Sockey at the helm with Summer Stage’s new ATI Paragon console
Yamaha PM5D consoles have been purchased by sound reinforcement companies nationwide, including Acoustech (Hollywood, FL) for use at the Republican National Convention in New York…R&R Sound (Lodi, CA) was recently out with acts from the California Mid-State Fair, including Clint Black, LeAnn Rimes, Blink-182, the Goo Goo Dolls, Tim McGraw and others. Its L' Acoustics rig comprised 36 V-DOSC, 4-dV-DOSC (downfill), three arcs (frontfill) and 24 SB-218 subs. Front of house featured a Midas Heritage console and Yamaha PM4000M for monitors…On the other coast, New York City's Central Park — based Summer Stage Series attracted more than 5 million people. The 48-channel ATI Paragon II Production console, new to the program this year, was brought in by acoustical consultants SIA Acoustics (NYC) and manned by partner/FOH engineer Steve Sockey. Sockey reports that, “The city has very strict sound level requirements. In the past, it was difficult to get a mix that would fit into that pocket. The dynamics on the console allow us to make things fit right there, and the concerns over sound level violations have been minimized.”…The historic Greek Theater in Los Angeles has completed an $8 million renovation project, including a new state-of-the-art sound system, in time for its 75th anniversary season. The theater opened in late April with a performance by David Bowie. Schubert Systems Group, a locally based sales, installation and rental sound services company, specified and installed the equipment, which includes a JBL VerTec line array, Crown amps and Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors.