Indianapolis, IN (December 4, 2003)–Popular country music station WFMS recently tapped Dodd Technologies (DTI) to produce its “Fan Jam” concert, at Conner Prairie in Fishers, IN. The day-long event presented a number of top acts, including Darryl Worley, Patty Loveless, Jimmy Wayne, and Rebecca Lynn Howard. DTI had a big hand in the day’s proceedings, providing sound, staging elements, lighting and production management services. The house PA for the event was based around a EAW KF750 rig, powered by Crown MA amplifiers and supplemented with Meyer UPA-1C loudspeakers.
Fielding a crew of 18, the event–which drew nearly 20,000 fans–was set up in just one day, with DTI chief audio engineer Garry Robbins and systems engineer Troy Shearnan keeping an eye on audio requirements. The FOH area was centered around a Midas XL200 console provided for all the engineers, while the monitor mix position featured a trusty Ramsa WRS 840, sending sound to a slew of Electro-Voice 1502FM monitors.
“Providing superior sound services to satisfy all of the engineers on a multi-artist show is challenging,” said DTI president, Mark Dodd. “However, our client, WFMS, allows us the freedom to do what we think is best. Our DTI engineers provide proprietary tuning for the EAW 750 system, and, in the case of Fan Jam, it resulted in what many of the engineers said was ‘the best sounding 750 system I’ve ever worked on.'”
George Briner, co-national promotions & marketing for DreamWorks Records/Nashville said, “We love working with the entire WFMS team as well as its concert production partner, Dodd Technologies, on the many events they produce. DreamWorks’ artists, including Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne, Emerson Drive, and Jessica Andrews, play literally thousands of venues each year, all around the world, and the WFMS shows are always well produced. You can imagine that we run into a number of production situations where staging, lighting and sound can be major issues, but that’s never the case with DTI. These guys are pros at showcasing artists with the best show production available.”