Loudspeaker manufacturer and award-winning Catalonian rental/theater firm host informative seminar for the areaâ€™s audio engineer/contractor community
Whitinsville, MA, USA, July 14, 2009 â€“ Spanish firm FOCUS, S.A. continued to show their support for EAW products by recently holding an in-depth seminar and workshop for freelance sound technicians. FOCUS serves as a rental company for many high-profile touring companies in the area, so it is very common for third party and freelance technicians to be setting up and operating FOCUS-supplied EAW units. This seminar was intended to prepare those individuals to properly handle EAW equipment and make educated decisions on the setup and configuration of such products, along with some basic discussions of the technology involved. Pepe Ferrer and Ferran Diez of FOCUS acted as the eventâ€™s primary lecturers.
Part 1 of the seminar focused on the basics of acoustics, including signal coherence, phase issues, crossovers and LP/HP filters, acoustic and electric delays, sub-bass characteristics and pointers, and vertical and horizontal speaker arrangements. Part 2 was a more pointed dissection of Line Arrays technology and tips, with emphasis placed on EAW KF730 Series/KF730 Compact Line Array Modules, KF760 Series/KF760 Long-Throw Line Array Modules, SB730 Compact Line Array Subwoofers and SB1000z Large Format Subwoofers and UX8800 Digital Signal Processors, along with EAWâ€™s proprietary KF730/KF750 â€œWizardâ€? and â€œPilotâ€? software. Also discussed were Lab.gruppen FP 10000Q and FP 13000 Touring Amplifiers and pointers for configuration using Device Power Control. Part 3 of the seminar discussed more EAW-proprietary and EAW-related technology, including Gunness Focusingâ„¢ and SMAART Live, along with more helpful tips for engineers.
â€œFOCUS has great enthusiasm for EAW, so itâ€™s no surprise that the event was a huge success,â€? noted Xavi Oliver of Pro3 & Co., EAWâ€™s Spanish rep. â€œPepe and Ferran did a great job. The audio professionals in attendance all seemed very satisfied with what they learned. Specifically, everyone was impressed with the great number of benefits that the KF730 and KF760 offer: how easy they are to set up, the amazing sound quality, etc. Several attendees remarked on the UX8800 processor too, and the noticeable difference in sound when itâ€™s in use. People were blown away.â€?
â€œWe are big supporters of EAWâ€™s products and technological innovations,â€? stated Pepe Ferrer of FOCUS, S.A. â€œIt is important that when we are charged with providing equipment for a large project, especially if EAW is involved, that every person dealing with the system knows and appreciates the technology, and thatâ€™s what this event set out to accomplish. This clinic was hugely successful, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.â€?