Get Me To The Church On Time
The CareySound Production department helped yet another bride realize her dream wedding this last weekend in Winston-Salem as we partnered up with local event planner Laura Jennifer Events. The Hearn Ballroom at the Downtown Marriott was transformed into magical space replete with dazzling white roses, purple hughes and a custom monogram of the couples name reigning over the dance floor.
You can find more examples of CareySound Magic by clicking here. Let us help visualize your dreams by calling us for a free consultation now at (336) 292-8282 or by telling your wedding planner you want the CareySound treatment.
CareySound continues it’s longstanding summer tradition with MUSEP (Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park) now in is’t 31st year. A few weeks ago, after a last minute invitation from ArtBeat, MUSEP held its first prequel and if the large crowd that showed up for the impromptu concert was any indication of things to come it’s going to be a great season for MUSEP.
6/6/2010 - Country Park Knights of Soul 5:30pm Allison King Band 6:45pm
6/13/2010 - Blandwood Mansion Piedmont Youth Jazz Orchestra 5:30pm Greensboro Big Band 6:45pm
6/20/2010 - Hester Park Songs of Water 5:30pm Rob Massengale Band 6:45pm
6/27/2010 - National Military Park Arnie Solomon & Transatlantica 5:30pm Warren, Bodle, & Allen 6:45pm
7/4/2010 - Jamieson Stadium, Grimsley HS Greensboro Concert Band 7:30pm Fun 4th Fireworks Pops Concert
7/11/2010 - Founders Lawn at Guilford College EMF Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert 6:30pm
7/18/2010 - Center City Park Philharmonia of Greensboro 6:00pm (This Concert Sponsored by The Friends of Center City Park)
7/25/2010 - Dana Lawn at Guilford College EMG fringe Presents 6:00pm
8/1/2010 - Latham Park Greensboro Concert Band 6:00pm
8/8/2010 - Greensboro College Soul Central with Jay Bird 5:30pm West End Mambo 6:45pm
8/15/2010 - Hagan-Stone Park Melva Houston 5:30pm Lisa Dames 6:45pm
8/22/2010 - Bur-Mil Park Rought Cut 5:30pm Bruce Piephoff 6:45pm
8/29/2010 - Lindley Park Wally West Little Big Band 5:30pm Martha & the Moodswingers 6:45pm
You can keep up with the all of the summer fun at the official MUSEP website www.musep.info.
Last month over a 1,000 people gathered in the park, spread blankets on the lawn, listened to the music, enjoyed the kid's activities, shopped the Handmade market, and enjoyed the ambiance of our downtown. Don't miss out on the fun!!! Don't miss this FREE outdoor show at Center City Park featuring Filthybird, Come Hell or High Water, and Citified. Hot summer nights lounging on the lawn near someone you love, listening to some great music.... does it get better than that?? Oh Wait, it does!! Stroll around the park and check out the Mischief Makers Handmade Market- select, local, indie designers and handmade crafters and vintage collectors displaying their finest wares for you. Also, for the littlens, there are crafty kids activities as well as jubilation on the lawn for the young and young at heart. Don't miss this slice of Greensboro goodness!
See you there!
- May 7: 6pm
- Crystal Bright and the Silver
Hands; 7:20pm -
guitarist Daryl Hance of J.J. Grey & MOFRO
- June 4: 6pm - The Brand New Life; 7:20pm - The Urban Sophisticates
- July 2: We're taking a break - you should go enjoy the Fun 4th Block Party!
- August 6: 6pm - Come Hell or High Water; 7pm - Citified; 8pm - Filthybird
- September 3: 6pm - Decoration Ghost; 7pm - Part Bear; 8pm - The Bronzed Chorus
- October 1: 6pm - Matty Sheets and the Blockheads; 7pm - Emily Stewart and the Baby Teeth; 8pm - Israel Darling
In 1866, one year after the Civil War, a band of worshipers organized a religious group under a brush arbor, near East Market Street of Greensboro, NC. This group was the humble beginning of what was destined to be known as The Providence Baptist Church. In 1871 a one-room frame building was constructed. In addition to being a place of worship, it served as a community school. Four years later, the congregation of Providence Baptist Church erected on the same site, the first brick and mortar church for African Americans in the state.
City redevelopment efforts during the early 1960s resulted in the demolition of the one-room church. For a short period, members met on Sundays in the Richard Berry Harrison Auditorium on the campus of NC A&T State University (then A&T College). In December of 1967, Providence moved into its current edifice on Tuscaloosa Street. The church was expanded in 1986 and then again in the 90’s.
In November 2007, the Howard Allen Chubbs Family Enrichment Center, a 32,000 sq. ft. facility, was dedicated.
