Venue Info

 Tralf Music Hall- Venue Info

Tralf Music Hall Information

The Tralf Music Hall is located in Buffalo, New York's Theatre District. Renown by audiences and artists alike as western New York's 'best sounding room.' Audiences enjoy the atmosphere and unmatched concert sight lines...there is not a bad seat in the house. Artists enjoy the highest quality production elements in addition to the well appointed artists' backstage area and world class hospitality. Tralf Music Hall is a true concert club experience.

Tralf Venue Components

Venue PA
Newly flown and aligned TX Concert System P.A. with 6/4 TX4’s and TX9 Subwoofers. The entire system is correctly powered with QSC amplifiers and is capable of delivering 120db clear, undistorted SPL at FOH. FOH sends include L, R, Sub, Front Fill, and a Matrix feed to the Balcony. All sends are time-aligned through the FOH console.

Midas powered X32 Digital Mixing Console. 32 XLR inputs, 8 Aux inputs, 8 internal EFX returns, Lexicon effects, Klark-Technik super MAC network, 31 band EQ’s on all outputs, as well as 7 band parametric EQ’s on all outputs. MP3 / iPod input, CD input, DVD input, Stereo Flash drive recording, 32 channel recording to any computer DAW through USB 2 or Firewire 400.  Remote iPad control with external Wi-Fi and iPad. Musicians may control their own monitor mix through iPhone or Smartphone X32-Q app.

If a separate monitor console is preferred, we have a Crest X8 40 channel Mixing Console at Stage Left monitor position, with 8 mixes of DBX 31 band EQ’s and a cue wedge.
    - 40 channel split snake with patch at up stage center, connects to both consoles.
    - 8 mixes of QSC HPR 122i Powered Monitors, including a powered JBL EON Drum Sub

1080p HD projection is available, with up to a 15’ HD screen on stage.
*please see our “Backline and Additional Gear Rental” section for more information on renting the projector and screen.

The Tralf has multiple Mic comps with a large selection of industry standard microphones by Shure, Audix, Sennheiser and more.

The Tralf also has a large compliment of DI boxes, both active and passive. Short, medium, and tall microphone stands with booms, as well as straight stands. ¼” cables and XLR microphone cables with sub-snakes.

* use of  mic comps are included at the venue, along with all DI’s, cables, and stands.
* please see our “Backline and Additional Gear Rental” section for information on wireless microphone rentals, in-ear monitors, staging, projection, and a large compliment of in-house backline.

Standard Lighting in the venue includes 42 narrow par cans with side and rear color washes and multiple chase options and patterns. There are 8 amber pars for front lighting and specials, 1 color-changing Leko for a center spot. There are also audience par cans, and house lights control. There is a 24channel, 2 scene programmable controller at FOH with long throw faders, bump buttons, and programmable chase with rate control.

*Please see our “Backline and Additional Gear Rental” section for information on optional Hazers and Moving Lights.

Show Xpress Lighting Control. For groups that use Moving Lights, The Tralf proudly uses Show Xpress controller software. ShowXpress turns a laptop into a full-blown moving light controller with the ability to import and export shows and scenes, create shows off-line and load them up at the venue, works with any DMX fixture, and will run video cues as well as lighting. Show Xpress is easy to use and cuts programming time down to a minimum.

Artist Hospitality
Tralf Music Hall has two well appointed artist Green Rooms.  Each room is clean, well lit, with large mirrors and can be securely locked.  Both rooms have sinks, charis, large countertops, and restroom facilities.  One of the Green Rooms has a shower.  The Green Rooms and backstage area have direct access to the performance stage.

The Tralf has a fully operational commercial kitchen and chef.

A standard event at the Tralf Music Hall includes the labor for 1 System Technician who is responsible to setup and operate the Sound and Standard Lighting for your event.

If your event requires extra services, such as Intelligent (Moving) Lights, table and chair movement/placement, staging and runway setups, hanging banners and backdrops, hanging balloons and decorations etc., there will be additional labor requirements and costs necessary for us to schedule the appropriate personnel. It is not the responsibility of the System Technician to handle these extra requirements. Please notify us as soon as possible with the requirements for your event so that we can schedule the appropriate personnel to make your event a success, and give you an accurate rate for the labor. 

2015 Tralf Backline and Additional Gear Rental

*  For current pricing on all of the following Backline and optional Services, please call us at 716-835-3500. Thanks.

