> Without seeing the space(s), it's hard for any of us to help
> make calculations from remote locations. How big is the main
> area, what is the proper sized PA and how much would it cost to
> rent? Is there anyone at Arcosanti who knows the answers?
If it helps, I've been to Arcosanti. It's a little more than two
hours from where I live (Tucson). It's easy enough to drive up
on any given weekend and check it out again. When I was there last,
the theatre still had the tent anchored down low, in the "300 seat"
position. At some point, when they get more construction done,
they'll raise the canopy and I think the theatre will handle 600
people. I don't know if that has been done yet...
> If any attendees who will be driving there who also happen to
> own a PA, might they be willing to bring it?
I have four speakers in my PA, two bass bins with dual 15's and
two speakers with 15/horn. I run 500 watts each into the bass
cabs and 200 watts into each top end speaker. My drummer has a
2000 watt amp that I sometimes borrow to drive the bass and then
I use the 1000 watter to run the highs. That could be part of
The two questions I have are:
1) just how loud does it need to be?
2) will all the sound come from the stage, or should there be
I wonder if we/I could have a "practice" session to test things?
(Mini loop fest anyone?)
PS. If you're interested in recording the event, I can bring my
Paris system. I have 48 channels (3 EDS cards)...