CareySound is honored to serve Providence and wishes them another 144.
All of us at CareySound hope you have a great day.
National Treasure? Tomb Raider? DaVinchi Code?Nope, this exotic local is the Masonic Temple right here in the center of downtown Greensboro. This past weekend it was the location for the Community Theater of Greensboro presentation of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and directed by Adam Sullivan.
Truss Sculpture by CareySound.
The Community Theater’s next performance is Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and will once again be held at the Greensboro Masonic Temple on January 1st through February 8th. Click here for details.
This is what the Phoenix system from Electro-Voice was born to do. It was created specifically as a high SPL loudspeaker system with tons of sonic headroom for regional sound companies where an X-Array rig is too much and a Qrx rig is not enough. Owner Poa Ly of Upward Sound in Connelly Springs, NC just picked up his new 3 over 2 Phoenix sound system from CareySound. We are pleased to have Poa join us in providing quality audio from BOSCH. In addtion to his new Phoenix boxes he also has a MIDAS Venice, EV monitors, Klark Teknik SquareONE Graphics and Dynamics. Click here for more details on the Phoenix system.
Make sure to call him when you need audio in Western NC. He can be reached at (828) 448-0534.
Poa Ly loads up his new Phoenix rig from CareySound.
And all the Kings Horses and all of the Kings men couldn’t put the Commplex back together again.
Don’t forget to come visit us at our new location at 310-E Pomona Dr. in Greensboro
It sure feels great to come to work in our new home. We still have a few finishing touches to complete but I thought it would be a good time to show a few pictures to show our progress.
April first and its time to celebrate. Not only is CareySound officially 30 years old this next week but both Tommy and Ken have wedding anniversaries to celebrated. So Ken and his beautiful wife are headed to Disney Word and Tommy and his beautiful wife are headed to Los Vegas this next week. Although the sales department will be shut down next week John, David, and Mike will be holding down the fort at CareySound.
With over 3,000 in
attendance, it was standing room only at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC tonight for a city
wide celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The
service held tonight was the culmination of a full
day of community activities celebrating Dr. Kings
The power-packed event featured special guest artists Phillip Bryant, Lil' Mo and multiple 2008 Stellar Award winner, Dewayne Woods backed by a one hundred member community mass choir. Dr. John Guns of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida was the featured guest speaker.
The event also marked the debut of Mt. Zion's new sound system to the community at large. The sound system was designed and installed by local systems integrator CareySound. Company owner, Ken Carey, along with Tommy Martin, VP of Sales and John Carey, HE, were on hand to handle the engineering duties for the evening.
System designer, Ken Carey of CareySound and Stuart Schatz of BOSCH Communications faced several challenges in designing the new system. "The 10 year old sound system we just replaced had never really addressed some very serious issues in the room" Carey said. "This sanctuary is not only very wide but is was built completely backward to the way auditoriums are built with the tall part of the room in the front and the short part of the room in the rear end with a balcony. This arrangement effectively funnels all of the sound down into the back rows and presented many more reflective surfaces in the process. This was in addition to a very loud HVAC system" Carey explained.
The original system consisted of a very large, tightly packed, Left-Center-Right trapezoidal speaker system with overlapping conical horn coverage. Additionally, multiple smaller cabinets had been added to the space to try to compensate for the very patchy sound distribution in the auditorium. "With the seat-to-seat variations in coverage and the loud HVAC system they were driving the system hard to try to cover the imperfections in sound distribution in the auditorium and the high sound levels very quickly swamped the room adding to the already complicated acoustics of the space," continued Carey.
The solution to this unique combination of issues was the installation of a precisely focusable Electro-Voice Xlci loudspeaker line-array. Dual 13-element Line Arrays, each consisting of eight Xlci127DVX boxes hung under four Xlci215 subs, flank the stage powered by eight Electro-Voice P3000RL remote supervised Precision Series Amplifiers. "Utilizing the great sounding, high performance, Xlci loudspeaker system with the aid of EV's powerful LAPS computer aided aiming software, we were able to design a verifiably accurate system with complete confidence. All of the issues created by the original 32 box, 29 amplifier system along with the oddly shaped room and loud HVAC system were overcome with the new system. Everybody in the sold out auditorium tonight had the best seat in the house." Carey concluded.
In addition to the new EV house system at Mt. Zion are new monitor speakers utilizing the new Dynacord VariLine loudspeakers. The new wireless microphone system is the EV REV UHF System with RE-410 mic capsules.
