2017 World of Bluegrass

2017 World of Bluegrass

2017 World of Bluegrass

SE Systems closed out September at World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC. This is our 4th year handling the IBMA Awards and the Red Hat shows since moving the festival from Nashville to Raleigh. We are proud to be a part of the Bluegrass family and to have the depth and expertise to handle production for these top notch music events.

For the 28th Annual IBMA Awards Show, our owner Cliff Miller and Chief Engineer, Buck Parker managed the system at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday night. Two Yamaha PM5D consoles handled front-of-house and monitors for the awards show. Our Yamaha/Nexo sound system was flown for the mains in the auditorium. Lighting was handled in-house and a DiGiCo SD10 to JoCo recorder was used for recording and simulcast.

Over at the Red Hat Amphitheater for Friday and Saturday's Wide Open Bluegrass shows, we brought in full production of audio, lighting and video.  Our d&b Audiotechnik V-Series was hung with NEXO 45N-12 stage monitors on the deck. Consoles used for mains and monitors were the DiGiCo SD10-36. Ear Trumpet microphones were featured, and are the go-to condenser these days. These microphones sound fantastic and work really well on the Bluegrass stage.

Lighting brought in our new German Light Products GT-1’s and X4-Bars along with the Robe ROBIN DLX Spots and Robe ROBIN LED Wash 600’s. The Avolites Sapphire console was used to run the show.

Video built a large 24 x 14 foot video wall that was hung behind and above the performers.  Six high definition cameras were used along with our custom track cam that moves along a 40-foot track. We control the track cam with foot pedals from inside the 22-foot remote video trailer parked backstage. The HD cameras were controlled by a Panasonic RP-120 Multi-Controller and switched from a Panasonic AV-HS-410 Production Switcher. We use a Mac laptop for media feeds and sponsor rolls.

This was the 4th year Raleigh has embraced the Bluegrass world for a week of shows, workshops and exhibits. There are many free stages that run all day Friday and Saturday throughout the downtown area. The downtown clubs also feature shows all week long, some running into the wee hours of the morning. If you are a bluegrass fan or a lover of traditional music, this is the place to be during Bluegrass week. Mark your calendars for 2018 World of Bluegrass held the last weekend of September, this will be Raleigh’s last year to host this weeklong event. Don’t miss it!!

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