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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