Celebrating it's 30th year in business, CareySound takes great pride in offering it's clients the highest degree of expertise and customer service in both sales and specialty audio production services. For more details please contact us by phone at (336) 379-1943 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be adding content to CareySound.com during the next week however. We have a lot of great announcements to make and a special offer for our loyal web family so be sure to slide on over to CareySound.com after all the presents have been opened Christmas morning.
Friday, November 30, 2007, McCrary Theatre, 7:30PM
Department of Music presents élan
Elon University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform music from the Manhattan Transfer album entitled Brasil. Accompanied by rhythm section and percussion, the concert will feature student soloists and is open to the public without charge. Just tell them that SoundMan sent you and don't forget to say hi to Rick Earl (he runs the joint) while your there. Oh and don't forget to admire the truss sculpture provided by CareySound.
The guests arrive.
The reception and after party.
Truss sculptures provided by CareySound.
Even though I hear that the fishing is great in Minnesota there will be none of that for Tommy who is attending the BOSCH Communications Systems Academy for the week getting his IrisNet/NetMax certification. BOSCH provides these intensive training sessions throughout the year at it's corporate headquarters in Burnsville, MN. CareySound continually trains so you don't have too.
From the introduction of the first IRIS (Intelligent Remote Integrated Supervision) software platform for amplifiers in 2002, EV has been developing a robust audio control protocol and new innovative audio hardware. The first was the RL line of remote controlled amplifier products. These amplifiers offered an amazing level of user control and monitoring, which brought reliability and ease of use to a wide range of users. Now EV is introducing the NetMax™ N8000, a comprehensive digital audio system controller — the next link in the IRIS-Net audio processing chain. IRIS-Net is EV’s answer to the ever-increasing complexity of audio system designs. It is a comprehensive software platform, which encompasses a huge array of control options. All aspects of the audio chain are under its supervision and control. The key areas of signal processing, supervision and signal routing are all manipulated under its shell.
The new NetMax N8000 is the central player in the IRIS-Net solution. It offers an extremely flexible hardware platform that allows for field level customization of the unit to nearly any application. This customization goes far beyond what is available today from other platforms. Everything from the matrix size and configuration to the processing power can be customized in the field, making it easy to design the best solution value for the customer.
Distributed vs. Central processing – The N8000 and IRIS-Net gives you both!
Now you don’t have to make the choice as to where your processing power resides. IRIS-Net gives you the ability to choose BOTH! IRIS-Net enables you to process all or part of the audio signal in a central component like the NetMax N8000 or to conduct the processing and supervision remotely at the amplifier. This gives the system designer incredible flexibility in designing the system. You can now design the system for the ultimate in reliability or design for efficiency and value. The IRIS-Net solution gives you all the hardware and software pieces to accomplish both objectives.
Open Architecture – Extensively Tested
The IRIS-Net software platform has been extensively tested in a variety of venues. Even prior to its introduction the system hardware and software underwent extensive testing and scrutiny. The software interface and hardware component design were made with the user and designer in mind. The open architecture of the hardware and IRIS-Net user protocol allow for the seamless functioning of external devices within IRIS-Net and its hardware components.
It's that time of year again. The annual Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) summer concert series began this last Sunday in Center City Park. O.K. so that's not entirely true. As seems to be a growing trend, every time Allison King is scheduled to perform in the new park it rains and this past Sunday was no exception. But have faith, MUSEP will return again next Sunday continuing to wind it's way around Greensboro parks throughout the rest of the summer bringing beautiful music to the faithful. As always CareySound will be there to make sure you can hear every note.
A complete schedule of concerts and directions to all of the parks can be found at the official MUSEP.INFO website that is maintained and sponsored by Twistedsun.net and CareySound.com by CLICKING HERE.
In the North Carolina mountains, against the backdrop of lush gardens, marble statues and the palatial estate that is The Biltmore, the soulful music of country superstar John Anderson filled the unseasonably cool night air. The private event was held on the terrace next to the mansion. Once again the Dynacord Cobra System proved to be the perfect audio solution for what can be a tricky acoustical environment. The 60' by 120' tent used for the event posed no contest for CareySound Productions Cobra System.
Tommy Martin (HE), Randy Hart (ME), Ken Carey (LD)
CareySound has set the stage once again for Thirsty Thursday at First Horizon Park in downtown Greensboro. Thirsty Thursday is an ongoing promotion of the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball team. We'll meet you in the stands.
The opening event for Signal Southeast Electronic Music Festival started with a bang tonight in Chapel Hill in the Great Hall on the campus of UNC-ChapelHill. The legendary Derrick May was tonight's featured performer. Derrick, one of the Belleville Three from Detroit, is credited with developing the futuristic variation on house music called "techno".
