imgNashville, TN (March 7, 2014)—The Blackbird Academy’s inaugural Live Sound Engineering program recently joined the crew for the Luke Bryan tour, assisting in the load-in, soundcheck and load-out for the show.

After finishing their first six weeks of instruction, the students headed to Lexington, KY for Luke Bryan's sold-out That’s My Kind of Night tour. The tour, supported by the Nashville arm of Clair, used an extensive gear list that included a Midas XL-4 console at FOH, a Yamaha SPX 90II, an Eventide Eclipse, multiple Aphex 622s, an Avid Pro Tools Rig, a DiGiCo SD7 with Waves Soundgrid server at monitorworld, a TC Electronic M3000, and a plethora of Clair i-5, i-5B and BT-218 cabinets.

“It was an amazing experience for the students, from load-in to load-out and all of the education in-between. Students had All Access Passes, a first-class ride on a brand-new tour bus, great engineering/music and topped the weekend off with meeting the star of the show,” said director of Live Sound, Tony Cottrill.

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