Oklahoma City, OK (February 24, 2006)–This year, services at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church convention were so large they required all 32,000 square feet of the arena at the Cox Business Services Convention Center to contain those in attendance. Facing the sizable task of managing audio needs for the room was Hooper Sound Production Services of Norman, OK, which supplied QSC Isis loudspeakers for the occasion.
“The night services have a high sense of theatricality and plenty of sonic energy on tap,” said Hooper Sound’s Jerry Hooper. “Technically savvy in their own right, administrators from the church came to us with a clearly-defined set of needs centered around building a sonic landscape that spread uniformly throughout the environment, bringing total clarity to both the spoken word and a dynamic range of music.”
With these goals serving as guideposts, Hooper and his crew implemented a design employing large flown loudspeaker arrays suspended to the left and right of the stage. Bringing ample coverage to the approximately 10,000 seats in the arena bowl used for the services, the blueprint relied upon a half-dozen Isis I-282H loudspeaker systems from QSC to manage frontfill and sound for a VIP seating section onstage.
“Once the main house arrays were hung, we were left with a seating area on the main floor for roughly 700 that needed additional reinforcement, as well as seats onstage occupied by church dignitaries requiring their own dedicated audio,” Hooper explained. “To manage the main floor, we spread four Isis I-282H enclosures across the front of the stage. We mounted another pair on stands on either side of the VIP seats. The coverage pattern of these devices was perfect in both applications, plus the low-profile nature of the cabinets kept them well out of sight lines out front. The enclosures actually stood a lot less taller than our floor monitors.”
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