You will find CareySound with an exclusive assortment of Dynacord and Electro-Voice gear throughout all of the festival venues as it continues through the weekend. A complete schedule can be found by clicking here.
It was a beautiful day Tuesday for UNCG's rescheduled Earth Day Celebration an once again CareySound was there to provide the sound. The amazing Dynacord D-LITE 2000 System was the centerpiece of the system we provided along with other Dynacord and Electro-Voice gear. The D-LITE system is very sophisticated compact high performance satellite system. It is on loan to us for use on one of the venues at SignalFest in Chapel Hill this weekend and John couldn't wait to take it out for a spin.
In a first for the air show, a concert, featuring pilot, longtime air enthusiast and national country star Arron Tippin was held at the heart of the flight line and outdoor display aircraft area. CareySound of Greensboro provided the staging, lights, and audio for the concert.
Greensboro experienced no exception to the bad weather that plagued the east coat this weekend. We set up for the Allison King Band concert between rain outbursts and packed up several hours later in the rain with threats of tornado's without even one note being played. This concert, part of the Center Center Live events scheduled for Center City Park this week, was originally scheduled as the last concert of the 2006 MUSEP Concert Series but was postponed because of construction delays. It was shame that nobody got the hear Allison and her band yet again in the new park. Maybe next time. They would have sounded fantastic through our Cobra system.
Center City Live Series began on Saturday. The day of activities started with Grimsley High School's Blue Steel drumline, continued with the Pink Flamingos (shown above), and finished with the Nutbush Ramblers. The weather was great and the meager crowd (however small) was enthusiastic. As part of CareySound's partnering with Grassroots Productions (the event coordinators for the park) we were there providing sound for the event. A significant part of the proceeds that CareySound collects providing production at the park is returned directly to the park to help with it's operation and upkeep.
This is just the first in a week long series of events being sponsored by the park so be sure to show your support by making time to attend the remaining activities. You can find a complete schedule of events by clicking here.
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro held a special Lenten series of music and a message every day at noon downtown in Center City Park this week. CareySound was there providing audio support.
The event is held annually to award scholarships to excellent Hispanic students to help them continue on to higher education.
And ok, it was cold inside too, but the music was hot.
I told you McCouls was going to have the hottest St. Patrick's Day party. John and I had a great time (as did several thousand party goers). Sorry to here that the News and Record didn't get free ticket's to the party. I guess that means this is a CareySound.com News EXCLUSIVE.
Here are a couple of suggestions for a place to go on St. Patrick's Day.
This may look like nothing more than a parking lot right now, but on Saturday, this spot, at the corner of Elm St. and McGee in downtown Greensboro, McCoul's Public House will one again hold their annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. CareySound will also be their again to help with the audio chores. Don't forget to stop by the sound board and say hi to John and I.
The street party begins at 11 am and goes to midnight. This years lineup of bands includes:
Matt Hill Blues Band
Irish Dancers with CD music on stage
The Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Bagpipes on stage
Evan Olson & Walrus
CareySound was busy tonight setting up staging at the Grimsley HS auditorium for The Church Has Left The Building Renewal Weekend 2007. This event is being presented by Westminster Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM their Worship Band Concert and Fellowship is being offered free to the public at the auditorium and they will hold worship there on Sunday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
CareySound was there for the groundbreaking August 2003.
CareySound was there for the first big concert (MUSEP) June 2004.
CareySound was there for the official park opening December 2006
And CareySound is here now.
CareySound is honored
to announce that it has entered into an agreement
with the park to become its production provider.
Being a longtime patron of live music in
Greensboro, CareySound has been a major sponsor of
many downtown traditions throughout the years
including Plazzaz, City Stage, Friday at Five, Fun
Fourth Festival, Music for a Sunday Evening in the
Park, Eastern Music Festival, WUAG Presents Concert
Series and Festival of Lights.
This newest chapter of involvement with our beautiful new downtown Center City Park, continues that tradition of giving back to our community by returning 20% of the rental fees to the park for it's ongoing service to the Greensboro community.
Come meet us Downtown. Were there.
Final preparations for
the 4th annual Style in Stereo rock'n
fashion show presented by WUAG 103.1 FM are in progress
NOW for the show tonight at the Flying Anvil in downtown
Greensboro. It starts promptly at 7 PM and the
price of admission is $7 at the door. There are
still tickets available but this show has always
sold out so come early. It's part Rock concert -
part fashion show.
This is CareySound's 4th year as a sponsor of the WUAG Presents Concert Series. We finally have an excuse to take a Dynacord Cobra into the Flying Anvil. They are in the middle of sound check right now and for all of you that thought that the Anvil was a terrible place the HEAR a show you need to make sure you come tonight to hear the difference a Cobra makes. The score: Cobra - 100 Yorkville - 0 Sorry Yorkville - you were the weak link.
