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Lectrosonics, Now Available from GTD!

We are proud to announce our new relationship with Lectrosonics. At Greater Than Designs, we love to partner with the best of the best and we know Lectrosonics will fit right in. Let us put together a quote for your professional grade system tuning package with Lectrosonics reference class wireless, DPA or Earthworks […]

Greater Than is now a FCC Licensed Low Power Auxiliary Broadcaster!

Things in the RF world are always changing and so are the rules and opportunities with the FCC. Recent changes have made it possible for Greater Than Designs to register with the FCC and gain a few advantages: Elevated status in the use of “white space” or unused spectrum. We are authorized […]


Eric was invited to sit on an expert panel entitled, “Corporate Events: Complex Setup, One Chance to Get it Right, What Could Go Wrong?” at the 137th International Audio Engineering Society Convention. It was in interesting seminar filled with discussion about how to approach corporate events from a techniques, politics and equipment […]

Greater Than Designs is now an authorized Waves Dealer!

In the tradition of providing our clients with the best prices for the best tools, we are now a Waves dealer. If you are interested in trying Waves on your next show or interested in learning more, please let us know! Once you do a few shows with Waves MultiRack, […]

Spotlight: Waves MultiRack at NAMM

One of our favorite tools is the Waves MultiRack system. Here is a video from NAMM showing a few of the ways we used plugins to make the show sound better. Thanks to Waves and Scott Peterson for helping to make this happen!    

Worldwide Debut of JBL VTX-V20 at NAMM

It was an honor to get to be amongst the first to run this system through its paces in front of thousands of music fans at NAMM 2014. The HARMAN team has a fantastic offering in the pipeline and I can’t wait to use it on more shows.   […]

Faith Community Church – San Diego, CA

Greater Than Designs provided Audio systems design and installation services for this 300 seat San Diego church.   Major improvements included: Building under stage monitor locations with grated lids. Installation if a Behringer X32 system. Addition of a front fill system. Addition of a BSS SoundWeb London for systems processing. […]

MSI Production Services Lines Comic-Con 2013 Panels With AKG Microphones

This article can be found here amongst many other places.     The recent Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego hosted more than 100,000 visitors as well as dozens of celebrity guests discussing their latest movie roles and ideas surrounding the comic universe. During numerous panels, stars such as Patrick […]

DPA Microphones Play Key Role at La Jolla Playhouse

Article appears SAN DIEGO, CA – La Jolla Playhouse at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) does double-duty with its five venues: they serve students as well as professional productions. To supplement its purchased stock of DPA d:dicate mics, the university often rents additional DPA gear, turning to […]

Anaheim Convention Center’s New Grand Plaza Outdoor Stage Kicks Off Winter NAMM 2013 With HARMAN Professional Live Sound System

Original Article:   Anaheim Convention Center’s New Grand Plaza Outdoor Stage Kicks Off Winter NAMM 2013 With HARMAN Professional Live Sound System     A full HARMAN live sound system featuring AKG microphones, Crown VRack amplification systems, JBL VTX line arrays and Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles was deployed at […]

Fowler Park – University of San Diego

Greater Than Designs was the installation contractor for the University of San Diego’s new Baseball Stadium. Inside USD | Time to ‘Play Ball!’ at Fowler Park  

Valitar – San Diego, CA

  This was an amazing and interesting project that like all shows, came to an end. It did so rather traumatically through the irresponsible and inexcusable actions by the producer. More info is easy to google but here is the gist via the San Diego Union Tribune:   Join us […]

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – Auburn, NY

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival What happens when your divorced Mom falls in love and decides to get remarried, but not in the conventional way? A hilarious and heartfelt true story that celebrates love in all its forms! The hit of the 2009 Toronto Fringe and the 2010 New York […]

Altar Boyz – Auburn, NY

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Nominated for Best Sound Design 2012 (more info) Altar Boyz TICKETS Buy Now Alternatively, you can call the box office at 315‑255‑1785 or toll free at1‑800‑457‑8897. June 6 – June 30 Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group […]

NAMM Show Report – 2012

This image appears in the NAMM Show Report Highlights in FOH Magazine FEB 2012 p.16 Front Of House February 2012 Page 16


With ESPN and MORALE ENTERTAINMENT A historic basketball game on the deck of the USS Carl Vincent in San Diego, CA. We were honored to play apart in this amazing game with the Obamas, Five for Fighting and Billy Currington. 2011 QUICKEN LOANS CARRIER CLASSIC – SAN DEIGO, CA  


The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set to a compelling contemporary score, “Next to Normal” is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards.   NEXT TO NORMAL – SARASOTA, FL Show Website: Next to […]


