PORTLAND, Oregon — With music
in the air and hundreds of revelers dressed in “steampunk”-themed costumes,
Horne Audio, Inc. provided a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 16 digital mixing
console for a unique event dubbed “The Music Experience” in Portland, Oregon.
Intel and MTV Iggy hosted the event, which took place on the Sternwheeler
steamboat and featured performances by bands The Jezabels and Y La Bamba as the
vessel cruised the Willamette River.
Horne Audio set up the Si Compact
16 on the second of the Sternwheeler’s three decks, as the performances
alternated between two levels. Audio engineer Jim Schamberg of Horne Audio ran
16 inputs with one feed coming from the system on the boat’s upper deck and one
feed running from the Si Compact 16 to the upper deck, so the live performances
could be heard throughout the boat.
“The Si Compact has been a
terrific board for us,” Schamberg said. “The effects are great and it’s compact
but versatile. Fourteen busses for this size board is also a tremendous
advantage. We’re able to easily transport the console for a range of different
Based in Portland, Horne Audio,
Inc. specializes in live sound reinforcement for a diverse variety of events
ranging from intimate audiences to large-scale productions at major venues
throughout the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1999, the company has developed a
strong reputation for quality service, maintaining a state-of-the-art equipment
inventory and employing dedicated experienced professionals.
“The console worked great
tonight, it’s really perfect for this size of an event,” Schamberg noted. “We
have more than enough channels and the sound is excellent.”
For more information on Horne
Audio, Inc., please visit www.horne-audio.com
Photo Caption: Jim Schamberg, Horne Audio, Inc.
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