Thursday, August 20, 2009

Online Survey: Line Array Alignment Tool - Remote Angle Display

Hello my friends and colleagues,

In an effort to improve our RAD Remote Angle Display System for Line Array alignment we are looking for your expert sound reinforcement industry input. This quick 8 question survey should take less than 10 minutes but will provide us invaluable information on what you want and what you need.


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Thank you in advance for participating in this very short survey/suggestion box. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like additional information.


Sincerely,

Skip Gosnell
Rieker Inc
610-500-2000
sgosnell@riekerinc.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On The Road With The Boss; The System & Crew For Bruce Springsteen’s Latest Tour

On The Road With The Boss; The System & Crew For Bruce Springsteen’s Latest Tour Appearing in Europe and North America, the system approach is virtually identical on both sides of the Atlantic

Jul. 23, 2009, by Jeff MacKay



A closer look at the JBL VerTec line arrays flown in force for the current tour by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Closer View, Line Arrays, Credit: Roy Timm

Touring in support of the new album,“Working On A Dream,” Bruce Springsteen and the venerable E Street Band are once again utilizing the services and systems provided by Audio Analysts. With North American dates throughout the spring and late summer and European dates in between, the approach is virtually identical on both sides of the Atlantic.

Front of House Engineer John Cooper worked with Albert Lecesse, Co-Owner and President of Engineering for Audio Analysts, in putting together the main system for the tour. “Albert and I are constantly in discussions about how best to proceed with the PA touring plan,” explained Cooper.

“We opted for JBL VerTec because it’s versatile – a customizable PA solution to tour with.” Cooper mixes on a Digidesign Profile digital console, which he chooses over anything he’s tried. “I’m fortunate to be able to use whatever I want to use. At this point, the Profile has proven to be very reliable.”

Front of House System Engineer Brett Dicus details that the VerTec Series line arrays are powered by Crown I-Tech and I-Tech HD Series amplifiers under the control and monitoring of Harman HiQnet System Architect technology.

“In any given show,” he elaborates, “We have 10 hangs of PA, primarily using the VT4889 and VT4880 for the main hangs and then VT4888 for the additional outfill/delay and rear hangs, with VT4887 for frontfill surrounding the stage.”

The VerTec line arrays are easy for the crew to set up, taking approximately six hours to get fully into place. “Our setup in the field is also made very easy by the system design by Albert and Audio Analysts. The packaging, the cabling, and the prep is a very important part of the system,” Dicus adds.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sound Technician Preps for Gig of a Lifetime in D.C.

Sound Technician From Missoula Preps for Gig of a Lifetime in D.C.
Ben Blocker would like to have a word with whoever decided to put Barack Obama's inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial and the inauguration itself at the U.S. Capitol. “The concert was from the memorial, so all the speakers pointed away from the memorial,” Blocker said Monday from Washington, D.C. “The inauguration is coming from the Capitol steps, so we had to turn all our speakers to face the other direction.” That's two lines of 14 speaker towers, spaced across three miles of the Capital Mall. But that's all in a week's - or a day's - work for Blocker and his colleagues with Clair Global, the company in charge of sound at Obama's presidential swearing-in. Read more

Obama Inagural is Dream Job for Baltimore Sound Company
Something didn't sound quite right, and to Bob Goldstein that qualified as a disaster. Goldstein, 59, had been stepping over wires and plotting out loudspeaker delays for two weeks, from the Capitol to the Potomac River two miles away. Big jobs are nothing new to Goldstein, owner of Baltimore-based Maryland Sound. But this one - the inauguration of Barack Obama - could be the largest gathering of humans ever amplified. Read more

Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama Inagural is Dream Job

Obama Inagural is Dream Job for Baltimore Sound Company
Something didn't sound quite right, and to Bob Goldstein that qualified as a disaster. Goldstein, 59, had been stepping over wires and plotting out loudspeaker delays for two weeks, from the Capitol to the Potomac River two miles away. Big jobs are nothing new to Goldstein, owner of Baltimore-based Maryland Sound. But this one - the inauguration of Barack Obama - could be the largest gathering of humans ever amplified. Read more