Oxnard, Calif.-based Rat Sound Systems supplied gear for Rock forChoice at the Hollywood Palladium. Rock for Choice, founded by punkrock band L7, uses rock musicians to educate young men and womennationwide about registering to vote and taking action to protectfundamental freedoms. This show’s lineup included Lisa Loeb, BenHarper (pictured), Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow.
All acoustic, the show was low volume but filled with dynamic andcrisp vocals through the Rat Sound-provided P.A. Rat employed its Rattrap 5 system hung in a 3×3 configuration and complemented by 12 Ratdual 18-inch subwoofers. The system was controlled by a new KlarkTeknik DN9848 digital system processor, which provided EQ, crossover,time alignment and limiting in a 4-in/8-out package. Front of house wasrounded out by a Midas XL4 console with processing by Drawmer, BSS,Yamaha, Eventide and TC Electronic.
Monitor duties were handled by Rat MicroWedges 12s and a MidasHeritage 3000 consoles, in addition to BSS outboard gear, Shure PSM700and in-ears.