Warwick, RI (November 17, 2016)—In a lot of high schools, the only mixer they have is the big spring dance, but in Warwick, RI, it’s a different story. ATR Treehouse (Providence, RI) recently installed Nexo Geo M6 speaker systems and Yamaha TF3 digital audio consoles in the 800-seat auditoriums of both Pilgrim H.S. and Veterans Middle School.
“These are a few of the reasons why a growing number of school districts are asking us to help update their auditorium spaces,” said David LaPorte, president, ATR Treehouse. “But beyond the structural inadequacies of the systems, they are also terribly inferior to what students and even parents have come to expect. Nowadays, people everywhere are accustomed to a certain level of quality in the audio they hear, whether it is in the car, in the home, or even at work. The same holds true of video and lighting. The educational environment is no exception. If schools are going to be successful, they have to gain the students’ attention and respect. What space in any school engages students more than its performance venue?”
The rooms are approximately the same size with similar layouts and acoustical characteristics. “The client wanted both venues to be as similar as possible,” LaPorte noted, “so whomever we trained on the system could easily move between the two.” The schools retain an audio tech and technology instructor.
Each auditorium’s system includes six Nexo Geo M6 and one LS18 per side left and right, two Nexo PS8s for lip fill in the front of the stage, one NXAMP4X1, one NXAMP4X4, one Yamaha MTX3 DSP audio processor, and a Yamaha TF3 Digital Audio Console with Tio1608 stage box. “In one of the spaces, we were able to tuck the LS18s up in the ceiling, out of sight and away from anyone who may try to mess with them.”
Nexo and Yamaha