Rochester, MI (December 3, 2008)--When Trace Adkins played the Meadowbrook Music Theater in Rochester, MI this past summer, he may have been familiar with the songs, the band and the roar of the crowd, but the PA? Now that was something entirely new, as the production used an ISP Technologies HDL 4210 Line Array System for the first time, sight unseen.
Mike St. Peter, vice president of Venue Production for Palace Entertainment, contacted ISP Technologies, interested in auditioning the HDL 4210 Line Array System with XMAX 212 subwoofers. As it happened, he had the Adkins show coming into the venue and knew that the tour's FOH engineer was unhappy about the smaller house system available at the 7,700-seat venue. Killing two birds with one stone, he asked the engineer if he would be interested in using the new ISP rig. Having never used a system that he hadn't heard before, the engineer agreed to trust St. Peter's judgment, and ISP was called in.
The system, on each side, consisted of 14 HDL (High Definition Line) 4210 4-way line array boxes and eight XMAX 212 powered subwoofers. ISP Technologies CEO, Buck Waller, was on-hand to see what they had to say about the rig. "We were excited that Mike St. Peters trusted ISP to bring out a rig that the touring company had not actually performed on before," he recalled. " It speaks pretty highly of the trust that Mike has in our gear to go out on a limb like that. We really appreciated the huge vote of confidence from someone of his caliber in this industry."
For his part, St. Peters noted, "The ISP system sounded great and everyone was very pleased with it. We would definitely have ISP bring a system out to our venue again."
By the end of the Adkins show, the decibel level was hitting 118 dB at mix position with no distortion.