The Big Top Stage at Easterfest sported everything from EV speakers and amps to monitors and microphones as well.Australia (April 15, 2008)–This year’s Easterfest in Toowoomba, Australia, featured seven stages across Queens Park. Inside a large six pole tent, the festival “B” stage sported a full Electro-Voice sound system, including XLC/XLD combination line arrays, QRx 218 subs, and a spread of new Phoenix monitors, all powered by EV amplifiers.
The “Big Top stage” also used a complete EV microphone kit. Along with a number of RE-1 wireless systems, a pair of new REV wireless handheld transmitters were on hand. The REV dual receiver was purchased by longtime festival FOH engineer Phill Webb, who remarked, “I have an extensive collection of vintage EV microphones, many of which are chrome, so having chrome transmitters seemed to be a natural extension; if you can’t hide it, you highlight it!” N/D967 dynamic and RE510 condenser capsules were also on hand for each transmitter.
“The venue did everything from contemporary worship service to acoustic performance to thrash rock and roll, with the REV transmitters out front for all performances,” Webb adds. “We used the RE510 heads for the worship service and changed to N/D967 heads for the rock bands. Simple!”
In addition to the REV wireless, the stage also had a complement of wired RE510 and N/D967 mics for backing vocals. A drum kit full of EV mics (468, 168, 868, Cardinal, and RE200) and Ravens on the guitar amps completed the picture. “The mics worked perfectly throughout the three-day festival,” Webb says, “and the REV’s worked faultlessly too, with no RF or sonic issues at all.”