New York (March 29, 2006)–While Simple Minds is touring with a DiGiCo live mixing desk, as noted here a few days ago, that’s not the end of its touring rig. EML, supplying gear for the excursion, has provided the tour with an assortment of Adamson’s Y-Axis and SpekTrix line arrays to accommodate the needs of each individual venue.
When the tour makes the rounds to Belgium and Holland, EML will use a mixture of Y-18s and Y-10s provided by EML Belgium and EML Holland respectively. In Scandinavia and Germany, Nordic Rentals, Adamson support for Denmark, Sweden and Norway, will pitch in some Y-18s for the local shows. Livesound B-AG from Bern, is supplying Simple Minds with product for the Switzerland dates, MPM will supply the France dates and another Adamson partner is expected to join the tour for the Italian dates.
Patrick Demoustier, EML’s Chief Engineer and Simple Minds FOH engineerThe European leg of the tour kicked off in Dublin on January 30 and will run until April 16 in Greece, when Simple Minds is off on a brief stint in Asia and Australia. The tour returns to Europe on June 1 and runs to August 8, then continues on to North America shortly after.
Patrick Demoustier, EML’s chief engineer and Simple Minds FOH engineer, said “Due to their directive character, line arrays must be set up correctly to achieve their maximum potential.” Comparing them to F1 cars, he stated “You can drive them very hard but there is no room for error.” This is reportedly why he insists on using Adamson Shooter for each venue, it allows him to achieve the maximum potential of the Adamson Line-Arrays.
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