A Dynacord Cobra-2 compact line array system was employed at Rob McKenna’s reelection campaign kickoff.Bellevue, WA (January 8, 2008)–Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced his candidacy for reelection at a recent breakfast gala attended by over 2000 supporters, where he was heard over a a sizable Dynacord Cobra-2 compact line array system.
The event was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Working together with the Blue Danube production company and Hollywood Lights, Mills Music of Seattle provided sound reinforcement for the announcement.
“The ‘Breakfast Campaign Kickoff’ started at 8 AM and we rocked their socks off,” said Ric Webb of Mills Music, who supervised sound. “Rob McKenna came onstage to music from Pirates of the Caribbean, which was a great way to get the guests going, and the exit music was “Up Around the Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. This was our first time flying the Cobra, after a year of stacking the system for a wide range of outdoor and indoor shows, and we found the rigging to be an absolute piece of cake-so quick and easy. Everything clicked into place; we put the frame on top and had them flown in minutes. Simple!”
In addition to the Cobra system, Webb and his crew deployed EV QRx115 loudspeakers as front fills, powered by EV TG-7 amplifiers. A Dynacord CMS mixer was joined at FOH by Klark Teknik Square One EQs and compressor/limiters for the back of house mix. On the input end, EV’s new REV wireless systems were used with an N/D767a handheld and a new EV PolarChoice Boundary Satellite mic, placed on the podium. “That is a very cool new device from EV,” said Webb. “This whole system delivered great performance at every step in the signal chain. The Cobra-2 can easily handle events for thousands of people, though it packs up easily into the back of a small truck.”