Prompted by February's school shooting, Actions for Change Food and Music Festival aimed to promote peace, activism in the Parkland community.

Parkland, FL (December 14, 2018)—This fall saw Pine Trails Park in Parkland, FL host the first Actions for Change Food and Music Festival Fundraiser. Prompted by the February 14th Stoneman Douglas shooting in the town, the event aimed to show hope through the arts, register people to vote, raise awareness about gun violence, and raise funds for youth organizations. Providing audio for the event was Dynamic Productions USA of Orangeburg, NY.

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Dynamic Productions USA is a full-service events production company that handles sound, staging, lighting, rigging and related services. Brian Rosenblum, president and CEO, noted, “As an outdoor event with an audience of approximately 3,500 people, it was crucial that we provide a setup that not only had the ability to deliver both a high level of speech intelligibility and solid music reproduction, we had to ensure even coverage throughout the area.”

To accomplish that, the company deployed a sound system consisting of DAS Audio Aero 40 active, 3-way line array enclosures, Aero 20A active compact line array enclosures, Action 12A point source loudspeakers, along with UX-218 and UX-221 subwoofers.

The primary setup involved 10 Aero 40 enclosures per the left and right sides—flown on motors from truss. For front fill, they double stacked two Aero 20 cabinets per side angled in towards the center, so they wouldn’t block the sight lines.

The crew also used a combination of Action 12 and Road 15 enclosures for monitor wedges, along with a single LX118 as a drum sub. Low frequency support was achieved with six UX-221cabinets per side—two stacks of three enclosures each—in a cardioid configuration. Further, the Dynamic Productions crew used eight UX-218 sub bass enclosures across the front of the stage in a mono block configuration.

Rosenblum said, “At the end of the day, we were able to contribute to the community in a manner that, we believe, helped make a real difference. We used DAS products to help give back in a way that promoted healing and education. Sometimes a speaker is just a collection of wires and magnets, other times it can be a powerful tool to spread knowledge and understanding.”

Dynamic Productions USA • http://dynamicprodusa.com

DAS Audio • www.dasaudio.com