Berlin (May 31, 2007)–Linkin Park may be spending its summer playing stadiums around the world as it headlines its “Projekt Revolution” package tour, but in Berlin last month, the red-hot hard rock act played for a select crowd of industry bigwigs and die-hard fans in Berlin’s Kesselhaus beer hall. Bringing the musical energy onstage to the masses was an Adamson Yaxis PA.
Pooch Van Druten (center) pauses with fellow crewmembers and the Adamson Yaxis PA used for a recent Linkin Park gig in Berlin.Kenneth “Pooch” Van Druten, Linkin Park’s FOH engineer, specified Adamson for the upcoming Linkin Park dates after meeting with Jesse Adamson and hearing the system at a ZZ Top gig in Corpus Christi, TX,
For the Berlin show, Jochen Sommer, Adamson’s newest addition to its European support personnel, assisted with the final system design, which featured eight Y10s and a pair of T-21 Subs per side to cover the main floor and the rear balcony. The system was ground stacked and was provided by Concert Sound U.K. The system used Lab.gruppen fP3400s and fP6400s for power and XTA DP226s for processing. Van Druten commented, “I’ve got to compliment the smooth sound, the homogeneous coverage and the linear behaviour of the system…it allowed me to fully concentrate on the mix.”
Four Adamson M15s were used for stage monitoring and one M15 per side was placed behind the Y10 stacks pointing towards the stage, as the small size of the stage did not allow for additional side fills boxes. Monitor engineer Kevin “Tater” McCarthy noted, “It was so simple to work with the M15’s on the stage, because of their sheer power, sound and high gain before feedback.”
Adamson Systems Engineering