Alan Phillips Sound Service Asheville Audio Engineering Technician WNC SC TN

Sound System

 Based in Asheville North Carolina (Fairview) an entertainment sound system with audio engineer is for hire.  Fees include delivery, load in, setup, sound check, performance, load out.

LS9 at a Contra dance
LS9 at a Contra dance

This mobile sound system is perfect for acoustic music, musical theater, concerts, and small festivals, as well as production audio.  A sound system for smaller spaces generally consists of two compact self powered speakers on tall stands, while the full outdoor system includes sub-woofers as pictured above.  Notice there is no sound console in the audience; not always required, nor desired.  Wireless mixing is preferred when there is a lot of foot traffic, such as conferences, commencements, weddings, and many concerts.  Wireless also has the distinct advantage of mixing audio from anywhere in the venue, including the stage.

The Mackie DL32R is a great choice for this purpose.  With 32 Analog inputs and  14 outputs,  it can provide up to ten combined in ear and stage mixes, with on board equalization, dynamics, output delays, 32 channel multi-track record, and playback.  All controlled with an iPad.

Sound Gear:

EON612 EAW Subwoofer system
JBL EON612, EAW 18″ Subwoofer, LED lights

  • The all digital house sound system consists of two JBL EON612 self powered loud-speakers, and two 18″ EAW sub-woofers powered by two Crown XTi 4000’s. (a Stereo tri-amped system totaling 6800 watts)  In addition to wireless mixing, an audio snake is available (100 foot 24×4)

  • Stage system: The DL32R mixer typically resides on stage at monitor world position with four EV Sx80’s speakers, and two Turbosound TXD-12M floor monitors.  Three Stewart Audio World 1.2 convection cooled digital amplifiers quietly power the stage monitors, and are perfect in remote locations.
  • Lights: Two Chauvet Mini 4 Bar LED light trees with effects and audio triggers.

EON612 on 10 foot stand   

EON612 on 10 foot stand

  • outdoor ceremonies: two full range EON612 speakers are usually adequate for small and medium audiences.  The EON’s are pole mounted up high and tilted down for even coverage.  For larger audiences two EV sx80’s may be added near the back of the venue, to which the audio is delayed.  The Mackie DL32R  and MG102c ten channel conferencing mixers are available with iPod and laptop hookups.



Four Shure SM57 instrument mics, three Shure SM58 vocal mics, three Audio Technica Pro35’s for overhead or instrument, three Sennheiser Evolution e604 drum mics, and one PG52 kick drum microphone.  An Audio Technica 4033 large diaphragm microphone is perfect for Bluegrass and soloists.   For theatrical and choral events, three custom transparent Crown PZM disc microphones can either be on stage or suspended.  Wireless system is five receivers, two Shure PG58 hand-held mikes, and four PG1 wireless body packs with Microphone Madness omni-directional earset microphones.PZM Pressure Zone Microphone

PZM Pressure Zone Microphone used in musical theater and choral events

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