The Meyer Sound Milo rig used on the recent U.S. mini tour by Diana Ross. Detroit, MI (August 28, 2007)--Diana Ross got her start in Motown, so it's only fitting that on her recent U.S. tour supporting her latest release, I Love You, Thunder Audio (Taylor, MI) supplied a Meyer Sound loudspeaker system for her performances at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, and the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI, located just outside Detroit.
The self-powered Meyer Sound system was centered on two arrays of 12 Milo high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers each, along with a half-dozen UPA-1P compact wide coverage loudspeakers for frontfill.
FOH engineer E. Kevin Jones mixed the shows on Thunder's Midas Heritage 3000 console, while Michael Droke handled the monitor mixes on a second Heritage 3000. "The Milo really does sound great," says Droke. "We've specified it on Diana's rider for the U.S. dates, and we'll be carrying a full Meyer rig for the upcoming European dates, including around 36 Milo boxes, as well as the Galileo (loudspeaker management system)."
"The emotional intensity of a Diana Ross show is as strong today as it has ever been," says Thunder Audio VP Paul Owen. "Her voice is a part of our musical culture, known and beloved by millions. There's no loudspeaker I would trust more than Milo to deliver every nuance of a classic singer like Diana Ross."