Port Perry, ON (May 12, 2017)—Youth outreach campaigns face multiple challenges in their efforts to get through to a hard-to-reach demographic. The touring production, WE Day, aims to inspire young people across North America and the U.K. and in order to properly present the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys, the event uses professional production as well, with a substantial Adamson Systems Engineering loudspeaker system supplied by Cleveland, OH’s Eighth Day Sound.
The system is comprised of Adamson’s E-Series and S-Series boxes. The main left and right hangs typically have 15 E15s and three E12s per side while the side hangs have 12 E15s and three E12s per side. The rear hangs are comprised of 16 S10s per side, and the S10s also provide font fill from the lip of the stage. A total of 16 Adamson E119 subs handle the low end.
In the full arena configuration, the PA is flown relatively high compared to a standard concert set-up. “A lot of PA systems will sound very far away with spoken word when you do that, like the PA is in another room,” FOH engineers David Donin said. “With Adamson, it’s in your face. It’s right there, it’s full, and there are no problems with intelligibility.”
“We needed a PA that would satisfy the rider requirements of top touring acts but that’s also versatile enough to handle everything else we could throw at it,” said Lina Beaudin of Nordest Studio, the consulting producer and creative director for WE Day. “It also has to be loud and clear enough to rise above a crowd of very energetic young people, so considering all of that, I was really confident that the Adamson product was the optimal choice. And working with Eighth Day Sound has been great – they know the products inside and out and carry a high degree of professionalism, so we couldn’t have asked for a better provider.”
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