Savannah, GA (April 12, 2016)—The more than 100 performances comprising the just-completed Savannah Music Festival were all heard via Meyer Sound PAs, as the company’s systems were used at all five venues, including a new Leopard linear sound reinforcement system at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
At the 1,200-seat Lucas Theatre, 16 Leopard line array loudspeakers and four 900-LFC and two 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements supported a lineup that included Dr. John and the Nite Trippers; Ry Cooder, Sharon White, and Ricky Skaggs; Andrew Bird; Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; and the Atlanta Symphony.
At the festival’s largest venue, the 2,560-seat Johnny Mercer Theater, the system was anchored by 16 Mica line array loudspeakers and six 1100-LFC elements. The semi-enclosed, 700-seat Ships of the Sea shed was covered by 10 M’elodie line array loudspeakers, and 16 M’elodie loudspeakers were deployed for the 1,105-seat Trustees Theater. The intimate, 300-seat Charles H. Morris Center had a UPQ-1P loudspeaker system.
Other Meyer Sound equipment in use included UPJ-1P and UPJunior VariO loudspeakers, UPM-1P loudspeakers, 700-HP subwoofers, and Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management systems with Galileo Callisto 616 array and Galileo 616 processors. MJF-212A and UM-1P stage monitors were deployed across the five venues. As in prior years, all systems were provided by Rock N Road Audio of Tucker, GA, with facilitation by Roy Drukenmiller and Robin Gang.
Leopard was specified for the Lucas Theatre by Chris Evans, the festival’s chief sound engineer. “Leopard really shined for the Pink Martini show,” reports Evans. “The band is very dynamic, with pin-drop-quiet classical piano and violin sections followed by upbeat big band parts. I noticed the detail did not change with the loudness level. This is what sets Leoaprd apart—that ability to maintain clarity and musicality from the softest to the most intense parts of a show.
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.