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Load In: Sound Reinforcement News, December 2008

Read Mix News For the Concert Touring Professional In the December 2008 Issue of Mix

From left: Gavin Harrison and Tony Levin (King Crimson); Ian Bond (front of house); and Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) with the Midas XL8 the band is using on tour.

DiGiCo‘s new SD8 board is already hitting the road: Art Garfunkel and band’s 12-date European tour. Monitor engineer Mikey Osman is manning nine monitor mixes (one on in-ears and the rest on wedges) on the AudioLease-supplied desk…Quebec City’s Capitol theater hosted the latest run of Les Miserables, which saw audio company Solotech’s Richard Lachance overseeing audio production. He chose Sennheiser MKE 1 lavalier mics as part of the 32 live mics onstage…Keith Urban FOH engineer Steve Law and monitor engineer Jason Spence both manned Studer Vista 5 SR consoles at the recent NFL Live Kickoff concert in New York City’s Columbus Circle as part of sound company Clair‘s support package for the country artist. The show was broadcast nationally on NBC and the NFL Network with onsite broadcast support by Metrovision, whose OB truck featured a specially configured Vista 5 with mixing by audio engineer John Bates and truck tech Mike Christopher…The Vienna State Opera boasts a new multichannel wireless system centered on the AKG WMS 4000.