The 4th Annual "Style in Stereo"
Saturday, December 9th
@ The Flying Anvil
Doors Open @ 7pm
Tickets are $7
Tickets can be purchased at The Flying Anvil
This event gets bigger
and bigger every year. This year's
extravaganza will feature over 20 models wearing
student made conceptual designs and walking to the
sounds of three very diverse but gifted musical
acts. Performing will be Health (Good time
folk rock from Greensboro), The Royal Sun (tight
knit jazzy indie pop with electronic elements), and
Nicolay (Hip Hop producer extrodinaire from the
Netherlands. He is the man behind the
critically aclaimed overseas collaboration The
Foreign Exchange). Nicolay will also be
performing at the After Party which will also occur
at The Flying Anvil. For more information
about this WUAG fundraising event please call
CareySound is proud
to be a sponsor of the WUAG Presents concert
Cobra, Carolina, Christmas, CareySound
Festival of Lights 2005 - 32° F
Festival of Lights 2006 - 72° F
Last year the
temperature was 32° for the Greensboro Downtown
Festival of Lights and it was celebrated outside in
Hamburger Square. This year it was 72° and it was
held inside the Carolina Theater.
Outside - Inside - Cold - Hot - Snow - Rain. Whatever the circumstances CareySound is there to help celebrate the season.
Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It RainNothing was going to stop the rescheduled ribbon cutting ceremonies of the new City Center Park in Greensboro on Friday. Not years of planning, construction delays or unseasonable December rain storms. As if on cue, the rain stopped and the clouds parted as several hundred Greensboro citizens participated in the ribbon cutting ceremonies.
CareySound was there for the groundbreaking two years ago and was there again for the opening ceremonies. The CareySound Cobra System provided the audio system on stage while 14 delayed EV Sx300's ringed the park.
You will just have to take our word on how gorgeous the park is because the SoundMan was the first victim of the new park when his camera was stolen and all of his pictures of the event disappeared along with the camera.
A little friendly advice from the SoundMan. Don't let his experience there discourage you from enjoying the park, just don't take valuables with you as you watch the new fountain. If the thief is reading this, please at least have the dignity to at least give us a copy of the pictures on the camera.
Christian comedian Chonda Pierce preformed to an enthusiastic sellout crowd last Thursday night in Fletcher, NC at the Lelia Patterson Center in a benefit concert for Park Ridge Hospital. The CareySound Cobra System was on hand to make sure that every joke and song was heard by the 1,400 people in the audience. John Carey was the SoundMan for the event.
WUAG & CareySound Presents:
Saturday, November 18th
The Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center @ Greensboro College
Doors Open @ 7pm
Show will begin @ 8pm
Tickets are $12
Joanna Newsom should need no intrduction. She took the world by storm in 2004 for her award winning album "The Milk-Eyed Mender". Her childlike voice and angelic harp playing is unlike anything out there today. Her new album "Ys" will be released on November 14th and will feature a full orchestrated band. This performance will feature a 7 person orchestra and should be an intimate night of gorgeous music. The opening act will be classical guitarist Sir Richard Bishop!
Also Performing Tonight will be the CareySound Cobra System with John at the helm. Make sure you stop and say hi (and don't forget to tip the soundman).
Today was master class day at CareySound. We covered the difference in various audio measurement tools, their usefulness, their limitations, their application to live audio and Smaart Live software basics. We are planning a series of audio classes in the following months and we would love to get an idea of how much interest there would be for such a series and what topics and at what experience level they should be. PLEASE contact us and let us know if you are interested.
I know its been 30 years with the city but it's over now Lynn and the retirement party is in a couple of weeks. Lynn Donovan has served Greensboro's citizens with distinction as the Music Center Director and now is the time to personally thank her for all of her dedication and hard work.
The Music Center Presents
Lynn Donovan in retirement
An evening of celebration honoring 16 years as Music Center Director
& 30 years with The City of Greensboro
Lynn will retire from
the City of Greensboro in November 2006
We hope that you can join us to celebrate Lynn.
You may also send your written thoughts which will be placed in a memory book for her.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Greensboro Cultural Center 2nd level atrium
200 N. Davie Street
7-8 PM light hors d’oeuvres 2nd level atrium
8-9 Program Music Hall level 1
9-11 PARTY 2nd level atrium
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 12 & under
$50 max per family
(for food & gift, donations over ticket prices will go toward Lynn’s gift)
Please help spread the word! Everyone is invited.
