Evolution of Modular Sound Reinforcement Systems for Touring Use
April 20, 1998
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The PNW Section met at Seattle's Moore Theater on April 20, 1998 to discuss the history of modular touring sound systems, including a unique demonstration of the current state of the art.
Section Chair David Scheirman began with a drawing for a free EVI polo shirt, won by Nick Dyakanoff. He than passed around the wireless mic for the audience of approximately 50 to each briefly introduce themselves.
Scheirman, of JBL Professional, gave out handouts of reprints of his 1984 article from Recording Engineer/Producer magazine, "Recent Developments in Concert Sound System Design and Operation" as well as text on touring systems from material presented at the 1998 Live Sound Workshop. David then showed slides of various arrays through the years and described them.
Local EVI rep Jim Loppnow introduced EVI VP Charlie Winkler and EVI Engineer Fred Brecht. They showed a video presentation on their EVI X-Array system, and Fred continued with a computer slide presentation on this system.
Finally, Claire Massey of the band, "Claire," sang three songs through this system, backed by a digital multitrack recording of her band.
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