New York (June 1, 2007)-- Bowfire is a new stage show which combines step and tap dancing with fiddle-playing, and in mid-May, played a special one-off show at the 2,000-seat Centre in the Square theatre in Kitchener, Ontario which was recorded in HDTV for broadcast in the US and for an upcoming live DVD. The entire show was run from an InnovaSon Sy80 digital console at the house position by Dennis Mortson with an Sy48 on monitors manned by monitor engineer/wireless tech John Smith.
An InnovaSon Sy80 is used at the house position for Bowfire. All audio was supplied by Apex Sound & Light based in Pickering, Ontario, and event production was under the guidance of Apex’s Chris James who also serves as Bowfire’s technical co-coordinator for touring and live projects.
“We’ve been using a Sy80 at FOH for Bowfire tours for a while now and thought this was the perfect project to introduce the Sy48 for monitors, as the previous digital console could not keep up with the automation required for expansion of the show," noted James. "Now both consoles are able to share a single stage rack loaded with 56 pre-amps.
The speaker system chosen by Mortson for this project and all Bowfire touring is the new d&b Audiotechnik Q series, Q1 line array with Q7 under-fill, Qsubs for lows and B2 subs for ultra low.
James concluded by saying, "The d&b loudspeaker system combined with InnovaSon consoles and their great-sounding preamps has allowed for a show with nearly 60 channels of audio, without a single graphic equalizer or crossover existing at either FOH or monitor positions… proof that if consistency is maintained from top to bottom, digital audio quality not only equals analog but surpasses it, making traditional methods of EQ compensation unnecessary."