MARTIN HAS IT COVERED AT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
For this year's Student Leadership Conference at the Kelowna Secondary School in Kelowna, British Columbia, local production company Northwest Global Entertainment knew they had, in the words of Production Manager Steve Williams, 'a relatively short throw but a wide area to cover with maximum intelligibility and a warm, full sound.'
This annual conference is for students and advisors from across BC. This year's conference featured an action hero theme that was incorporated in all of the custom stage sets, costumes and presentations. The tagline for the conference was FIND YOUR INNER HERO - BE A SUPER LEADER!! "Heroes are just ordinary people doing extraordinary things."
As Williams reports, 'we had a diverse group of performers, speakers and presentations that required first rate sound under very dynamic and changing conditions. From higher SPL playback with visual artist David Garibaldi (recently on tour with The Blue Man Group) to a full orchestra/band performance with Ryan Donn and several powerful keynote speakers, this system was required to energize the room and the audience.'
The presentation, which also included Mark Scharenbroich, Hannah Taylor, Alaina Podmorrow and Canadian legend Ian Tyson, featured a system consisting of ten Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Arrays, two flown Martin Audio W8LMD downfill cabinets, and four ground-stacked Martin Audio WSX Subs. All of this powered by four MA 2.8S and 2x MA4.2 power amps with Martin DX1 Processors.
The crew consisted of Christoph Mayer (FOH Engineer), Steve Williams (Production Manager and system techs, Perry MacDonald and Jose Antunes. Using Martin Audio's DISPLAY and ViewPoint software to assist in maximizing the performance and coverage for the venue.
Asked about their choice of speakers, Williams commented 'we had no doubt the Martin Audio W8LM Mini-Line array system would be the perfect system for this job and easily lived up the high expectations of the client.
'Our crew received many comments from the clients and the various artists on the amazing sound quality. We were extremely pleased with the performance and the versatility of this powerful little system'
The focus of this conference was about bringing more of ourselves out for the world to enjoy and experience. Deep within each of us, lies our inner hero just waiting to be unleashed. This conference challenged the delegates to find and bring out their inner hero for the betterment of our world. The conference featured an amazing line up of motivational speakers and ended with the dynamic performance of David Garibaldi. Event organizers and delegates were thrilled with the entire event! The organizers received an award from the President of the BCASAA for executing an outstanding conference in the host city of Kelowna