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Original Article:   JBL Professional Debuts VerTec Subcompact Suspension Accessories At Prolight & Sound 2011 Enables quick assembly of variable curvature vertical or modular constant-curvature horizontal line arrays   April 08, 2011, by PSW Staff     At Prolight & Sound 2011, JBL Professional has unveiled the latest suspension hardware accessories for […]


With SOUND MEDIA FUSION and ESTANTIA PRODUCTIONES  The 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence and 100th anniversary of it’s revolution was an absolute honor to be a part of. From Wikipedia: On the night of September 15, 2010 around a million people gathered at the “Zocalo” and “Angel de la Independencia” to […]


At the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Images: DrowsyInsert10

Bridge and Tunnel – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Bridge & Tunnel Gompertz Theatre December 16 thru February 13 In the Gompertz Theatre   Overview Tony Award Winner. A Broadway hit, Bridge & Tunnel is a one-woman tour de force (two women will alternate performances). Fourteen immigrants from diverse background, in search of liberty, equality and the […]


Florida Studio Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Keating Theatre November 18 thru January 29 In the Keating Theatre   Overview Tony Award Winner. In this hilarious new musical comedy, six young people in the throes of puberty are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood […]


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change A musical joyride through the phases of love November 10 thru January 22 In the Keating Theatre   Overview A musical joyride through the phases of love. From the first stages of romance, to marriage, parenthood and beyond. This witty revue about love […]


A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage Book and Lyrics by Aaron Posner; Music by James Sugg October 1 thru November 28 In the Keating Theatre   Overview A clever new musical comedy, based on the short story by Mark Twain. The zany small town of Deer Lick, Missouri is […]

Laughing Maters ’09 – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Laughing Matters ’09 Developed by Rebecca Langford, Stephan deGhelder, Jim Prosser, Nick Santa Maria, Chris Friday, W Joseph Matheson & Adam Ratner March 24 thru June 6 In the Goldstein Cabaret   Overview Laughing Matters…2009 • A new year. A new President. A new edition of Laughing […]

Vi6 is A Starcatcher

Two versions of this story were released. This article appeared in the following locations:   La Jolla, CA (March 12, 2009)–The La Jolla Playhouse recently selected a Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing for Peter and the Starcatchers, a new play presented in the Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theater.   […]


With The La Jolla Playhouse and Disney Theatricals Website:   Related News:   From the La Jolla Playouse Website:   Peter and the Starcatchers February 13 – March 8, 2009 Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre   Written by Rick Elice Lyrics by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker […]


MEETING SERVICES AND JBL VERTEC LINE ARRAYS SHINE AT AARP LIFE@50+ NATIONAL EVENT AND EXPO   LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In a unique demonstration of the versatility and power of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, San Diego-based Meeting Services, Inc. provided the live sound reinforcement system for the recent AARP Life@50+ […]

Steppin’ Out – Sarasota, FL

Steppin’ Out Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Langford & Jim Prosser October 21 thru January 3 In the Goldstein Cabaret   Overview Step out of summer and into the Cabaret season opener! A celebration of Irving Berlin hits with a jazz and modern day influence, Steppin’ Out features American favorites […]

The Pacific Amphitheater Summer Season 2008

With Gary Hardestey and Sound Media Fusion. Provide Technical Direction and Sound Mitigation Pacific Amphitheatre – Official Website Artists- B. B. King Leon Russell / Mavis Staples July 11 – 7 p.m.   OneRepublic Phantom Planet / Carolina Liar July 12 – 7 p.m.   Chris Isaak Vanessa Carlton July […]

AARP LIFE @ 50 +

Website:   Services Provided: System Design RF Coordination Network/IT Services A1 Audio Engineer Artist Liaison   At the Washington DC Convention Center 14,500+ Seats   With Paul Simon Chicago Natalie Cole Chaka Khan Mya Angeleu Quincy Jones Regis Philbin Archive Show Files


“Eric Stahlhammer’s sound is to be lauded for keeping the decibel’s at a proper Joplin level without blasting out the walls of the spacious Wilshire Theater.”   Love, Janis (Wilshire Theater; 2,000 seats; $100 top) By JULIO MARTINEZ     Mary Bridget Davies provides the vocals for biotuner […]


Found on the JBL Website: “The new powered full-size VT4889ADP system is full-bodied and dynamic. Having a powered speaker system for this production saves us both setup time and backstage space. Since putting this new audio package on the tour, I can’t imagine using any other system to do this […]

Love, Janis Loves JBL’s Vertec®

Original Link:   Mar 26, 2008 1:30 PM   Marking the first commercial use of JBL Professional’s  new powered full-size Vertec® VT4889ADP full-range line array element and VT4880ADP companion subwoofer with JBL DrivePack® technology, San Diego-based Meeting Services Inc. is providing audio, lighting, and projection needs for the national […]


