Audix Corporation and McMenamins formally announced a partnership to bring Audix’s premium microphones to all of its live music locations.
McMenamins is a chain of 65 brewpubs, breweries, music venues, historic hotels, and theater pubs located throughout Oregon and Washington. The two brothers, Mike and Brian McMenamin, who founded the chain, are considered pioneers of the Northwest microbrew and historic hotel industries. Also based in the Northwest, Audix Corporation is considered a pioneer in conceiving and engineering a full range of professional microphones that are designed, assembled, and tested in its Wilsonville, Oregon headquarters.
An informal partnership was naturally formed when Audix moved to the Portland area in 1991. “Many of our endorsing artists and sound engineers regularly play at McMenamins locations like The Crystal Ballroom and Edgefield. Over the years we developed a relationship with the individual venues and their associated sound engineers,” said Audix VP of Sales, Cliff Castle. “We are proud to announce that we have formalized that relationship recently, to endorsement status.”
Both Northwest-based companies share a passion for creating a superior concert experience for the audience and the artists, no matter the venue size or music genre. “I have been a fan of Audix since the first time I used the OM and D series microphones during my first festival seasons,” said Christopher Heinzelmann, Corporate Audio Engineer for McMenamins. “Through our partnership with Audix, I am excited to fully equip our venues with quality microphones. It is an added bonus that both companies are located in the Northwest.”Pictured here (l-r) are McMenamins Corporate Audio Engineers, Danny Frye, and Christopher Henzelmann, along with Audix VP of Sales, Cliff Castle
Photo – Angie Keam