Stockton, CA (April 5, 2007)–The Assemblies of God Northern California and Nevada Youth Conference drew over 5,000 young followers to the Stockton Arena with a compelling blend of worship, multimedia presentations, musical performances and public speaking. Sacramento Production Services produced the event, bringing in Loud Sound to provide a Martin Audio PA for the conference.
A Martin Audio W8LC-based PA helped rock the house for the recent Assemblies of God Northern California and Nevada Youth Conference.The company’s crew included Keith Wackford, production manager/monitor engineer and Chris O’Brien, systems/FOH engineer. Day one included load-in, soundcheck and the first series events. After some quick calculations using Martin Audio Display software, O’Brien put all of the motor points and both 16 box clusters up in air in under two hours. Wackford reported, “This was the first time that we (Loud Sound) used our expanded inventory of W8LCs for a venue of this size. In the past, we’d used the larger W8L enclosure for venues of this capacity. Going from the W8L to the smaller W8LC box did raise some initial questions as to how much SPL and coverage could be generated with the crew, but after the first soundcheck, the mid-size exceeded our expectations.”
The speaker array included two clusters with 16 W8LCs and 16 WSX subwoofers along with six Martin Audio WT2 biamped for front fills. The house system included a Soundcraft MH4 FOH console; XTA, TC Electronic, Yamaha and Klark-Teknik processing; Drawmer gates; and a Tascam CD player.
The Monitor system included a Soundcraft SC500 console; XTA and TC Electronic processing; 20 Martin LE12 stage monitors; a Martin WT3 for drum fills; WS2 for drum sub; Shure, Sennheiser, AKG and Audix mics; and Countryman and Audio-Technica headsets.