A new sound for LACA: Soundsystem improved at center

November 17, 2018

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is making some improvements, installing a new state-of-the-art sound system and making a number of aesthetic updates in the performance hall.

Thanks to a $35,000 anonymous donation to the arts center, and with the help of funds raised by Ludrock concerts, the center is on its way to being capable of hosting more concerts, plays, movies and other performances in the new year.

The hope is that the new sound system will be fully operational by the Dec. 7 Home for the Holidays concert at the arts center.

Lee Shipman, a LACA volunteer, has overseen the installation of the new sound equipment, and is writing a manual on how to use the new digital sound board.

He said the new system is a major improvement compared to what existed prior to installation, adding that the upgrades will help to properly outfit the performance hall for the kind of concerts the LACA board hopes to bring in, improving on the original sound setup, which was built to accommodate a church — not a concert hall.

“The sound system as it was originally installed was for a totally different purpose… it was meant to provide voice re-enhancement for church service. Voice re-enhancement is still there, but there’s a lot more associated with good sounds, particularly for instruments,” Shipman said.

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