Since January of 2001 Point Source Inc. has been the exclusive audio systems vendor for Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project at the Seattle Center. In this venue Point Source Inc. has provided audio production services and equipment for a wide range of events, including nationally televised video shoots for MTV and VH-1 as well as numerous public concerts and corporate events.
Point Source Inc. provided the audio systems for the largest ever deployment of the 81st airborne division from Washington State. The daylong ceremony was held in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma Washington in February of 2004 and featured military and civilian musical acts as well as a full military drill and departure ceremony.
In February of 2004 Point Source Inc. was brought in to redesign and upgrade the entertainment systems in the Canoes Cabaret within the Tulalip Casino, located in Tulalip Washington. Point Source Inc continues to staff the venue and manage the production requirements of the casinos many events, concerts and shows.
September of 2004 saw the opening of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino and Nightclub in Marysville Washington. This venue required Point Source to design and install a complete showroom entertainment package with sound; lighting and video systems as well as a casino wide distributed audio and paging system. Point source was brought into the project only 60 days prior to the grand opening and was still able to meet the deadline established by the casinos board of directors. Point Source continues to provide staff and event production management services to the Quill Ceda Casino.
September of 2004 was also the opening of Seattle’s new upscale nightclub, Element. Point Source Inc. was brought in to design and install new sound and lighting systems for the entire club, including 2 separate dance floors and 2 levels of bars, V.I.P. Rooms and multi use entertainment spaces.
In January of 2005 Point Source Inc. took delivery of its first Meyer Sound Labs speaker system. The Milo line array and 700-HP subwoofer system will be used to satisfy the requirements of discriminating national acts and the high profile corporate events that make up a significant part of the companies client base. This scaleable and self-powered state of the art system will be deployed in theaters, ballrooms, amphitheaters, convention centers and concert venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.
In August of 2006 Point Source provided the main stage sound system for the first annual Sweetfest held in Redmond Washington’s Marymoor Park. SweetFest is a weekend filled with unique ice cream, candy, desserts, and fantastic edible works of art, live music, and entertainment for the whole family. The Moyer foundation, a charitable organization created by Baseball star Jamie Moyer and His wife, is the major beneficiary of this fundraising event. Point Source chose to deploy a Meyer Sound M’elodie and 700-HP system for this 2 day event that featured diverse musical acts ranging from contemporary country and rock to children’s entertainment.
September 2006 saw Point Source expand its relationship with event production company One Reel and the Bumbershoot music and art festival at the Seattle Center. Point Source was asked to provide the concert audio system for the expanded backyard stage in the shadow of the Space Needle. Our choice for the system was a Meyer M’elodie and 700-HP system. The system was aesthetically unobtrusive but drew rave reviews from the artists, producers and audience for its incredible power and clarity.
In addition to the new role at the Backyard stage, Point Source returned to the Experience Music Project, a venue we have done for many years, to provide the audio system for the Bumbershoot produced stage inside the EMP. The system of choice at the EMP was a Meyer Sound Milo and 700-HP system. The music inside the EMP for the weekend was high energy and high volume Electronica, Hip Hop and Rock. The Milo’s and 700-HP’s handled the high volume and demanding bass with ease, again to rave reviews from all involved.
Late September 2006 had Point Source providing a Meyer Milo and 700-HP system for the 10th annual Freemont Oktoberfest in Seattle’s Freemont district. For 2 days several city blocks were closed down and thousands of people enjoyed food vendors, local micro beers and good music from the main stage and 2 satellite stages. The entertainment featured some of Seattle’s and the regions well known artists.
Redmond based software giant Microsoft used a Point Source Inc. proprietary system for the entertainment and speeches at its release to manufacturing party for its new operating system, Vista. The event was held in a huge parking structure on the Microsoft campus in November 2006. Event planners and decorators turned the plain garage into a multi faceted entertainment venue with games, food, several bars and entertainment on the main stage. An unexpected appearance and speech by Bill Gates was the highlight of the evening for many.
In November 2006 Point Source Inc. installed a Meyer M’elodie and 600-HP system in Tacoma Washington’s historic Pantages theatre. The pantages had been getting by with a less than ideal sound system until a major renovation was undertaken for the entire theatre. The management of the theatre was very impressed by the flexibility and power that the Meyer M’elodies had to offer in such a compact package, and the amazing sound quality that Meyer equipment is famous for made the decision to go with Meyer and Point Source an easy one to make. The Pantages hosts a wide variety of performances including the Tacoma symphony, Opera and touring artists. The first artist to make use of the new system was folk music legend Joni Mitchell. The even coverage and greatly improved sound was very well received by both the audience and the management of the Theatre.
December 2006 had Point Source Inc. doing two high profile events. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center chose to use Point Source Inc. for its annual winter gala and auction. Point Source deployed a Meyer Milo and 700-HP system to the Seattle Sheraton ballroom for the black tie affair. The evening featured entertainment from a big band and vocalist as well as speeches and testimonials from patients, doctors and local celebrities. Every word was crystal clear all the way to the back of the 180’ venue; thanks to careful calculations and positioning of the line array elements, the need for delay speakers was eliminated. Hosted by ABC television affiliate news anchor Jean Enerson, the evening raised a great deal of money for a great cause.
That same night Point Source was hard at work across town providing the audio systems for EMP and Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s annual holiday party, an event we have done for several years. This high profile Vulcan enterprises event features Paul’s band as the entertainment and usually goes on well into the evening, with Paul performing his favorite Jimi Hendrix songs as well as other classic rock favorites. The equipment of choice for this event was a 12 box Point Source proprietary system.
2007 started off with the gala auction and fundraising dinner for the opening of the new VERA project venue at Seattle Center. Since its inception in 2000, Vera has provided a unique resource to Seattle’s youth and music community by maintaining a safe, alcohol-and-smoke free environment for people of all ages to come together and experience music in a way that transcends commercial entertainment and erases divisions between performer, staff and audience. The evening featured solo musical performances, speeches and video presentations as well as a live auction. The event was held in the new Fisher pavilion at the Seattle Center and the Point Source Inc. Proprietary system proved to be a perfect fit for the space and event.
In March of 2007 the northwest chapter of the Susan G Komen breast cancer foundation chose Point Source to provide complete audiovisual production services for the annual gala and auction. The event was held in the historic Spanish ballroom at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic hotel. The evening featured speeches and testimonials from world renowned doctors as well as patients, Komen staff members and a live auction. The evening was capped of with a performance by the Beatles tribute band Fab Four. Point Source chose to deploy a Meyer CQ, UPJ and 700 HP system with Meyer UPM-2P delay fill speakers.
The Northwest chapter of the Carpenters union held two rally’s in April 2007. For both the Portland Oregon and Tacoma Washington events, Point Source was chosen to provide the speaker systems needed to address the large gathering of union members. A Meyer Milo and 700-HP line array system was the natural choice for these large events held in the Portland Convention center and the Tacoma Dome in Washington state.