New Orleans, LA (August 15, 2012)—The tri-annual Evangelical Lutheran Youth of America (ELCA) gathering, held in late July at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, saw Gand Concert Sound (GCS) provide audio to over 35,000 teenagers at the event.
Gand provided a flown system comprising of 60 Nexo Geo T speakers, 18 Geo S12s, eight RS18 Ray Subs and 30 ground-stacked CD18 subs. A total of 15 Nexo 4×4 amps were utilized to power dozens of PS15 and PS10s used for stage monitors and front fills, and PS8s used for under balcony delay speakers, as well as S12s and RS18’s.
“This was the first time the event was mixed totally digital, from front of house to a pair of Yamaha M7CLs used for monitors on the A and B stages,” said Gary Gand, president of Gand Concert Sound. “A Yamaha LS9-16 handled audio for video feeds to the Internet and an LS9-32 was put in place for the audience aux island stage. The use of all digital consoles allowed national acts such as Switchfoot, who flew from Seattle to New Orleans to make the show, call up their previous shows with GCS and get right down to business.”
Additionally, GCS used the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5045 processor on specialty mics for added clarity. “We were able to achieve a great sound in one of the USA’s largest venues,” said front of house engineer Adam Rosenthal.
Besides Switchfoot, Rhema Soul, Lost and Found, and Jimmy Buffet guitarist Peter Mayer performed during the event.
Gand Concert Sound