Nashville (March 21, 2007)–Brantley Sound Associates recently upgraded its entire inventory of Adamson Y10s with New Kevlar Neodymium LF drivers and additionally purchased eight Y10s and eight T21 subs, putting them all to use soon after at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a series of “pops” events titled: ‘The Beat Goes On’ and ‘Music Of the Baby Boomers.’
An Adamson Y10 PA rig was set up in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a series of pops concerts.As might be expected, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed 60’s rock’n’roll pieces by such artists as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Supremes.
Joe Calabrese, BSA’s sound engineer, Marc Estrin, BSA’s sound engineer/system tech and Rusty Cunningham crew chief/system tech, installed 22 Adamson Y10 cabinets, powered by Camco vortex 6 Amps and Dolby Lake Processing, for the concerts. “We’ve had the Dolby Lake/Mesa control system each time we’ve gone in to the Schermerhorn with the Adamson Y10s. With three different FOH locations, John Sanders, Schermerhorn’s FOH engineer, mixes on a Digidesign Venue desk, guest artists on a Midas H3000 and group outs from both desks feed a Midas Venice to mix for the choral loft, founders boxes and the east/west balcony behind the main array. With eight zones of PA, having wireless control and being able recall the previous show setup quickly has made load-ins much faster.”
On February 18, The Philip Glass Ensemble, which includes 4 synth and 3 woodwind players simultaneously on stage with Glass, took over the venue’s Laura Turner Hall to perform an evening titled: “Retrospective (1969-2007).” The setup was a little different this time around. Joe Calabrese explained: “During the other shows, we had a Y10 rig out with the Oak Ridge Boys, but this time, I had the extra boxes available and knowing this show would be synth heavy, I wanted to take a bit of the load off the front fill boxes, so the system ended up consisting of 24 Y10 enclosures flown in two arrays of 12 stage left and right, with additional bass provided by a pair of Adamson T-21 subs.”
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