Lighting and Hazers

Chauvet Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC Moving Lights. The Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC is a brilliantly bright 90w LED moving-head light with motorized focus and zoom for crisp gobo and beam changing effects. Seven already installed gobos plus the wedding 6-pack give you plenty of options for creating a unique look for every event. Master/Slave mode lets you create a beautiful light show quickly and easily. Built-in automatic programs along with move-in-black capability make programming with a DMX controller as easy as can be. Also has dimmer control for fading in and out, strobe. Colors: 8 + white, split colors, continuous scroll at variable speeds. Gobos: 7 + open (5 metal + 2 glass), rotating, interchangeable, indexing, slot-n-lock. Gobo Size: 24 mm outside, 20 mm image, 1.1 mm max thickness 3-facet rotating prism splits the beam for great effects and to cover a larger area. IRC Remote, Show Xpress Software Control and Lighting Programmer included.

Chauvet Arena Hazer 3. This hazer uses water-based non-toxic fluid that is unscented and will not make anyone choke. No sticky residue and it looks great with lighting, or as a special effect. Includes remote operation from FOH. Can use a timer or manual operation with haze intensity control, duration, fan speed, and more. 


Drum / Keyboard Risers
Up to two 8’x8’ risers are available for the stage, with either 8” legs, or 24” legs (24” height includes skirting). One 8’x12’ riser can also be made if there is only one riser needed (at either height). 

We can accommodate a straight 4’ x 16’ Runway at 24” height ( to match the stage height of 24”) fully skirted. 

We can supply a Blu-Ray player and Laptop at FOH, with HDMI, sVGA, and S-Video/Composite lines, all connected to a BenQ 1080p HD projector and 15’ HD screen that we mount to the Center Up Stage wall.


Wireless Mic’s and Monitors
Wireless Microphones. The best wireless in downtown Buffalo is Digital Wireless. Get incredible pure sound without dropouts or interference from all the radio transmitters in town. We use Line 6 XD-V75 Digital Wireless Microphones with selectable capsules (based on Shure SM58, Beta 58A, SM57, Audix OM5, AKG D5, e835, e935, n/d767a, AE4100, and more.) 14ch selectable frequencies at 2.4 gig. Up to 4 units available. 

In-Ear Monitor Systems
Includes 5 Carvin stereo in-ear monitor transmitters and receivers with over 300 selectable frequencies. Also includes 2 wired stereo in-ear monitor boxes for musicians that prefer hard wired systems. (artist to supply ear-buds or molds). Systems are available from 1-5 wireless systems, and up to 2 hard-wired systems.

Wireless Guitar Systems
The best wireless in downtown Buffalo is Digital Wireless. Get incredible pure sound without dropouts or interference from all the radio transmitters in town. We use Line 6 Relay G-55 Digital Wireless Guitar / Bass Systems with 12 channel 2.4 gig selectable frequencies and selectable cable tone. Up to 3 units available. 

Mixing Consoles
Avid SC48 Mixing Console. 48 Channel Avid digital mixing console in road case, with monitor, mouse, and keyboard. 

Midas powered X32 Digital Mixing Console (by Behringer). 32 XLR inputs, 8 Aux inputs, 8 internal EFX returns, Stereo Flash drive recording, 32 channel recording to any computer DAW through USB 2 or Firewire 400.  Remote iPad control with external Wi-Fi and iPad. 
*Use of the X32 is included with the rental of The Tralf Music Hall.

Drum Kits
Yamaha Absolute Custom Maple 7 Piece Drum Kit. 8, 10, 12” Rack Toms, 14, 16” Floor Toms, 22” Kick Drum, 14” Pearl Snare Drum, DW 5000 Hat stand and DW 5000 Single Kick Pedal, DW9000 Double Kick Pedal, Tama Single Kick Pedal, 4 Yamaha Cymbal Stands, Yamaha Snare Stand,  Zildjian Avedis Custom Cymbals, 14” Hats, 17, 18” Crashes, 20” ride.

Guitar and Bass Amplifiers
SWR SM900 Bass Rig.  SWR SM900 Head with 2- SWR 4x10 Goliath III cabinets.

Fender 1972 Bassman 100 bass or guitar amp. With 2- Jackson 4x12 cabinets.

Fender Twin Reverb guitar amp. 

Fender Super Reverb guitar amp. 

Marshall 1960A Lead cabinet with Hafler Stereo power amp. (great for pedal boards with amp simulators) 

Roland JC-120 guitar amp. 

Line 6 Flextone III guitar amp. 

