New York (July 14, 2005)–Toronto’s Live 8 took place at Barrie Park Place, where Canadians got a variety of acts, from Gordon Lightfoot playing solo acoustic guitar to Mötley Crüe being Mötley Crüe. Taking on audio chores for the day there was Toronto-based JasonAudio.
Things were relatively low-key for the Toronto show, according to Jeff Berryman, director of JasonAudio. “At FOH, we decided to create a relatively simple festival kit with two Midas XL4s with a basic signal processing package on each one. There were people raising their eyebrows and saying, ‘Don’t you want more consoles?’ but it turned out to not be a problem, because we used a festival mic patch and no one was demanding their own mic patch.”
Mötley Crüe brought its own Yamaha PM4000 for FOH and a Midas Heritage 3000 for monitors, joining the two other 3000s supplied by JasonAudio. The unusual PA for the gig comprised 22 Meyer Sound Milo line array boxes in the air, plus four more on the ground for 26 a side. Hung next to the Milos were Electro-Voice X subs and then on the ground sat 24 proprietary Jason horn-loaded subs.