Questions: Call Susan Gallimore 373-2547 or e-mail at
Nope. Load-out at Homestead.
What, lamb chops and trout weren't on the menu at load-out on your gig? Our clients this week at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA know who the real stars of every successful event really are. Our thanks to Eric from Communicate for their wonderful hospitality.
We have added a new album to our Production Section - CareySound In Action Part 3. You can find it in the menu to the right.
CareySound continues to provide audio educational opportunities to the community.
SoundMan made himself at home in style this year in his official SoundMan traveling abode.
The weather provided some added excitement this year when a thunder storm accompanied high tide and flooded a large portion of the event site on Sunday morning. The water was so high at the docks that they almost had to cancel the Blessing Of The Fleet ceremony. Even SoundMan's Cruiser was not spared from the flood. Next year he said he was bringing a boat.
The only regret he had was that he slept trough it and didn't get any pictures of his home surrounded by water.
The 15th Annual FIESTA Street Festival brought us back to familiar territory this last weekend. CareySound, in partnership with Sterling Audio Visual, provided a Dynacord Cobra system for the main stage on 4th Street.
Not content with just being another pretty face, Sterling AV co-owner, Robert Smith shows us his MIDAS mixing chops.
Even though we couldn't pronounce the names of all these acoustic instruments, if it made a sound we put a mic on it and made it beautifully louder.
The Rock Stage -
Dynacord Xa System - MIDAS Venice - KT processing - Dynacord power
John Carey - HE
The Jazz Stage -
EV Qrx System - MIDAS Verona - KT processing - EV power
Steve Arnold - HE
Beach Stage -
Dynacord Xa System - MIDAS Verona - KT processing - Dynacord power
Ken Carey - HE
Country Stage -
Dynacord Xa System - MIDAS Venice - Dynacord power
Dave Coble - HE
Tomorrow night in Winston-Salem is the place to be and Dynacord will be the order of the day. It's the annual Rock the Block festival and CareySound in conjunction with our partner Sterling A/V are providing the production for the four main stages once again this year. This will be the perfect opportunity to see and hear the Dynacord Cobra and Xa systems along with MIDAS consoles and KT processing. the details are as follows -
Friday, September 15, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. - midnight, downtown Winston-Salem
Rock and Roll Stage: Featuring the Dynacord Xa System - Corner of Liberty & 3rd St - Michael Slawter & The Saving Graces, Autopassion, The Finks, Easybake
Country/Bluegrass Stage: Featuring the Dynacord Xa System - Sawtooth Center Amphitheater - Timber Ridge, Bo Stevens, Avett Brothers
Beach Music Stage: Featuring the Dynacord Cobra System - Corner of Cherry & 3rd St -Doubletake, Jim Quick & The Coastline Band
Jazz/R&B Stage: Featuring the Electro-Voice Qrx System - Corner of Poplar & 4th St -Chris Paul; Brenda Morie & the Fourth Street Band, featuring Calvin Napper; Martha Bassett's Camel City Swingers
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The scene - The Third Ward in Brooklyn.
The event - The Brunswick Art Project BAPLab 2006 with an attendance of over 3,000.
In the underground world of electronic music this was the place to be and be seen. Calmer, Helios, MachineDrum, Lusine, Ryan Elliott, A Drop in Silence - they were all there. The roster of artists included over 40 musicians on three stages.
The gear under fire for the event was all Dynacord and Electro-Voice. Sharing the limelight were the Dynacord Cobra, Xa and the venerable EV Manifold systems. They were provided by the tag team of CareySound of NC and Barry Scott's New York Sound & Visual.
times 7 hours
The challenge - to accurately reproduce punishing wave forms that are guaranteed to void even the most generous of warrantees , driven to punishing sound pressure levels for over seven solid hours in extreme heat & humidity and survive.
The results - the crowd sweated and danced, the windows shook, the building threw a mountain of debris over everything, the amps stayed in the red more often than not, the AC power throbbed and moaned
It could not have been a more punishing test under more severe conditions even if it had been at a summer outdoor rock concert at high noon in a dusty field in the heart of the south. The participants all went home happy and all of the gear performed flawlessly the entire night with NO DAMAGE.
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EMF Update2005 IBMA Entertainer of the Year
2005 SPBGMA Entertaining Group of the Year & Banjo player of the Year
2006 Universal Music Productions Top 16 Breaking Bands
2006 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Bluegrass Album
Yep - That Cherryholmes
This incredible family (dad, mom, and four children ages 13-21) travel throughout the country, approximately 300 days a year, singing, dancing, and playing music, was the featured entertainment last Sunday at the beautiful Sloan Theater on the campus of Greensboro Day School as part of the Eastern Music Festival's Fringe Series. In case you missed them here is a sample. (ClickHere)
Cherryholmes - Dynacord Cobra - MIDAS Verona - CareySound
It just doesn't get any better than this.
