Avant Gardner | Brooklyn Music Venue, Nightclub & Event Space

Indoor-outdoor, year-round, sensorily immersive events complex

Avant Gardner is a multi-functional event space, concert venue and nightclub equipped with state-of-the-art audio and lighting across three rooms and stages.

Brooklyn Mirage

The Brooklyn Mirage is a breathtaking open-air sanctuary in the heart of the Avant Gardner complex. The inner courtyard is a totally immersive space, surrounded by towering walls lined with tropical plants and captivating video projections. A singular catwalk connects a network of expansive outdoor environments and rises to surround the venue, offering views of the iconic city skyline and bustling courtyard below. An exciting selection of refreshments, lush palm trees and a stunning sound system complete this elusive Summer paradise.

(Early May through September) 

Stage Dimensions

DJ Stage: 48’ wide x 12’ deep x 15” high with 4’ x 8’ cuts on each side for step units
Concert Stage: 48’ wide x 24’ deep x 4’ high, with step step units off USL and USR

Please note, we have a flexible stage size. Any increases in stage sizes could result in production kills and should be discussed with the promoter ahead of time.

FOH Positions

The permanent, bi-level, covered FOH structure (18’ wide x 14’ deep) is located on house center on the ground floor main floor 85’ from the DS Edge. The front side houses audio, while the back houses lighting and video.

FOH (monitors driven from FOH console)

Aztec Audient Analog 52-channel Analog Console with Dual-redundant power supplies

12 auxiliary outputs configured as eight mono and two stereo sends; eight subgroup outputs and a 12œx8 matrix.

12 assignable VCA groups. The input channels feature in/out switchable four-band equalization. The high-mid and low-mid filters are fully parametric, and the "treble" and "bass" filters are frequency-sweepable and provide a switch to select bell or shelf modes. All input channels also have a sweepable 12 dB per octave high-pass filter just after the input amplifier stage.

Audio - Inputs (Stage)

16 Inputs (US Left) 16 Returns (US Left)

Audio- Main PA

All audio provided by KV2 Audio. For more information, please see: http://www.kv2audio.com/

Main Hangs (L/R VHD5.0 Constant Power Point Source System)

Each VHD5.0 contains (1) VHD5.0 Mid Hi [3-Way 8x 10”, 6x 8” and 3x 3” CDs], (3) VHD5.0 Low Mid [8x 10”] (1) SL412 downfill [3-Way 4x 12”, 1x 8”, 1x 3”] Enclosures

Each hang powered by matching VHD5000, VHD5000S, and SL3000 amplifiers. *Subs- VHD Series

Stage front contains (40) VHD4.18 [1x 18”] Sub Enclosures and (12) Active VHD2.21 [2x 21”] Sub Enclosures VHD4.18 subs powered by matching VHD3200 amplifiers. *Stage Front Fills- VHD Series

(2) VHD1.0 [1x 12”, 1x 8”, 1x 3”]

VHD1.0 cabinets powered by matching VHD2000 amplifiers. *VIP Fills

Each HL VIP area contains (2) EX10 [2-Way 1x 10” & 1x 1” CD] and (1) EX2.2 [2x 12”] Sub Enclosure
These are active/self powered.

Each HR VIP area contains (2) ESD10 [2-Way 1x 10” & 1x 1” CD] and (1) ESD1.18 [1x 18”] Sub Enclosures These are powered by a matching ESP4000 amplifier.
(2nd Floor Ruin Bar)

2 EX12 [2-Way 1x 12” & 1x 3” CD] and (1) EX1.8 [1x 18”] Sub Enclosures
These are active/self powered.

Audio - Monitoring

DJ Monitors (L/R)
Each side contains (1) ESR212 Cabinet [3-Way 2x 12”, 1x 6” and 1x 1” CDs] and (4) ES1.8 Sub Enclosures [1x 18”] Each side is powered by matching VHD3200 and ESR3000 amplifiers.

Audio - FOH Processing

(House Controlled)
2 SDD3 Super Digital Delay Line
5 SAC2 Super Analog Controller - 2 channel
(Guest Controlled)
4 Lake LM44

Lighting - Control, Power Distribution and Atmosphere

GrandMA 2 Full Size (V3.3.4.3)
4 ReelFX DF50 Hazers
6 Martin Jem ZR44 Smoke Machines
-sACN control input for Guest Consoles in FOH booth

Lighting - Fixtures

(Please note, we are NOT to move or repurpose venue lighting fixtures)
50 Martin Axiom Hybrid
16 Martin Quantum Wash
24 Robe Spikie
14 GLP impression X4 Bar 20

Several hundred architectural LED fixtures throughout the venue.

Video - Projection

(This is a custom solution. Projectors can NOT be moved or repurposed)
9 Panasonic PT-DW830UK 8500 lumen DLP Projectors
8 Panasonic PT-DW870UK 8500 lumen DLP Projectors

Video - Surfaces, Resolutions, Inputs, and Servers

Stage : 4790x1080
House Left : 8200x1080
House Right : 8200x1080
These are def pre-distorted. All the warping etc...happens in TouchDesigner.

Rasters / Masks can be found here. When producing content, please provide as HAP QuickTime files 30fps.

Video inputs can be provided as HDMI, HD-SDI or NDI.

House media servers consist of 2 Custom PCs running a linked TouchDesigner session

Video - Content Production & Operator

Custom content can be produced by our team, or provided in advance by a 3rd party. Let us know, and we can connect you with our content creators!