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

Our compact mobile sound system is perfect for acoustic music, musical theater, concerts, dances, parties, music festivals, meetings, and multimedia productions.

Q: Will there be a massive sound console and sound snake in the audience? They might be in the way. A: they’re not needed! With the advent of wireless audio mixing, live sound engineering with only a tablet became a reality. And without the need for a sound board and snake in the middle of the room.

When neither seating nor circumstance can accommodate a sound board in audience, our mixer of choice is the Mackie DL32R. Up to thirty two analog inputs are digitally processed, so full remote control over the mixer functions is available in a small box: parametric equalization, dynamics, effects, and output delays are just some of the features. For instance the entire performance may saved to a hard disk with its native recording system. That includes 32 tracks of recording and 32 tracks playback. (for a virtual sound check if you will) Fourteen outputs provide ten stage and IEM mixes, stereo mains, and stereo subs.

Sound Gear:

  • Two EON612 active (self-powered) loudspeakers and two acoustically modified EON618s active stereo sub-woofers. (4000 watts peak PA power). One 20 amp circuit is normally enough for a reasonable volume. (including basic back-line).
  • On stage is the DL32R rack mount mixer with up to ten monitor mixes:
  • four EON610 active floor monitors, four passive EV Sx80’s, two Turbosound TXD-12M monitors and/or IEM mixes.
  • Three Stewart Audio World 1.2 convection cooled digital amplifiers silently power the passive monitors.
  • Lights: Two Chauvet Mini 4 Bar LED light trees with audio trigger effects and one pair LED foot lights.
The Blue Dragons outdoors
The Blue Dragons band perform in a rustic outdoor setting. For this event the entire sound system including back-line, ran from a single 20 Amp circuit 200 feet through the woods

Microphones:

  • Three Shure SM58 vocal mics, four Shure SM57 instrument mics, two Røde M5 (matched pair) instrument microphones, and two Audio Technica PRO 35 clip on condenser mics.
  • Drums: three Sennheiser e604 drum mics, one PG52 kick drum microphone and two additional Røde M5 overhead mics. 
  • The Audio Technica 4033 large diaphragm microphone is great for Bluegrass and soloists alike. 
  • Wireless microphone systems: two SLX1 body pack transmitters, six Shure Beta-58 hand-held mics, and six Shure SLX4 H5 band receivers.
  • In addition there’s four PG1 wireless body packs and receivers, featuring Microphone Madness omni-directional earset microphones.

Spoken word events and ceremonies Public Address system:

Two full range EON612 speakers are normally adequate for spoken word and acoustic music; say for a wedding. They are usually mounted up high and tilted down toward the audience for even sound distribution. Larger or socially distanced audiences may require wireless speakers at the sides of the venue. I find wireless mixing is best for just about any scenario, however one Yamaha MG102c ten channel conferencing mixer is available, also with iPhone and computer hookups.

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