Electro-Voice Line Array Academy in Mexico
The EV Line Array Academy held in Mexico on August 7 & 8 in cooperation with EV distributor Gonher was a successful event that made a positive impact on the attendees.
The event was hosted by the sales and technical staff from Gonher Ingeniería as well as by Guillermo Wabi and José Luis Maya from Electro-Voice.
The attendees were selected from companies related to the rental business, involved in either selling/buying/using portable and concert sound systems (especially line arrays), so the audience was comprised of rental company owners, sound engineers, consultants, sales people from MI stores, and end users.
The colorful venue for the event was a hotel themed to commemorate the Mexican Revolution. EV Product Manager Guillermo Wabi hosted the first part of the program, which included a theoretical session where general topics were presented such as basic line array theory, subwoofer behavior and arrays, processing options, EV technologies such as FIR Drive, TEMP & PA limiters, use of LAPS, and new EV technologies.
On the second day, the attendees literally had a field session at which they could demonstrate and appreciate the theoretical predictions previously calculated. The participants also had the opportunity to listen to two of the most popular and versatile EV line-array systems -- the compact XLD281 and the medium-format XLC127 DVX.
The systems surprised all present with sonic impact that belied their compact size. all enhanced with the latest EV amplification and processing.
Besides generating knowledge and value, the academy allowed the participants to take a break from their busy schedules to interact and make closer ties with their Mexican pro audio industry colleagues.
By: José Luis Maya & Cinthia Bautista I
Images: José Luis Maya