East Rutherford, NJ (June 5, 2007)–The mammoth, day-long concert known as Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis, July 7 at Giants Stadium, will use Riedel’s Artist Digital Matrix intercom system and Digital Partyline (DPL) system.
Firehouse Productions, supplier of live sound support including RF and intercom systems, will provide the international broadcast team with the DPL system driven by Riedel’s Artist matrix intercom, as it recently did for the first live telecast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City.
Similarly, independent broadcast company Arena Television will utilize Riedel equipment, including its DPL system, for Live Earth in London, also held July 7, at Wembley National Stadium.
The ability to decentralize the architecture at Live Earth in the US, a massive and sprawling event that requires the interfacing of 13 broadcast trucks outside the stadium with FOH and monitor consoles for some 15 bands and artists, was a similarly key component in the Firehouse team’s decision to again employ three frames of fibre-networked Riedel equipment.
Firehouse Productions vice president Mark Ditmar noted, “We’re using Riedel equipment because it’s the best tool for the job. Our first load-in day is also our first soundcheck day, and that, on a three semi-truck show, is a tough pace.”
Firehouse Productions will employ three Riedel Artist 64 digital intercom matrix systems, allowing it to locate one frame at the broadcast trucks, one at the monitor console area and one at FOH. The Artist platform is a digital matrix design for intercoms as well as for the distribution of analog and digital audio and TCP/IP data signals.
Riedel Communications Inc.