Congratulations Brandon On Your Nuptials. Brandon Potter is the head audio production guru over at First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem.
United States Air Force Band String Quartet
The Band is all rehearsed and in place...
The Dynacord Cobra System is ready, thousands of spectators are filling the stands and the fireworks company is standing by...
Ok, now just wait for it...
wait for it...
NOW - Run for your cars.
There is nothing more predictable than a lightning storm for the fireworks concert on the
Fourth of July.
Four years and counting.
Four Shows - Two Days - One Dynacord Cobra
The Dynacord Cobra System, the most versatile compact line array in professional audio, was the perfect solution for the busy 4th of July concert schedule. Tim Stambaugh - Sally Spring - Swamp Boat - Beconwood at Blandwood Mansion Back Pourch, Greensboro Concert Band at Linsey Park, Aimee Mann at Danna Auditorium, Greensboro Concert Band - Triangle Youth Brass at Grimsley Football Stadium. From a few hundred to a few thousand, the Cobra sets up fast and performs flawlessly.
Blandwood Mansion Heritage Day
Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park
Eastern Music Festival Fringe Series
Fun 4th Festival - Greensboro
Available today at CareySoud. Call now.
Randy Hart mentors a future SoundMan.
Lee Black demonstrates proper mic technic to Desmond Sharpe.
Old school (EV Manifold) and new school (EV XLine) working together at the sold out SuperJam IX Concert.
We will all be there to try it again next Sunday, this time at Latham Park. The group Tuba's In the Summer starts the concert at 6 PM and is followed by The Greensboro Concert Band at 7:15. Once again by clicking here you can find the complete schedule at the official MUSEP web site.
The return of Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP) heralds the official start of summer in Greensboro once again. Even the rain last Sunday evening could not dampen the enthusiasm for the new season of free weekly concerts hosted in various parks thorough the city by the Music Center, City Arts of the Greensboro City Parks and Recreation Department.
A couple of years ago the city cut funding for the sumer series and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro took over the financial responsibilities allowing the over 20 year old program to continue. Considering the series to be a valuable community resource the Foundation combined it with another annual city concert series, The Barber Park Series, and expanded the experience by providing additional resources to allow adding a second performing group to most of the concert dates. This years MUSEP series now covers 17 Sundays with 25 different musical groups.
CareySound has been providing audio production for the event for most of its history and proudly continues that tradition again this year. The series presents a demanding audio challenge. Audience sizes vary between 2 to 8 thousand and ages range from toddles to retirees. The musical groups cover every thing from large 60 piece concert bands and symphony orchestras to jazz trios and folk. All of this diversity requires a great deal of flexability in an audio system. Three years ago we discovered the perfect audio solution in the Dynacord Cobra portable line array system. Stop by any Sunday and we will gladly give you a tour of the system and more insight into the production.
The next MUSEP concert is this Sunday, June 4th, at Foust Park behind Aycock Auditorium on the campus of UNC-Greensboro and begins promptly at 6:00 PM with the jazz stylings of the Dave Fox Group and is followed at 7:15 PM by the group FourForOne. Bring your friends, neighbors and family along with a blanket & picnic dinner and join us. It's the perfect way to spend an evening in the park and it's free. By clicking here you can find the complete schedule at the official MUSEP web site.
SoundMan John says, "Rain? I ain't afeared of no stink'in rain. On with the show."
I took these pictures on the last day of the MIDAS XL8 USA rollout in Albuquerque a few weeks ago and I promised not to post them right away because there was a second groud of invited guests that they wanted to surprise and then I forgot I had them until today.
In Greensboro the Regency Room was the host to the Afro-Cuban sounds of BioRitmo as part of the Piedmont Jazz and Blues Festival series coordinated by the Eastern Music Festival. The rental departments EV Qrx system with a MIDAS Venice provided the audio for the event with none other than Ken Carey at the controls.
And keeping it all in the family across the other side of the state John Carey took the night off from his new job at the Flying Anvil to engineer for The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra.
Founded in early 1993, by James Ketch and Gregg Gelb, The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra has already established a name for itself as one of the great jazz repertory orchestras now playing. The audio magic for that event was CareySound's Dynacord Cobra system.
Spring once again welcomes the Piedmont Jazz & Blues Festival to downtown Greensboro. This years festivities began last Saturday with Professor Jazz performing at the Renaissance Jazz Café and continued tonight with Gypsy Jazz II at Solaris Tapas and The PJBF Benefit at Greensboro's newest downtown night spot the Flying Anvil.
