Pullman Pops Uses EAW ADAPTive System For Amphitheater Debut

ANYA maintains the SPL needed in the venue while providing the ability to change coverage for various seating and audience areas.

ATLANTA GA – The Pratt Pullman District’s transformation from a vacant factory complex into a intriguing music venue has debuted it’s first concert with Pullman Pops using EAW Anya & Otto.

EAW and Rick Shimer from Blackhawk Audio were onsite prior to the event to meet with owners Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen. The decision to move forward with an ADAPTive system was based on it’s high output performance and ability to adjust coverage once the arrays were flown.

“Combined with Pullman’s popular Van Gogh exhibit that opened in May of this year, live music onsite is meant to establish the district as a world-class arts destination, and a uniquely accessible cultural arts destination for the entire region,”  Adam Rosenfelt tells Urbanize Atlanta.

The original event was meant to take place on a large outdoor stage. However, a day prior a series of forecasted lightning storms compromised the safety of the performers and attendees, so the entire operation was moved indoors. 

With the quick turnaround, deploying and retuning the system could have been challenging. However, with ADAPTive hanging with no splay angles, and the ability to adjust defined audience areas through DSP, the system was back up and performing with as little complication as possible.

As the event proceeded, the system impressed all 3000 guests, including those in the production staff.

“I was amazed by how smooth and focused the system sounded everywhere it was “supposed” to be in the 40,000 sq. ft. room! Rick and his team from Blackhawk Audio had it perfectly tuned to hit every note and every seat.  The EAW Adaptive system is a game changing tidal wave in the world of sound.” – Paul Zaller, President & COO of 26th Letter Productions

EAW: Eastern Acoustic Works