Keyboards, Pianos and Organs
Yamaha Motif XS6, 76 Key Keyboard.

Yamaha Motif ES8, 88 Key Keyboard.

Korg Triton Pro X, 88 Key Keyboard. 

Fender Rhodes Piano

Yamaha C5 Grand Piano. A 5.5’ Grand Piano, the largest one that will fit in the Tralf freight elevator.

Hammond XK-1 Organ with drawbars and a Motion Sound Pro 145 Leslie cabinet with rotating low and hi speakers. (an actual B-3 sound without the bulk and space of a B-3)

Taylor 355ce 12 string acoustic guitar w/ active pickup and eq. 
Taylor 6 string acoustic guitar w/ active pickup and eq. 
Fender American Stratocaster guitar with original pickups 
Fender Banjo 4 string banjo

10’ x 5.5’ Drum Shield.

Assorted X-braced Keyboard stands, 2 piano benches, guitar stands, and 6 music stands can be included on any in-house show at no charge.

2015 ESI Optional Services

* For pricing on the following optional Services, please call us at 716-835-3500. Thanks.

32 Track Digital Recording.  X-32 digital console with laptop recording all individual tracks of your show to Nuendo Live. Also includes a day in the studio to mix and Master the show to CD.

3 Camera HD Video Shoot for Blu-Ray. Includes three 1080p HD Cameras with operators to record your entire event. Package also includes a stereo mix off the house console, and a day in the studio to edit the production and put it on a Blu-Ray master. Can also be uploaded to the internet at your discretion. 

Ultimate HD Video Shoot and Blu-Ray. This package includes the "32 Track Digital Recording" package listed above, and the "3 Camera HD Video Shoot" as listed above, and we throw in a 4th HD Video Camera. Discount given for entire package.

Outside Event System Rentals

Eon Live Event Rental System
16 Channel Pre Sonus Mixer
2 JBL Eon Speakers
2 Speaker Stands
3 QSC Powered Monitors
1- 8x4 channel sub-snake
3- XLR M to ¼” M adapters
20- XLR cables
3- Med Boom stands (2 chrome, 1 black)
4- Tall Boom Stands (black)
6- IEC Power cables
5- AC cables with 3-fer adapters
1- ESI Rental Mic Kit (includes 15 mics, 4 DI boxes, 2- ¼” cables and all clips)

Available extras:
2- Eon Subwoofers with poles, 2 XLR cables & 2 IEC cables. Add $50
Additional QSC Powered Monitor w/ IEC cable and XLR to ¼” adapter

JBL VRX 900 Line Array System (for DJ’s)
4- JBL 932 LAP Line Array Powered Loudspeakers
4- JBL 918 SP Powered Subwoofers
2- Subwoofer Poles
2- Speaker Stands
6- VRX Power cables and 2 Power jumpers
   - All AC cables included.
2- QSC HPR 122i Powered Monitors
1- PreSonus Studio Live Mixer 16.4.2.
  -  Connecting XLR cables included

EON DJ System
Same as VRX 900 System, but with 2 EON Speakers and 2 EON Subs with poles instead of VRX Speakers

JBL VRX 900 Line Array Concert System
The ultimate digital concert system with no FOH obstruction for your audience or corporate event! We keep the console on the side of the stage and our engineer mixes the show with an iPad from anywhere in the venue.

Also, house and monitor EQ’s and band mixes can be stored in the console, so repeat shows from artists require almost no soundcheck, and very little noise. Even first time performances can be set up in record time with as little distraction as possible.

This System includes:
8- JBL 932 LAP Line Array Powered Loudseakers, flown 4 per side on our chain motors (off of your roof or towers. – speakers can be pole mounted if no fly points are available)

4- JBL 918 Powered Subwoofers

5- QSC HPR 122i Powered Monitors

1- Midas powered X32 Digital Mixer with WI-Fi router and iPad FOH Mixing. (no snake run needed or FOH tent to obstruct the audience view!) Includes 5 mixes of monitors for the band. (extra mixes can be added per request)

Tralf Mic Comps included with all mic’s, stands, cables and DI boxes.

60amp single phase distro with 60’ of feeder for power. (or 8 – 20amp circuits of Edison power at stage if we can’t tie in our power)

2 Audio Engineers included to setup and operate system for your event.

Par can lighting is also available either rigged on truss, or mounted on stands.

As always, we can also supply backline for your event.

 * Please call us at 716-835-3500 for current pricing on all Backline and optional Services and Rentals. Thank you.

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