EV sponsors Christian Musician Summit event
November 27, 2012
Christian Musician Summit (CMS) hosts large-scale events around the U.S, providing practical training and resources for musicians, worship leaders, technicians, pastors, songwriters, and independent artists in order to improve skills and inspire talent. This year Electro-Voice was a main sponsor of the CMS Northwest event held at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA, on November 8-10.
John Mills, VP with longtime EV users Morris Light and Sound, has worked with CMS on multiple occasions. "I’ve been a part of many training and trade show events over the years and this is by far one of the best organizations I have ever worked with. They are top-notch people who bring training down to a practical level.”
“I’ve been a part of many training and trade show events over the years and this is by far one of the best organizations I have ever worked with.”
This year – the tenth anniversary of CMS – was no exception. Mills flew out to Seattle to serve as main FOH engineer for CMS Northwest event. Electro-Voice, along with co-sponsors Yamaha, joined forces to provide a loudspeaker system and mixing console package that not only fitted the space but showcased an affordable yet high-quality solution for medium-to-large-scale houses of worship.
The EV system proved more than capable of covering the 3,000 seats in the venue. Each side of the stereo system consisted of 12 XLD281 compact line-array cabinets, four flown XCS312 cardioid subwoofers, and four Xsub subwoofers per side on the ground. "They did a very nice job with the flown subs,” says Mills. “Because it's a cardioid box, they were able to have very little low-end energy on the stage by aiming the flown subs out 45 degrees. This also helped with minimizing the power alley in the center of the room."