This year's walk was in memory of a friend and colleague of CROP in Greensboro, Bill Glasgow (1926-2008). Bill cleverly enlisted and orchestrated the 5,000 participants to march in solidarity against hunger through downtown Greensboro, raising over $230,000.
Last year, $57,500 (or twenty-five percent) of the money raised went to Greensboro Urban Ministry's Potter's House Community Kitchen which provides a free meal to over 350 people every day. Seventy-five percent went to Church World Service, an international relief agency that provides emergency aid and supports sustainable self-help development.
Over the past 28 years, the Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk has raised a cumulative total of over $4 million with more than $957,000 going to Potter's House.
John Carey - HE
CareySound joined the Carey family (Lynn, John and James) in this years CROP Walk. They have walked in all walks since the inception. CareySound provided the audio for this years event. It is not too late to contribute to CROP. CLICK HERE to contribute online.
Dear SoundMan - Hope things are well. I’m looking for a pair of EV MTL-4A\'s subs. Any suggestions? Thanks - Michael
Dear Michael -
It figures since I finally got rid of all of my remaining manifold inventory. You are the third call in the last two weeks for MT boxes. It's time to move on to the NEW EV manifold sub the Phoenix. More output with half the drivers. It’s 2008 for goodness sake.. MT4’s are so 80’s. Time to move on.
CareySound employed many new technical innovations to address their concerns and to help them to keep the series in budget. Reaching the far upper regions of the audience proved an easy chore for the powerful Dynacord Cobra 4 FAR boxes flown in the stages built in speaker bays. The near field coverage was handled with Cobra 2 TOPs sitting on top of EV Phoenix manifold technology sub cabinets. The system was powered with the new Dynacord Power H and EV Tour Grade amplifiers.
At the heart of the system beat the RSS V-Mix Digital System by Roland. With the new Roland V-Mix comes a whole new definition the term “briefcase engineer”. It’s not simply a digital replacement of a mixing console, but an entire digital audio system that only needs the addition of microphones and ‘front of house’ stacks & racks to complete the picture. It is delivered in two small cases that can be carried by a single soundman and includes; 48 mix channels, 16 aux/monitor busses, 24 channels of insertable comps, 24 channels of insertable gates, four stereo digital effects processors, system graphic eq’s, a digital two track recorder/player, a digital REAC baackbone carried over a single CAT 5e network cable, stage drop boxes AND, with the addition of a small laptop computer run wirelessly over Wi-Fi, a complete 12 mix monitor system driving our new powerful low profile EV Phoenix Manifold monitor wedges.
The stage sits at the bottom of a steep bowl and every piece of the system had to travel to the stage in a 4WD pickup truck. Even adding the time it took to get the system to the stage with the time needed to fly the Cobra boxes, it took only slightly over an hour to have the system up and running.
Appearing at this years festival were:
Bob Margolin and Scott Perry
Adrian Duke and Robin Wynn
West End Mambo and Scott Perry (Front Porch Swing)
The Catalinas and The Key West Band
John Carey - HE, Randy Hart - System TECH, Ken Carey - System TECH
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Dear SoundMan - I am looking for a sound design idea for a concert next Sunday. We are a typical college a cappella group of 12 guys. I\'m really open to hearing what you think we need because we typically perform at concerts and festivals and in our own theatre where we don\'t have to worry about sound design. We have four parts, a basic TTBB group, and typically one soloist, though a few songs involve a soloist and a backup or a trio for certain harmonies such as that in Toto\'s Africa. Obviously, being an a cappella group, we need nothing more than some speakers and mics and maybe a mixer. This performance is an outside performance in a courtyard like setting by the street for a champagne breakfast. We have tech theatre majors in our group that could handle the mixing and set-up in my opinion. It\'s just the equipment that I need to worry about. A couple scenario suggestions and prices would be great based on your expert opinion. Thanks so much! - Harris
What you need is a small basic sound system like our Entertainer System Package with 5 mics from our rental department and the following tech tips.
- Pick 5 matching dynamic microphones with a simple cardioid pickup pattern. They should all be matching to make tuning the system less complex and a cardioid pickup pattern will let three people use one mic between them with an extra one out front for any solos.
- Maintain the 3 to 1 Rule which is - maintain 3 units of seperation between microphones for every 1 unit of distance that mic is away from the sound source. You can find more details on this technique white paper called Choir Miking in our Download Section under Tech Files.
- Place the loudspeakers about 3 to 6 feet to the side and in front of the group. Outdoors this arrangement should give you the most gain.