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EV Instrumental In Day Of Music

FOH Staff • News • August 10, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS–Macy's Day of Music relied on Telex Communications' pro audio brands and Minneapolis-based production company Urban Communications recently to facilitate sound at the 24-hour music extravaganza held at Orchestra Hall from noon on Friday, July 14, through noon on Saturday, July 15. More than 300 local and regional musicians participated on five stages, including Low, Excelsior, The Lamont Cranston Blues Band, Charles Lazarus, Billy McLaughlin, The Melismatics, Charanga Tropical, and EV microphone endorser Rockie Lynne. To meet the critical demands of the event, the Minnesota Orchestra production staff and Macy's Day of Music organizers once again turned to the brands Electro-Voice, Dynacord, Midas, and Klark Teknik, as well as local audio professionals Urban Communications.

"Once I get my mic arrays up there and do some alignment, it's really ready to go. Typically 90% of what I do on stage comes down to about 8 microphones; if I can get those mics flat and sounding good, I'm almost home," said Terry Tilley, Minnesota Orchestra audio engineer. "Over the years, I've learned what systems work and what systems don't. The Cobra's coverage is outstanding for an event like this. We are somewhat limited by city noise ordinances, but the SPL, coverage, and intelligibility was perfect."

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