White House, TN (May 15, 2014)—For the recent tour with Christian hard-rock band Skillet, White House, TN-based Blackhawk Audio chose a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system to deliver the sound show after show in amphitheaters across North America.
“LEO is perfect for what we do,” said Robert Taylor, FOH engineer for the
Skillet tour. “You can feel the drums and the guitars, and the bass guitar has never sounded better.”
The standard configuration for the tour is 16 LEO-M line array loudspeakers per side, with two MICA line array loudspeakers per side used for down fill. Out-fill arrays consist of up to 10 MICA loudspeakers each, and 16 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements supply low-end reinforcement. The tour also carries four 700-HP subwoofers and four JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers for side fill. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors handles zoning, drive, and alignment.
“When we first fired up this rig and started line-checking, people were walking around with huge grins on their faces,” said Taylor. “The sound is big, full, and in-your-face, but never harsh. The subs get down really low, under 40 cycles with no problem, but they stay musical while they’re doing it.”
An Avid SC48 console is chosen for both FOH and monitoring mixing. The tour is also carrying Shure UHF-R wireless microphone systems and IEMs for Skillet, with additional Sennheiser G3 systems for opening acts.