Toronto, Canada (March 22, 2006)–Hot Canadian band Metric, nominated for the “Alternative Album Of The Year” at this year’s Juno Awards, kicked off its North American Tour, promoting a new album, Live it Out at Toronto’s Kool Haus. The 27,000 sq ft club was filled to capacity at both shows, with approximately 2,300 people in attendance.
Canadian hipster band Metric took on Kool Haus in Toronto, with the help of an Adamson Y10 line array PA.Emily Haines, Metric’s lead-vocalist commented, “It felt like an intimate show after Madison Square Garden,” where they had opened for the Rolling Stones on two consecutive nights in January. The PA used on the dates was an Adamson Systems Engineering Y10 system, supplied by Towers Productions.
Sean Richards mixed for Metric and commented, “Mixing Metric on an Adamson Y10 system, I am getting the clarity, range and focus I need for their inherent subtleties, along with just enough bite to justify a rock band, who needs to be heard as a rock band, in their increasingly energetic shows. I would suggest that of all of the line array systems available in a crowded market, Adamson has come in very near to (if not at) the top of the heap.”
The mains for the Kool Haus consisted of 12 Adamson Y10s, one SX 18 and one CB-1 per side, filled the corners and sides of the wide, rectangular shaped room. A dozen Adamson SX Subs were stacked three wide and two high directly beneath the main array by the stage, in order to not interfere with the line of sight for any area in the club. All Adamson’s speakers were powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers, and processed with XTA. Sean Richards is mixing the tour on a Midas Heritage 1000 console, while a Midas Siena is used for stage monitoring
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