©2012 Ken Carey
park is alive with the sound of music. The sparkling fountains, beautiful sculptures and lush gardens of Center Park located in the heart of downtown Greensboro have been augmented with a major new feature. Those green cylinders that have been seen springing up amongst the foliage in the park are not some exotic new plant, but are instead 22 new carefully placed high fidelity loudspeakers that ring the perimeter of the park making it the largest surround sound system in Greensboro.
CareySound had presented the idea of a background music system some time ago. Last spring several spontaneous gatherings occurred in downtown Greensboro and park operations made the decision to dramatically increase the official event schedule in the park to creatively channel the energy of the increased activity in the downtown area and encourage more family participation in park activities. The idea of adding a distributed background music system in the park was revisited and CareySound was tasked with the job of design and Implementation.
John Carey puts some finishing touches to the installation of the new audio system last week that was began in mid January.
Twenty two buried loudspeakers hide among the plantings in the park.
Tags: Center City Park
©2011 Ken Carey
CareySound has completed the second phase of the audio system upgrades to the SloanTheater at Greensboro Day School in Greensboro with the addition of a digital audio backbone and control system by Roland Professional Systems RSS. The latest upgrade of their aging analogue mixing desk with the newly released M-48 digital system from Roland follows the installation by CareySound a couple of years ago of a Dynacord Cobra Compact Line Array loudspeaker system.
Technical Director Dana Lowell completed training on the new system last week and is excited by its flexibility and ease of use. At a fraction of the cost and complexity, the new system provides them the audio capabilities that until recently were only found at high end Broadway Theaters. This new piece fulfills the mission of the Greensboro Day Schools theater department to provide the most up-to-date cutting edge learning environment for their students in the performing arts.
CareySound has been selling the Roland Digital Systems since they we first introduced. The system installed at Greensboro Day School, the M-480 mixing system, is the latest addition to the Roland V-Mix digital mixing platform. With a newly developed mixing engine, the M-480 provides an enhanced level of powerful and flexible audio processing for the premium choice in a digital audio console. It includes unprecedented routing ability, channel and EQ DSP, and also supports a cascade connection that enables 96 channels of mixing by connecting a second unit - all via one simple Cat5e/6 cable. Supporting live events, mobile production, broadcasting, and sound installation, the V-Mixing System with the M-480 V-Mixer at its heart provides "best in class" innovation for any live mixing venue.
- 48 mixing channels plus 6 stereo returns for a total of 60 channels
- Main (LCR) outputs, 16 AUX buses, 8 matrices
- Configurable to 90 inputs and 90 outputs depending on Digital Snake configuration
- 4-band advanced parametric EQ, and delays on all inputs and outputs
- Compressors and Gates on all mixing channels
- Six built-in stereo (dual-mono) multi-effects and twelve graphic EQs (switchable to 8-band PEQs)
- 214 possible output patch points on each port (A,B, console). Allows direct routing from preamp to output point without having to use mix channel.
- Supports integration with Personal Mixing System and Multi-Channel Live Recording/Playback
- Cascade connection supports large format applications for 96 mixing channels
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Tags: Roland M-480, Greensboro Day School, Dana Lowel
©2011 Ken Carey
Amongst the stifling economic realities that our world is now operating in the health care industry has still managed to see significant growth and nowhere is that more evident than right here in the triad at Solstas Lab Partners. Headquartered here in Greensboro, Solstas, formed with the corporate merger of Carilion and Spectrum in March of 2010, is now the 10 largest clinical, anatomic pathology and esoteric laboratories in the US.
It’s sprawling campus located in the Federal Drive office park out near the airport is seeing rapid expansion and now includes two new conference rooms outfitted with the latest in teleconference systems provided by CareySound. We were tasked with providing a state of the art teleconferencing A/V system utilizing Apple iPads for complete remote control of the system on a budget that was two thirds the cost of competitive bids. Features: RTI Control Systems, Apple iPad, Biamp Nexia conference audio control with telephone hybrid, EV EVID ceiling speakers, Stewart Audio amplification, Galaxy Audio flush mount microphones, Middle Atlantic cabinetry.
Tags: RTI iPannel, Biamp Nexia, EV EVID, Stewart Audio, Galaxy Audio, Apple iPad, Middle Atlantic, Solstas LABS, Teleconferencing, Board Room