Sound Decision Productions
Welcome to Sound Decision Productions
Finally able to take a few minutes to update the website! This summer was like no other – in a good way. SDP provided production for two new (to us) 5 stage festivals. Milwaukee’s Zoo Ala Carte and Bastille Days. Both of which went off without a hitch. Looking forward to doing them again in 2024!
Several other “new to us” events as well – “Beats for the Heartbeats” fundraiser, “Great Lakes Distillery Bluegrass Festival”, “Willy Porter at Foxtown,” and “Rattle the World for Unity” with Chris Tomlin and Amy Grant – a personal favorite of mine!
As a matter of fact, we did quite a number of Christian acts this past year. Chris Tomlin and Amy Grant, as I mentioned, but also “Unspoken,” was a blast! Their Production Manager Ryan Mohr told me that the Coda AiRay system was the best system he’s heard in quite a while. Chris Tomlin’s front of house engineer Steven Bailey was impressed with Coda as well. He was quoted as saying: “AiRay proves that size and weight are no longer requirements for a world class PA.”
Maybe a Christian tour in our future….
~ Mark Hartzell, CEO of SDPEvent
SDP in 2024 - Raising the bar even higher!
2023 – another record year for SDP! Mid year we picked up a substantial inventory of new Coda gear. 20 ViRay cabinets, more SCP subs and Linus 14 amplifiers. ViRay is the little brother to AiRay and has the Coda clarity voicing that we’ve come to expect from Coda. It is great for smaller duty, as well as for underneath AiRay. It worked well in the Arena setting, as well as the Stone Temple Pilots / Collective Soul Lambeau Field concert this summer with 20,000 in attendance. Good Stuff!
Call us today to see what we can do for your event!
The equipment we use is of a “national rider” caliber and is meticulously maintained. Every system is checked to ensure a worry free event. Feel free to browse the website and check out some of the services we offer and the product lines we use.
“The right gear with the right attitude”
Oconomowoc WI High School graduation almost didn’t happen!
2-3″ of hail fell within 20 minutes – after everyone left for the day. This was at 8pm the day before the graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony started at 10am, pictured here is around 8am. Thanks to some early arriving volunteers, all the snow was removed! The gear fired up fine – and SDP was able to get it done!
It was a gloomy day, but the sound was fantastic! Thanks to SDP Event and Coda!
The tarp blew off of 3 of the racks during the high winds. They really got soaked! Thanks to the OHS athletic dept. and a special thanks to Adam Weiss with the IT dept at OHS for coming up with the idea of putting the equipment in a room with the heat cranked along with a very large dehumidifier overnight.
SDP Rocks out with Jake Owen at Lambeau Field!
We used a “splayed end fire” sub array for the project. With such a large coverage area (350′ deep by 650′ wide), we needed a lot of sub energy – but not on the stage. The splayed end fire configuration not only kept the LF off the stage, but spread it out over the whole listening area quite evenly.
Coda gear used – 46 AiRay, 8 ViRay, 24 SCP-F, 12 SC2-F, 24 Linus 14D amps.
Here are a few pictures during a drive-in service for Greater New Birth church in Milwaukee