Gavin DeGraw does his thing with D.A.S. at Provident Bank Park in Ramapo, NY.
Ramapo, NY (September 6, 2012)—Provident Bank Park, which opened last year, is home to the Rockland Boulders minor league baseball team, and now a summer concert series, too. The 2012 inaugural shows featured the likes of Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon and Smashmouth, all of who were heard through a D.A.S Aero Series 2 catalog sound system.
Dynamic Productions, a full event production, sound, lighting and staging company headquartered in Orangeburg, NY, was contracted to provide staging, lighting, sound, video, and full production support for this season’s concert series. Working in conjunction with D.A.S. Audio’s Miami, FL-based office, company owner Brian Rosenblum and his team deployed a sound system incorporating numerous Aero 12A powered, compact, 2-way, line array modules; LX-218CA powered subwoofers; Aero 8A powered, ultra-compact, 2-way line array modules; and Road 12A, powered, 2-way stage monitors.
“Being a relatively new stadium that had never hosted any prior concerts, we found ourselves with a clean slate in terms of what equipment would be deployed,” Rosenblum explained. “The stage is located in the outfield about 60 feet behind second base and it faces in toward home plate. The main challenges in this venue were that the audience could potentially be seated up to 350-feet away from the PA (behind and above home plate), and well beyond first and third base. This required a PA system capable of long distance throw and wide 180-plus degree coverage. Because of this unique situation, we consulted with D.A.S. Audio’s Carlos Henao in an effort to ensure we provided a good loudspeaker fit.”
The system Henao modeled for this project included a primary setup that involved a total of 32 Aero 12As, positioned 16 enclosures per side for the house mains. The loudspeakers were augmented by outfills on the extreme left and right—each encompassing six Aero 8As. To ensure coverage across the front area of the stage, Rosenblum’s team placed another four Aero 12As for front fill. Low frequency support found 16 D.A.S. LX-218CA sub bass enclosures placed in a staggered center configuration. Completing the setup, a D.A.S. Audio DSP-4080 digital processor was deployed to handle loudspeaker management tasks.