Dave Rat, founder of Rat Sound Systems (second row, in white shirt), led a four-hour discussion with students at Full Sail University (Orlando, Fla.) about the ups and downs of concert sound—and everything in the middle.
The Black Crowes are currently touring in support of their latest album. The outing sees Scott “Scoobie” Scherban at FOH and Drew Consalvo at monitors. Mics are all Shure…Sugar Creek Baptist Church (Sugar Land, TX) added a DiGiCo CS-D5 at FOH; the board was selected by the venue's director of technical production, Rick Russell, and tech production assistants John Austin and Nya Dillard…Sheryl Crow's FOH engineer, Sean “Sully” Sullivan, has put together a live sound system based on a Digidesign VENUE D-Show Profile integrated with a Pro Tools HD system…Boston's Higginson Hall hired systems integrator Matrix 1 to convert and upgrade its P.A. from an announce system to a multifaceted one. Project manager Chaz Loews chose Martin Audio AQ5s in a distributed system…Brownsville, TN-based Tennessee Concert Sound handled the numerous commencement programs at the University of Mississippi, bringing in a D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker system for the four different venues.