The recent National Achiever’s Congress meeting brought together entrepreneur/billionaire Donald Trump, peak performance coach Tony Robbins, best-selling authors Robert Kiyosaki (“Rich Dad, Poor Dad”), Harv Eker (“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”) and a number of other motivational speakers to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center.
Audio production and staging for the unique event was handled by Stanco Productions of St. Louis, with technical director Sam Wehrmeyer heading up a crew that included A1 and system designer Justin Slazas, system tech and A2 Brad Galvin, and A2 Matt Nichols.
Stanco chose to utilize 32 Martin Audio W8LCs, 12 W8LM and four W8LMD downfill cabinets based on a design using Martin Audio Display modeling software. In addition to XTA226 processing, Stanco opted for Yamaha M7CL consoles and Crown Audio amplification.
“For this kind of event, Martin’s smooth, even coverage allows us to get the gain we need out of lavs and podium mics,” explains Wehrmeyer. “That, plus the enclosures’ high output and light weight is key when we’re rigging in convention centers.
“We had 8,000 people to cover with spoken word and not a lot of time to get it in,” he continues. “Not to mention that with Tony Robbins we need to get high SPL out of the rig too. Martin gave us the confidence to build it in Display, play with different options in the software, and know that it would be spot on when it was installed, period. That is why we call on Martin when we need perfection.”
Success Resources was responsible for organizing the event and hiring Stanco for the production. According to Wehrmeyer, “Owner Michael Burnett and events manager Rachel Bourke said ‘they turn to Stanco when they want it done right. It always sounds and looks so good and everything flows seamlessly.’ Based on the success of the San Jose event, the next NAC slated for the East coast in the second half of the year is already in the works.”