Carnegie Mellon University President Appointment
Carnegie Mellon University
Official Announcement of the new
University President Farnam Jahanian
System Designer & Engineer – Scott MacDonald
Project Manager – Kenny Cohen
Main L-C-R: 1x Frazier CAT594 and 2x L-Acoustics 115
Front Fills: 2x L-Acoustics 108p
Delays: 2x L-Acoustics 108p
Console: Yamaha QL1
Provided press and streaming support
Although a straight-forward event, this project has an interesting story. One week prior to the event, I received a phone call from the project manager asking if I was available, since my expertise had been requested by event organizers. The details of the event had to remain private, but I was told it needed to “sound perfect.”
One non-disclosure agreement later (now expired), I was informed the event was to announce the appointment of a new university president. The board of trustees, school community, and local press would be in attendance.
The event was primarily speech with some pre- and post-show music. I utilized a Frazier CAT594, which is fantastic for vocal-reinforcement, L-Acoustics 115 cabinets for L/R music coverage, and also included a delay zone to accommodate the length of the room. The event was standing-room only, so hanging the delay speakers was definitely worthwhile!