Zoe Deighton Smythe

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A Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker array system was chosen by partners, North Carolina-based RMB Audio, when locally based Duke University’s Spring and Fall 2020 graduation was postponed until a time of greater health safety. That time was determined to be September 26, 2021—when undergraduates, graduates and professional school class members (and their families) were invited to participate in the delayed celebration.
The stage was set up with the imposing Duke Chapel—an English Gothic 210ft-tall structure in the center of campus—as the backdrop. Student seating started downstage and extended back 300 ft. Large trees, with low branches 13 ft above the ground, occupied the corners of the audience seating, making it necessary to project sound in a slice to pass beneath the foliage to focus on the audience. “MLA Compact is capable of providing focused sound to avoid reflective surfaces and that technology was needed,” exclaims RMB Audio founder, Cooper Cannady.
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