Sound Company: Clair Bros./Showco
FOH Engineer: Jim Ebdon
FOH Console: DiGiCo D5 64-channel digital. “We can run thefiber-optic cable from a box onstage out to the console, sothere’s no thick cables anymore. And the quality’sfantastic.”
Monitor Engineer: Tim Paterson
Monitor Console: Midas Heritage 3000.
P.A.: Clair Bros. I-4 line array, with the new crossovers, andClair I/O loudspeaker controller from Lake Technologies. At OrpheumTheatre (San Francisco), system included two 5-inch and four 10-inchcabinets per side, with two I-4B bass cabinets and two S-4 subs perside. A series of P-2s covered the outer reaches.
Other Gear of Note: Annie Lennox’s vocal chain startswith an Audio-Technica 4054, “a good-quality mic that doesn’tcolor the sound at all,” says Ebdon, who travels with a Focusrite ISA430 Producer Pack and BSS 901 compressor. “She has a very dynamicvocal, and I like to compress the high-mids in her voice.”
Tour Dates: May-June North American theater tour.
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