Small town charm, big city music. Greensboro's celebration of jazz & blues.
The annual event is a collection of independently produced concerts coordinated by the Eastern Music Festival. You can find the festival schedule of events by clicking here.
Pete, Brian and Andrew, partners in the Flying Anvil, are great guys with a great vision and deserve your support.
The event was held in five different venues throughout the Chapel Hill community. John Carey (he comes by his 'pedal to the metal' mixing technique honestly) engineered the performances at the Nightlight venue with a modified version of our Club 300 rental system. The system featured the EV Zx5 fullrange loudspeakers with EV Qrx 118 subs on mains and EV Zx1's for monitors all powered with EV CP3000S amplifiers. As for the performance of the system for the two day torture-fest, let's just say, well be back again next year - by popular demand!
Later in the evening the whole band preformed to a large crowd at War Memorial Auditorium in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex for a concert sponsored by the Campus Activity Board of UNC-Greensboro. They were joined by a great opening act by the name of MuteMath.
First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem, NC is inviting the community to their Easter production, Behold Him. The dates for this years production are April 12th thru the 16th and the tickets are free. You can call them at (336) 759-7517 for ticket information and times.
CareySound is going to be providing the audio for the event. The system will feature the Electro-Voice Xlc Compact Line Array and EV P-Series amplifiers. The XLC127+ is a 3-way design that utilizes a 12" vented LF, 2 x 6.5" MF transducers on a 120-degree horizontal waveguide, and 2 x HF transducers that combine through a new vertical plan wave generator to a 120-degree waveguide.
We are offering an opportunity to get to experience the system up close and personal in this beautiful setting by calling us for an appointment (336) 379-1943. Please call immediately. Appointments are first come first served and there are a limited number of spots.
Highlights of the system include - MIDAS Venice FOH w/ KT Helix EQ - Dynacord DRP 10 digital effects processors - MIDAS Verona MON with KT SquareOne Graphics for monitor EQ - Zx5 floor wedges - Zx5/QRx 118 side fills - SxA 100/7SbA 760 Drum Fill - Dynacord ampifiers - EV and Earthworks microphones
Wake Forest University's Student Union in Winston-Salem will play host to Ben Folds at Wait Chapel on Wednesday evening March 29th at 8:00 PM. CareySound has a long history with Ben. We met him in late 80's when he rented equipment for his band Majòsha. He was the first customer to rent from us that paid for the horn diaphragms they took out during their show.
It's been a year since we worked with him at Davidson College and are looking forward to working with him again on Wednesday. Tickets are available to the pubic for $25.
Once again CareySound shows it's support for WUAG Radio's WUAG Presents Series. This show was held in the Faculty Center on the UNC Greensboro campus. Man Man and The Drift were the featured bands.
Sure, I'll be right there! I've got the perfect microphone for it. Earthworks to the rescue.
The Closing Night Event caped four days of 77 screenings. Following the award ceremony was the featured screening of Douglas Fairbanks 1927 silent film, The Black Pirate (the first film to use Technicolor) accompanied by the world renown Alloy Orchestra. Bedpan, flute, synthesizer, accordion, metal tubes & sheets, clarinet and percussion... count me in. Audio doesn't get much more exiting than this.
The Dynacord Cobra system provided the foundation for the audio with MIDAS and KT providing the console and system EQ.
A Dynacord Xa System
with a Midas Verona console, KT Helix EQ and EV
monitors & mikes were pumping out the Rhythms
at tonight's event with Randy Hart at the helm.
1. Too many spoil the mix
7. 1130' per sec / frequency
8. It holds a Soundman's life together
9. cycles per second
10. logarithm of a non-dimensional ratio of two power-like quantities
2. back of stage
4. Soundmen don't build them
5. Soundman's favorite color
6. Three things it takes to make a Soundman happy. food, good motel room and _______
No animals, trees or signs where injured in these SoundMan sightings.
Then on Saturday the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's college's student radio station, WUAG, presented their 3rd annual high energy fashion show 'Style in Stereo' in Cone Ballroom. Over 540 people attended the sold out event and listened to the musical stylings of The Never, Tiger Bear Wolf, The Illuninati and Psyche Origami. The Dynacord Cobra system was hard at work providing the muscle for the hard driving sounds of the night. Also on the scene was the new Electro-Voice Blue Series Cardinal vocal microphones and the new Zx1 loudspeakers for monitors. This event was part of 'WUAG Presents', an ongoing series of concerts presented by the station. For over two years, CareySound is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of this series.
Please click here to view 'Stereo in Style the Movie.'