Live Sound

Secure Sound From 75 Feet

6/07/2011 9:33 AM Eastern

When The Grovler, the technical director and guitarist for band Liquid Blue needed a behind-the-scenes solution for live access to audio equipment in a back-stage rack from an onstage laptop, he opted for the Gefen USB 2 Extender. It comes with a sender (connected to the audio equipment) and a receiver connected to the stage laptop. One Cat-5 cable feeds the audio to the laptop, reaching distances up to 75 feet.

“We performed at the after-party for a major industry awards ceremony and thanks to Gefen, we had no glitches, hiccups or crashes, even running the audio data 75 feet in distance,” says The Grovler. “There was even more pressure to have a flawless show as we had just accepted the award for Entertainer of the Year (ensemble) about an hour before our performance.”

The group holds the official world record for “Most Traveled Band” (more than 2,000 shows in more than 400 cities) and is also recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for "Song Sung in Most Languages."