New York (September 22, 2004)–Abe V. Systems recently spent some time in paradise, providing all production for a gig in Bermuda by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Reputedly the biggest concert event ever held there, the show was attended by more than 7,500 people–roughly 10 percent of the country’s population. The company created the show’s production concept; as a result, all sound, lights, staging and video were put together by Abe V. Systems.
FOH engineers Keith Harewood and Humberto Cruz alternated manning a Midas Heritage 3000 console, supplemented by XTA DP226 and Klark Teknik DN3600 outboard gear. Sound was heard by the masses via Abe V. Systems’ sizable McCauley system, consisting of 16MLA-5 tops and 16 CSM-88 subs, all powered by Crest 7001, 8002, 9001 and 10001 amps. The choir’s vocal prowess was captured via 14 Neuman KM184 choir mics and a selection of Sennheiser 164 wireless microphones as well.
Meanwhile, Eliezer Traval handled monitors on a Crest LM52 desk, supplemented by dbx 480 and Klark Teknik DN360 outboard gear. The rig sent sound on stage through eight EAW SM200 and four KF300 monitors, all powered by Crown MacroTech 2400 and 3600 amps; also used were eight Aviom personal monitor units with Sony 7506 headphones.
Also onhand for the event were project manager Abraham Viera, Sr.; head systems tech- George “Manny” Martinez; stage hands Jimmy Ibanez, Glenn Magpili and Jeffrey Boyd; rigger Peter Nyman; stage techs Joseph Franzem, Hector Perez and Joseph Denizac; video Quentin Cannady; and light directors David E. Schmeider and Tara Kusky.
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