STANCO COVERS FAIR ST. LOUIS WITH MARTIN AUDIO
Fair St. Louis, 'America's Biggest Birthday Party,' was celebrated under the city's iconic Arch for the last time before a two-year renovation, with Stanco Productions providing audio, video and lighting for the fourth year in a row.
To ensure superior audio coverage throughout the fairgrounds for this year's featured acts Trace Adkins, Brett Michaels and Counting Crows, Stanco chose a Martin Audio rig consisting of 16 W8LC per side with 12 W8LM and 4 W8LMD downfill cabinets a side for outfill. Crown amplification and AVID Venue Profile consoles were also used for FOH and Monitors.
Stanco's crew for this year's festivities included Sam Wehrmeyer, Technical Director with FOH and Monitor engineers Justin Slazas and Brennan Houser.
Asked about challenges in providing audio for the Fair, Wehrmeyer responded, 'The only real issue was getting enough PA hung from the roof and staying with weight limits. The W8LC is the perfect solution for this. Its light weight and high output allows us to hang more boxes for better coverage than other line array systems.
'Once again the client told us they continue to be impressed with the sound of the rig,' Sam concluded. 'They told us Martin Audio is the best sound they've heard.'