An important community feature of recent Arts Festivals in Nelson has been the Westpac Red Square street venue where many of the region’s schools perform. It has now become a significant event in schools’ calendars and each year we are surprised and delighted at the innovation and skills presented. Our philosophy, in terms of this event, is to provide excellent sound whilst providing a very supportive and safe environment for the students in which to perform.
Groups can feature anything from massed mono cycles, choirs, rock bands to kapa haka and jump jam! Fast changeovers are essential, so we tend to use ambient miking techniques where possible and the core of these are Rode NTG-1000 shotgun mics and Electrovoice RE510 condenser mics. These mics can be placed strategically around the stage to reinforce choirs, orchestras and bands. All in all it’s a fantastic celebration of youth performing arts which all bodes very well for the future.