NOOK AMPITHEATRE, AUSTIN, TX
March, 2013- BASSMAXX continues to fill Austin’s music scene with great systems, with the opening of the Nook Ampitheatre on 6th Street. Two AT212 Attuned Tops and two SSP218 Dub-ills have made the outdoor venue sound phenomenal.
CASTRO’S WAREHOUSE, AUSTIN, TX
March, 2013 – Castro’s Warehouse, a female impersonator and gay club in the Warehouse District that is owned by repeat customers Rain on 4th, have two installed two Z5/D Motiv Horn Subs and six CCM112 YesMon Monitors to rock their late-night dance floor.
Castro’s has had huge success with their after-hours shows that rage until the wee hours of the morning on the weekends and 2:30 AM other evenings. Check out their line-up on their Facebook page.
Managing Partner Dallas Downs shared his reasoning behind choosing a BASSMAXX system. “We bought BASSMAXX because for months we were blowing subs and couldn’t keep spending money on a sound system that kept breaking. BASSMAXX is a product that we can put in and not worry anymore. The sound is like no other, and the way BASSMAXX speakers are setup, we have more options on how the sound is configured in the room. Each speaker can be turned up or down individually from the DJ booth. I am happy I went into GC Pro and asked the manager for the best product.”
SYSTEMS CONTRACTOR NEWS, FEB. 2013
February, 2013 -Coverage of the CCM112 YesMon continues with an article in Systems Contractor News.
KEYBOARD MAGAZINE MARCH 2013
“…Here’s the big deal. This thing is loud – for its size, the loudest speaker I think I’ve ever heard. You could be in a 2,000 seat theatre with everything except your keyboards going through the house line array, and the back row of the balcony would be able to hear them just fine. I couldn’t turn the keyboards volume up past a third without literally becoming frightened of how loud it got. Not that the speaker showed any hint of getting crispy – it remained clear as a bell. BASSMAXX also sent us their SSP115 sub, which… turned my rig into something approaching a one-keyboardist Ultra Music Festival… If having the most swagger of any keyboard player you know is worth the price, going BASSMAXX would be how you get it.” Stephen Fortner, Editor
December, 2012 -BASSMAXX was the proud sponsor of the Annual Concert by Austin Non-profit Anthropos Arts, who provide free one-on-one music instruction and mentorship to students in Austin Title-I schools. Our CEO, Lian Amber, is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Held at the Austin Music Hall, BASSMAXX brought a full system for the kids to rock out on. Check out the video of the kids playing with Austin’s own Naga Valli, Jason McKenzie and Indrajit Bannerjee.
MT. EDEN, NEW YEAR’S EVE 2013
New Year’s Eve, 2012 ~ Dubstep Stars Mt. Eden performed on a full BASSMAXX system at Zona Rosa, Austin TX.The guys brought in the new year with a BOOM! Check the video below from the stroke of midnight.
DJ/Producer Jesse Cooper raved about the BASSMAXX experience at the end of the night. “I thought it was amazing. All the sound guys talk up their systems, but it’s not like this. This sound system is mean! I’m going to go back to the record label and tell them to put it on the rider, and just put it on our tab!”
BASSMAXX AND LIGHTfaktor
MUSIC INC. JANUARY 2013
The MAXX-ill is the newest addition to the rapidly growing Profundo line of subwoofers. The MAXX-ill is an extra-deep, extra-high performance box that provides an unbeatable combo of fidelity, depth and power. Intended especially for the touring professional, the XSP218 will easily crush multiples of competitive boxes with it’s 6800 Watts of Powersoft amplification. The MAXX-ill carries a FULL two-year warranty on all components, including voice coils, so no fears of blown woofers when pushing these to the extreme.
PAUL OAKENFOLD IN AUSTIN, TX
November, 2012 -RealMusic Events brought out some major BASS supplement with six XSP218 Profundo Subwoofers and four Z-5/D Motiv Horns boomin’ the house for their Anniversary Show at Emo’s East with the legendary Paul Oakenfold. A killer show!
ONE2ONE BAR, AUSTIN, TX
Summer, 2012 -BASSMAXX installs systems for much more than just dance music - One2One Bar is a live music listening room that features some of the cream of Austin’s amazingly diverse home grown talent.
Owner Gregg Ware raved about his BASSMAXX install, saying “It took me all of 30 seconds to hear them before I knew that I was purchasing these speakers. The networking capability and DSP software are a must for a live music venue and make it incredibly easy to fine tune your system on the fly. Unparalleled sound quality and craftsmanship put BASSMAXX above all other speakers on the market whether it be live bands, DJ, Acoustic or comedy.
BASSMAXX is honestly the best sounding system I’ve heard, and is by far the most responsive and cleanest sounding system I have ever used. If I was using another product, I would have to have double the amount of speakers and power and probably then wouldn’t even come close to what BASSMAXX delivers.”
RAIN ON 4TH, AUSTIN, TX
Spring, 2012 -BASSMAXX has completed a total overhaul of the system for Rain on 4th, Austin’s premier gay nightclub.
Rain, open since 2004, consists of four rooms with bars in each and a main dance floor area of over 1500 square feet. Rain are now rocking the dance floor with two SSP218 Profundo Subwoofers, two AT312 Attuned Tops, and two CCM112 YesMon Monitors, and open, ready to dance daily from 4 PM til 2 AM.
Check out the testimonials page for more comments by Dallas Downs, Managing Partner and DJ, on the BASSMAXX experience.
Spring, 2012 -The newest addition to the ILL Family – the MAXX-ill!! This MONSTER subwoofer packs 6800 Watts into one cabinet – perfect for the touring professional who wants to cut down on weight and setup time, while increasing volume, power and depth.
The XSP218 can powerfully reproduce the lowest notes in any music, reliably, consistently and with great fidelity. Modern electronic, jazz, reggae, R&B and rap music emphasize bass and put tremendous demands on low frequency loudspeakers. The XSP218 delivers the deepest, most powerful notes in modern music and is built to take the stress of doing so continuously, to the extremes, without fail.
Covered by Lighting&Sound America, check out the article here.
SP115 “Lil-ill” Profundo Subwoofer/DiaMon DJ112 Monitor
Cutest Couple Award goes to SSP115 “Lil-ill” Profundo Subwoofer & the DiaMon DJ112 monitor – their connection could be called ELECTRIC!
Prosound Web covered the SSP115 – read more here.
David Lee’s comments about the Sound Defense Extended Warranty by BASSMAXX are the “Quote of the Day” on the Systems Contractor News email blast.
Summer, 2012 -Yet another coup for Treehouse in Miami - They’ve been voted Best Small Music Venue by the Miami New Times. Treehouse gives a shout out to their BASSMAXX system in their advertising, and audiences are loving the giant sound, as is managing partner Gregory Selph, who reports “(I) just wanted you to know how impressed I still am with the sound – it’s been put to the test by a number of big DJs lately and continues to just crush. I smile now every time I walk through the room.”
Spring, 2012 – Austin’s own Scottish Rite Theater has installed a self-powered BASSMAXX system with two BASSMAXX 218 Profundo powered subs and two Attuned Tops. Managing Director Emily Marks raved about the BASSMAXX sound “The room sounds amazing and I just want to thank you…. Everybody keeps complimenting the speakers!”