In an industry that generates drama for drama’s sake, It should be noted that this article was published without my final permission. The writer payed no attention to accuracy either in technical facts or in grammar. I apologize for his blatant disregard to our art and livelihood and any damage […]


This article appears in the following locations.®-system/   HIT THEATRICAL PRODUCTION “LOVE, JANIS” PREMIERES JBL’S NEW POWERED FULL-SIZE VERTEC® SYSTEM   FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 12 March 2008 – Marking the first commercial use of JBL Professional’s new powered full-size VERTEC® VT4889ADP full-range line array element […]

5 QUESTIONS FOR: ERIC STAHLHAMMER, SOUND DESIGNER – LIVE DESIGN FEATURE 5 QUESTIONS FOR: ERIC STAHLHAMMER, SOUND DESIGNER 1.How many productions of Love, Janis have you designed, and how has the sound evolved along the way? My history with Love, Janis began in 2005 at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Since then, I have designed the show for nine separate […]


Website: Related News: Variety Review from Los Angles Tour Schedule: 2/16/08 Park City, UT Eccles Center   2/19 – 24/08 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre   2/26 – 27/08 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center   2/29 – 3/2/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse   3/6/08 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie […]


With the Alley Theater Her words. Her story. Her music. LOVE, JANIS Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Randal Myler Inspired by the book “Love, Janis” by Laura Joplin Music Direction by Sam Andrew Previews start January 11 Opens January 16 Ends February 10 Hubbard Stage Groups of 10 call 713-315-3346 for discounts Recommended for mature […]

Hula Hoop Sha-Boop – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Hula Hoop Sha-Boop by Larry Deckel and John Leicht; Musical Arrangements by John Tanner January 6 thru March 29 In the Goldstein Cabaret   Overview A delightful stroll back to the fabulous 50s, Hula Hoop Sha-Boop takes us back to the age of innocence. Musical vignettes and […]

The Quiet Woman

Fixed System Installation for this restaurant and Bar. Website:    


With the Kansas City Reperatory Theatre and the Denver Center Theatre Company.         A John Denver Holiday Concert Created by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman Directed by Randal Myler Copaken Stage Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2007 SPECIAL EVENT-Not a part of the regular season subscription Launch the holiday […]


“ Eric Stahlhammer creates a crisp and warm sound for both the music and the sound effects in this play.”   Voted Best Professional Theater Production by the Orange County Register ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway,’ Laguna Playhouse   The singer always gets the headlines, and it was Van Zeiler’s commanding […]


With the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Altar Boyz Book by Kevin Del Aguila Music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport October 16 – November 16, 2007 On the last night of their “Raise the Praise” U.S. tour, the Altar […]

Altar Boyz – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Altar Boyz Book by Kevin Del Aguila; Music & Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker October 10 thru December 9 In the Keating Theatre   Overview Altar Boyz is a musical-comedy spoof about a fictitious boy band on the last night of their national “Raise […]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels National Tour

Website:   Tour Schedule: DAYTON, OH        Schuster Center        09.25.07 – 09.30.07 DENVER, CO        Buell Theatre            10.16.07 – 10.28.07 SPOKANE, WA     INB Performing Arts Center    10.30.07 – 11.04.07 NORFOLK, VA      Chrysler […]

Fire on the Mountain – Louisville, KY

August 28 – September 22, 2007 Kentucky’s the perfect home for this poignant, passionate musical about the lives of coal miners in the Appalachian Mountains. Exuberant and soulful, joyous and gripping, this celebration of courage, culture, hardships and heroics is gloriously told through captivating bluegrass rhythms. by Randal Myler and […]

33 to Nothing – New York, NY

The Wild Project New York, New York   Taking place during one alcohol laced rehearsal, 33 to Nothing rocks hard and breaks hearts. This downtown NYC garage band is on the edge of breaking-up as the lead singer and his boyfriend (also in the band) are, er, breaking-up. With each […]

Fire On The Mountain – Skokie, IL

Northlight Theatre Skokie, IL by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman directed by Randal Myler May 9 – June 17   From the acclaimed creators of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues comes a poignant, passionate musical about the lives of coal miners in the Appalachian Mountains, featuring Mississippi Charles Bevel […]


“Director Kent Gash’s finely-tuned ensemble is topped off—and the Kentucky and Saratoga scenes rounded out…Emily Beck’s alternately impressionistic and realistic sets compliment the idyllic times and harsh realities spanned by the story. Subtle lighting contributions from Liz Lee and telling musical choices from Eric Stahlhammer punctuate the dramatic arc.” The […]

