Shirley Jones performed in Oklahoma with the aid of a Dynacord Cobra PA.Oklahoma City, OK (November 21, 2007)--Cory's Audio Visual Services, Inc., of Oklahoma City recently took on two shows celebrating Oklahoma's Centennial year: the first, a concert by legendary singer Shirley Jones, and the second, the Boy Scouts of America's 2007 Centennial Camporee. The company fielded a substantial Dynacord Cobra system for both events.
Shirley Jones, best known for her role on The Partridge Family, performed with the University of Central Oklahoma Symphonic Orchestra and Ballet Oklahoma at the University of Central Oklahoma's "Broadway Tonight" series Centennial concert event.
"The Rose State Performing Arts Theatre proved to be an excellent venue for this event," says Preston Williams of Cory's. "We used five Cobra-2 top boxes and three Cobra-4 Far boxes per side to throw top to bottom coverage into the tall, balconied room. Four Cobra PWH 18-inch subs provided an ample amount of low-end. Although there were over 70 microphones on stage, this show turned out to be relatively easy; all the performers are consummate professionals, and having the Midas and Klark Teknik equipment added real finesse to the mix with minimal tweaking. We had a lot of fun with the show; having that many instruments on stage without digital consoles is a challenge, but there wasn't really a need for an abundance of outboard gear, as everything worked like it should and sounded superb. Using a 48-channel Verona and 32-channel Venice gave us all the inputs we needed, delivering the warm sound of Midas preamps on every mic. I was really pleased with the spacing of the mix, and we received a ton of compliments after the show-everyone was happy."
Regarding the REV wireless microphone system used by Ms. Jones for the concert; Williams was impressed. "What a fantastic microphone," he adds, "we use the EV N/D767a capsule with the new REV handheld and the way it sounds through the Cobra is phenomenal."
The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Camporee, at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area, Lawton, OK, also used Cory's Cobra system. "This outdoor amphitheater event posed a couple of challenges that the Cobra system quickly addressed," says Williams. "We were unaware, going in, that the distance from FOH position to the stage was about 250 feet. The stage was large too-about 72-feet wide. We originally believed that we would need more PA to provide a more consistent coverage without hurting people in the front sections, but we soon realized that the system we'd brought would be more than ample. I was particularly impressed with the amount of low end the PWH's were throwing out to FOH. There were 5,000 people in that arena, and as it tuned out I had plenty of headroom in the PA."