Production Info

mixing console
A mix of microphones laid out in a circle
photo of three computers running ProTools and two monitors next to the desk with the computers
Cables and wires hanging on hooks on walls
MPAC's stage facing seats, with drum carpet, an amp on each side, and 3 screens
MPAC's video production desk, with switcher, laptop, and screen showing different camera shots

The information below gives a glimpse into all of the technical amenities offered by the Maltz Performing Arts Center. A full technical package can be requested from Joe Piccolo at joseph.piccolo@case.edu or by downloading the Technical Package.

Our facility features a dedicated sound booth, equipped with everything a recording engineer needs in order to create the highest quality, multi-track audio recordings. Microphone placement is effortless and wide-ranging using the extensive collection of microphone stands and overhead Servoreeler lines. Likewise, signals coming from the stage are easily patched and routed using the Dante Controller software program. Our equipment highlights include the following features:

•    Record up to 32 channels using ProTools software on our Apple MacBook Pro 
•    Millennia microphone preamps provide superior incoming signal quality
•    Integrated Dante controller allows for flexible input and output patching
•    Rednet 5 and AVID I/O units send incoming signals to our ProTools software
•    Dante Virtual Soundcard and iMAC setup provide an excellent backup element
•    Retractable overhead mic and filament lines allow for flexible mic positioning

With an extensive and ever-expanding microphone collection, the Maltz Performing Arts Center can provide our customers with the flexibility to create the best audio possible. Whether it’s a high-profile speaker at the podium, a piano soloist encompassed by a symphony orchestra or a group of dynamic vocalists, the correct microphone is within easy reach. Choosing reinforcement or recording is easy; our microphones can cover any application. Common uses include:


•    Schoeps Colette Series microphones provided unparalleled recording quality
•    Shure Beta 87 Series wireless vocal microphones allow for freedom of movement
•    Sennheiser Evolution Series microphones combine high quality and flexibility 
•    Audio-Technica gooseneck microphones capture the spoken voice at the podium
•    Earthworks Flexwand microphones define ease-of-use for groups of voices
•    Full line of Shure vocal and instrument microphones for amplified ensembles

The Maltz Performing Arts Center meets the challenge of sound reinforcement in a seven-sided hall with the very best equipment and technology. Typical event needs are met by the use of our in-house RANE audio system along with the installed D & B speaker system. Likewise, larger events that require additional power may call upon our Yamaha CL3 digital mixing console as well as our Martin Sound MLA line array units. Here are some of our reinforcement highlights:


•    Front of House mixing is accomplished using our Yamaha CL3 digital console 
•    Integrated Dante System and Yamaha RIO boxes for flexible patching of inputs
•    D & B Voice Lift sound system and amplifiers provide excellent sound quality
•    Choice of handheld, lavalier or earset-style Shure wireless microphones
•    Martin Audio ground-stacked MLA line array units for live bands or big events
•    Electro-Voice EV-EKX-12P and EV-EKX-15P loudspeakers for stage monitoring
•    Williams Sound Assisted Listening System for our hearing-impaired patrons

A full complement of fixed ETC Selador lighting fixtures blanket the Silver Hall stage with even, warm coverage along with side and front lighting provided by Source Four fixtures. Control is centralized via a Strand Neo lighting board featuring a flat touch screen panel and iPad remote.

The Maltz Performing Arts Center is equipped with the latest in camera and recording technology. Our facility allows clients to choose exactly how they wish to capture their event. We offer an entire range of possibilities; from a simple, single camera archival recording to a fully produced, multi-camera, dynamic HD video recording with the addition of livestreaming, lower third graphics, special effects and post-production editing. Our system highlights include the following:


•    Six Telemetrics PTZ HD RoboEye cameras capture events from multiple angles
•    Integrated Grass Valley Director video switcher allows for seamless transitions
•    Excellent results from our AJA Ki Pro Rack audio/video recording units
•    Distinct video presentations via our Crestron systems and laser projectors
•    Multiple sources effortlessly alternate via our Analog Way Seamless Switcher
•    High quality, portable Plura brand monitors are used throughout the facility

Silver Hall can easily accommodate those performing artists who wish to stay engaged with their audiences. Our facility features the latest livestreaming technology including large video monitors, robotic cameras, a diverse set of microphones and the most current livestreaming software available.