Miami (September 9, 2005)– Miami police officer and owner of local sound company Drummer Boy Sound, Harold Cummings recently inaugurated a special charity event for the city’s homeless population with the creation of “Sneaker Drive,” which, as might be expected, helped put footwear on the feet of the most needy. The event, held in Henry Reeves Park, featured live music and motivational speakers, along with food and drink for all. To ensure public awareness was raised with a loud and clear message, Cummings used his Dynacord Cobra-2 compact line array system, along with EV ZX5 & ZX4 monitors and RE1 wireless microphone systems.
“As this was a charity event, we relied upon volunteers, donations and discounts to keep overhead spending to a minimum,” Cummings commented. “Using my Dynacord and EV equipment meant we didn’t need to cut corners on sound quality. We had a basic 20 by 24-feet stage without trussing, so I was a little concerned about not being able to fly the main arrays. This wasn’t a problem: the Cobra is designed to be ground stacked or flown, and we got all the low-end and long throw we needed from stacking the boxes. The audience could hear everything clearly 200 feet from the stage.”
Along with national Gospel rap artists Minista and Redeem, the Shoe Drive event featured many Gospel acts from across Florida. Cummings got positive feedback from the talent: “Minista told us that the rig was one of the best he’d ever performed on–he loved the bass response on the Cobra, the warmth of the ZX5 monitors, the ZX4 rear side fills, everything. The RE1 wireless handheld mics with N/D967 heads sounded great in the hands of all the performers too. All in all, this might have been a non-profit charity show, but it sounded like a million bucks.”
Aside from coverage by the local NBC news network and in the Miami Herald newspaper, Harold Cummings’ goodwill was recognized with a Spirit of South Florida award.
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