An Evening with Cole Porter and Coda
On a classier note, Coda was used recently for the Australian Shakespeare Company production of 'A Picnic with Cole Porter'. The accomplished line up of performers including Wendy Stapleton, Sally Bourne, Andrew Dunne, Alex Rathgeber and Mark Jones took to the stage in classical fashion performing favourites from the Cole Porter songbook.
A Coda LA4 line array was used which is extremely small but delivers really impressively all round. Each module is comprised of 2 x 5" Neo drivers and the array can be configured from 4 to 40 modules.
A configuration of 4 per side was all that was required for the Cole Porter gigs, even with the event being held outside and for crowds of over 300 on busier evenings. The simple rigging meant that the arrays could be setup on a U-bracket and speaker stand. The entire PA sat humbly either side of stage ensuring that there was no detraction from the performers.
Keeping in line with the small form, high powered units, front of house and monitors were managed by a DiGiCo SD11.