The Blue Man Group recently opened at the Panasonic Theatre (Toronto). P.A. Plus’ head systems engineer, Mark Radu (above), installed a Lake Contour digital speaker processor and Lake Mesa Quad EQ digital matrix processors.
Rental company Masque Sound (East Rutherford, NJ) recently purchased a JBL VerTec line array system. Says JBL VP of tour sound, David Scheirman, “The synergy of JBL's loudspeaker system technology with the unique technical expertise of Masque Sound creates interesting new options for independent sound designers who cater to musical theater and corporate events.”…Omnimount Systems partnered with D-Tools' Manufacturer Partnership Program (MPP), which allows companies to access up-to-date OmniMount product information…Washington's The Gorge Ampitheatre features Ford Audio's (Burbank, WA) Electro-Voice XLC as the house delay rig, combined with additional boxes rented from Horne Audio (Portland, OR). Ford Audio's Gary Ford says, “This is a broad, asymmetrical venue and in addition to the house delays, we usually fly side arrays of five XLCs to cover the audience areas adjacent to the stage. For [a recent REO Speedwagon show], the wide dispersion of the XLC and XLD combination made a stage-right array unnecessary.”…Lenny Kravitz is out on tour with FOH engineer Laurie Quigley, using a Midas XL4 console and eight XTA 226s, which were processed through BSS Omnidrives. Says system tech Ted Bible, “They used the BSS to split and tune it properly, and used the EQ in them, as well.”