Photo by Sami Heiskanen

Photo by Sami Heiskanen

Info for Artists

Gigs at mbar take place on one of our two stages: the terrace or the smaller indoors stage. All audio is routed through Biamp Nexia SP digital processors, allowing both stages to be operated independently, or sound from either stage to be routed to both the bar and the terrace. Our FOH setup is mobile and can be installed on either stage, and both have their own, fully equipped dj booths.

Unless otherwise agreed, gigs take place on the terrace in summer if the weather permits, and djs must move indoors to continue at 1:30 am on weekends.

Front of House Live System

1 x Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixing console [PDF Manual]

Backup Analog Setup

1 x Midas Venice 240 mixing console
1 x t.c. electronic M-One XL effects processor
1 x t.c. electronic D-Two effects processor
1 x KLARK TEKNIK Square ONE Dynamics compressor/gate, 8 channels
1 x DBX 1231 31 band equaliser, 2 channels
2 x Behringer FBQ3102 31 band equalisers, 2 channels each

Monitoring

4 x Db Technologies DVX DM12 powered wedge speakers 

Monitors are mixed through the FOH console, please get in touch if you require a separate monitor mixer.

Microphones

2 x Shure SM58 dynamic microphones
2 x Heil PR 22 dynamic microphones
2 x Heil PR 20 dynamic microphones
3 x Heil PR 28 dynamic microphones (toms)
1 x Heil PR 48 dynamic microphone (kick drum)
3 x GA Project FC4 condenser microphones

DIs

2 x Samson S direct plus (stereo)
4 x BSS AR-133

Microphone stands

10 x Long, with boom
2 x Short, with boom
4 x Really short, with boom

Extra Speakers

2 x Mackie SRM350 powered speakers
2 x Mackie SRM450 powered speakers 

Terrace

Capacity: 275 people.

Volume limit: 85 dB(A).  Please note: thank you in advance for respecting this limit! The terrace is an open air urban venue in the city center, and respecting our neighbours is crucial to our continued operation. Also: we are a bar, not a concert venue or a night club.

Container Stage

A customised 20' open side shipping container serves as the terrace's stage. Stage dimensions:
Width: 5.5 meters
Depth: 2 meters
Height: 2.3 meters

Bigger bands may also use the 7 x 3 meter dancefloor in front of the container to extend the stage.

The dj booth in the container cannot be removed, but moves easily on rollers.

Live Sound System

2 x L-Acoustics XT12 speakers
2 x L-Acoustics RS18 subwoofers
1 x L-Acoustics LA4 amplifier / speaker processor

Fixed Sound System

1 x Biamp Nexia SP for sound processing and bar-terrace interconnection
8 x Community I/O8 speakers driven by:
2 x Yamaha P5000S amplifiers
2 x Community TD2115 subwoofers driven by:
1 x Yamaha P7000S amplifier

The fixed speakers are used for background music and sound reinforcement for the live PA.

DJ Booth

1 x Rane Sixty-Two mixer with Serato Scratch Live support [PDF Manual]
2 x Technics 1210MK5 turntables with Shure M44G cartridges
2 x Pioneer CDJ-200 CD players with MP3 CD support
2 x Genelec 8030 monitor speakers

The Rane mixer supports Serato Scratch directly without a breakout box. You do need to bring your own laptop however. Make sure to update your Serato software as older versions might not support the Sixty-Two.

The mixer has a 3.5 mm miniplug connector right next to the 6.35 mm one — no need to go hunting for that adapter.

Should you need to plug your own gear into the dj mixer or change any connections, make sure to put everything back as it was at the end of your gig. Our staff and the next performer will thank you for it.

Indoors stage

Capacity: 75 people.
Stage dimensions: 2 x 4.4 meters.

The dj booth can be moved, but not taken away from the stage.

Sound System

2 x Biamp Nexia SP for sound processing and bar-terrace interconnection

Stage PA

1 x Nexo NXAMP 4x1 amplifier / speaker processor
2 x Nexo PS8 speakers
2 x Nexo LS400 subwoofers

Delay line / Fill

2 x Nexo PS8 speakers
1 x Nexo PS8 TD speaker processor
1 x Kind KDL 3000 amplifier

DJ Booth

1 x Rane Sixty-Two mixer with Serato Scratch Live support [PDF Manual]
2 x Technics 1210M5G turntables with Shure M44G cartridges
2 x Pioneer CDJ-350 CD players with MP3 support and USB input
2 x Genelec 8030 monitor speakers

The Rane mixer supports Serato Scratch directly without a breakout box. You do need to bring your own laptop however. Make sure to update your Serato software as older versions might not support the Sixty-Two.

The mixer has a 3.5 mm miniplug connector right next to the 6.35 mm one — no need to go hunting for that adapter.

Should you need to plug your own gear into the dj mixer or change any connections, make sure to put everything back as it was at the end of your gig. Our staff and the next performer will thank you for it.

dj gear can be switched between the terrace and the bar if needed, please notify us in advance.

Video

1 x Epson EH-TW8100 Full HD 3LCD projector, 2400 lumen, 16:9 aspect ratio
1 x Screenline MOT front-projection screen behind the stage, 151" diagonal, 335cm x 188cm

Contact Information

Address: mbar, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358-9-612 45420

Technical questions and riders: sound@mbar.fi
General: info@mbar.fi

Head sound engineer: Sami Tammela, sami.tammela@mbar.fi

Restaurant manager: Jukka Almén, jukka.almen@mbar.fi

Complete contact information and opening hours on the info page.