Laughing Matters Too… – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Laughing Matters…Too From Fear to Absurdity March 27 thru June 9 In the Goldstein Cabaret   Overview A wacky blitz of wit, humor and unadulterated social and political satire. The follow-up to the wildly successful musical sketch comedy show Laughing Matters, described by The Longboat Observer as […]

Pure Confidence – Denver, CO

The Stage Theatre Denver, CO   Pure Confidence March 22, 2007 — April 21, 2007 by Carlyle Brown Directed by Kent Gash March 22 – April 21, 2007 (Opening March 29) The Stage Theatre   The high stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing is the stage for this riveting […]

Love, Janis – Tuscon-Phoenix, AZ

Conceived & adapted by Randal Myler Inspired by the book, “Love, Janis” by Laura Joplin   Tucson  March 22 – April 9, 2007 Phoenix  April 14 – May 13, 2007   There are blues singers, hippies and rock stars…then there’s Janis Joplin. She gave a piece of her heart with […]


“The design elements were as beautiful and harmonious as the music was, each working perfectly with the other and evoking the time and place very well…The sound design mostly consisted in the miking of the voices and instruments, but that was flawless…”   The Broadway Hour: Seattle Wednesday, February 28, […]

Fire On The Mountain – Seattle, WA

Bagley Wright Theatre Seattle, WA   BAGLEY WRIGHT THEATRE Fire on the Mountain by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman February 22 – March 24, 2007 From the acclaimed creators of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues comes a poignant, passionate musical about the lives of coal miners in the Appalachian […]

Love, Janis – Kansas City, MO

Love, Janis Conceived & adapted by Randal Myler – directed by Randal Myler Inspired by the book “Love, Janis” by Laura Joplin Copaken Stage-13th & Walnut Feb. 2-Mar. 18, 2007 Kansas City Premiere   “Try just a little bit harder.” No other words could as aptly describe the life of […]

Pure Confidence – Cincinnati, OH

Marx Theatre Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Cincinnati, OH   Pure Confidence By Carlyle Brown Jan. 16 – Feb. 16, 2007 On the eve of the Civil War when black jockeys, though slaves, dominated the sport of horse racing, Simon Cato consistently wins riding prize thoroughbred Pure Confidence. Brash, smart […]

Back Home again: A John Denver Holiday Concert – Ventura and Walnut Creek, CA

Rubicon Theatre Company Folks are carrying on about “John Denver: A Holiday Concert”:   “CRITICS’ PICK! This entrancing revue by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, fashioned after John Denver’s annual Christmas specials, plies its wares with fetching simplicity. Dulcet singers Jim Newman and Gail Bliss and a festive band find […]

Hank Williams: Lost Highway – San Diego, CA

San Diego Reperatory Theatre Lyceum Theater San Diego, CA   A musical by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik Directed by Randal Myler   November 11, 2006 – December 17, 2006   “It’s 1949. You’re cozy in your seat at the Grand Ole Opry, expecting a foot-stomping good time.  The Father […]

Fire On The Mountain – Sarasota, FL

Florida Studio Theatre Fire On The Mountain by Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman A poignant, passionate musical about the lives of true American Heroes in their own words. The amazing story of Appalachian coal miners is presented through the art of the folk and bluegrass music of the area. Fire […]


“The band itself, which expands from a four- to a seven-piece to convey her different groups’ sounds, is excellent, the sound mix suitably loud but clear.” Love, Janis (Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco; 650 seats; $67 top) By DENNIS HARVEY   In ‘Love, Janis,’ Morgan Hallett, left, plays […]

SFX AND SHOWBUILDER SIMPLY LOVE JANIS – STAGE RESEARCH   SFX and ShowBuilder Simply Love Janis By Eric Stahlhammer After playing the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, “Love, Janis” is currently rocking the Hanna Theater in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. In this new rock musical, the life and music of Rock-N-Roll icon Janis […]


“Lighting (Don Darnutzer) and sound (Eric Stahlhammer) were critical as transition indicators to and from regular settings and Hank’s live performances and were done so well, you might start to think you were at a Hank Williams concert instead of a Hank Williams play.”   Original Article: Click to access […]


“Eric Stahlhammer’s sound design is balanced and never overwhelming.”   It’s a Little Like the Blues Reviewed 12/2/05   Regional theatre companies such as Arizona Theatre Company have become adept at disguising their musical revues. Hank Williams: Lost Highway is another greatest hits album, but by telling an […]

Love, Janis – Louisville, KY

August 16 – September 10, 2005 The songs, soul and life of legendary Janis Joplin in a captivating musical. conceived and written by Randal Myler inspired by the book Love, Janis by Laura Joplin – See more at:

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

  August 17 – September 11, 2004 by Mark Harlik & Randal Myler directed by Randal Myer   – See more at: