Snoop Dogg performs at HSH-Nordbank Arena in Hamburg, Germany
Electro-Voice and Midas systems were deployed for Live Earth concerts on July 7 at London's Wembley Stadium and HSH-Nordbank Arena in Hamburg, Germany. German sound reinforcement company Satis&Fy handled the sound in Hamburg’s HSH-Nordbank Arena, where an audience of more than 30,000 gathered to see Jan Delay, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Katie Melua, Reamonn, Chris Cornell, Silbermond, Juli and Yusuf Islam.
The front-of-house and monitor positions were occupied by four Midas Heritage 3000 and two Heritage 2000 consoles, while Electro-Voice line arrays (X-Line and XLC) powered by Tour Grade TG-7 amps with RCM-26 Remote Control Modules projected the sound to the furthest reaches of the audience. An EV N8000 NetMax handled the signal distribution for routing, matrix, delays and master EQs.
Bernd Buthe of Satis&Fy
The three FOH and monitor pairings were said to perform flawlessly, despite 10-minute changeovers. To facilitate the tight schedule, there were no sound checks—only line checks—and no guest consoles. The three Midas Heritage FOH/monitor desk combinations were set up in a rotating A/B/C system; for example, while system A was active, system B was in line-check backstage and system C was being set up.
Jürgen Langhorst from EVI Audio, on-site to support the sound team, was delighted with the way things panned out. "Everyone in the crew—whether onstage or manning the consoles—deserves the highest praise. They did an outstanding job throughout the entire nine-hour show!"