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Gala and Concert Event @ Crystal Gateway Marriott
RCI Systems provided audio, backline and lighting production support for a concert event featuring platinum recording artist, Musiq Soulchild in a ballroom at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Challenged by the low ceiling height, absence of rigging points and short throw to the back of the wide room, RCI designed a unique full production approach to ensure quality concert lighting and audio for a Neo-Soul/R&B band of this caliber.
In order to address the absence of hang points, RCI Systems provided a custom ground support system for left and right audio clusters as well as a 50-foot upstage lighting truss.
RCI chose L-ACOUSTICS ARCS WiFo speakers as the solution to distribute concert volume in an unusually wide room with enough pattern control to limit slap off the side or rear walls. RCI was able to accomplish this coverage with arrays of Wide ARCS and Focused ARCS to limit reverb and accomplish an ideal SPL all the way to the back of the room. RCI also limited the normal standing low end buildup in this venue by utilizing a modest system of four high-efficiency L-ACOUSTICS SB18 subs, which proved sufficient for the room and the act.
Finally, in order to maintain clear sight-lines to the stage, and given the short ceiling height, RCI Lighting opted against the traditional down stage truss and instead built 10’ truss uprights supporting MAC 700 moving accent lights and LED wash fixtures.
To top it off, RCI Systems provided ambient lighting throughout the room and outside in the lobby using a combination of LED Colorblast TRX and battery-operated Color Charge Plus instruments. The result was a dazzling visual display with striking audio coverage and grand sonic quality fitting of this Valentine’s Day event!