International star/personality Robbie Williams embarked on a run of 13 stadium shows around the UK, Ireland and Germany this past summer. Britannia Row Productions supplied a V-DOSC system with BSS OmniDrive units performing system control chores. “Because of the different sizes and shapes of each venue, we used a very different V-DOSC arrangement in each city,” explained FOH engineer Dave Bracey. “We’re using the same basic system as on Robbie’s last arena tour, but on a much grander scale.” The line array rig was designed and tweaked by V-DOSC system engineer Sherif El Barbari. “We are tailoring the system not just for the venue’s width and length, but also for its height,” noted El Barbari, who added that the accuracy of the system’s coverage for an extra 5dB SPL in levels inside each venue, despite strict noise-pollution limits. FOH control was provided by a Midas XL4 and XL3 stretch, while support band Toploader was mixed on a Sony DMX-R100 digital console. Onstage monitors included Turbosound’s new TFM-450 wedges powered by C-Audio Pulse amps; processing functions were performed by BSS FDS-334 MiniDrive units.