Reinforcing JBL VERTECÂ® as the concert sound industryâ€™s most powerful, versatile, and reliable line array, Firehouse Productions has been providing sound reinforcement services for Nine Inch Nailsâ€™ current â€œLights in the Skyâ€? tour with a substantial arena-sized system.
In support of its recent release, â€œThe Slip,â€? Nine Inch Nails embarked on the â€œLights in the Skyâ€? tour with a performance in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 25. After two months of touring throughout North America, Nine Inch Nails is currently on tour in South America.
Over the years, Nine Inch Nails has earned a reputation for sonically and visually dynamic live performances, and the bandâ€™s current tour is no different. Three transparent â€œstealthâ€? video screens are raised and lowered throughout the concert, with animation and effects being displayed on the screens.
An equally sophisticated audio system completes the immersive experience of the concerts. Pete Keppler, front of house engineer for Nine Inch Nailsâ€™ â€œLive: With Teethâ€? tour in 2006, is handling the same duties for â€œLights in the Sky.â€? As in 2006, Firehouse Productions has deployed JBL VERTEC line arrays for the main PA system on the tour. â€œWe have enjoyed tremendous success with VERTEC in the past and have found it to be one of the most powerful and controllable line arrays available,â€? Keppler said.
The tour system features main left/right hangs of up to 14 VT4889 full-size line array elements per side along with wraps of eight VT4889 loudspeakers per side. The system is augmented by three VT4887 compact line array elements per side for down fill, along with VT4880A Ultra Long Excursion arrayable subwoofers.
â€œThe VERTEC system not only delivers what we need from an audio standpoint, but itâ€™s also extremely versatile, easy to configure and tune, especially with the improvements offered by JBLâ€™s new V4 DSP presets,â€? Keppler added. â€œFor a concert tour that aims to provide such an intense and immersive event, the VERTEC line arrays have proven to be the ideal fit.â€?
Firehouse Productions can be reached at www.firehouseproductions.com or at 845-758-9898.
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