HARMAN NEWS SERVICE — Loudness Sonorizacao of Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of Brazil’s leading concert audio suppliers, recently provided a large, multi-array JBL VERTEC® line array system for legendary rock band Rush at an outdoor show in Rio de Janeiro. The concert was part of Rush’s “Time Machine Tour” and was held at the Praca de Apoteose (Apotheosis Square) venue, famous as a staging site for Rio’s legendary Carnival.
Rush’s “Time Machine Tour” embarked in July 2010 and is expected to continue through the end of 2011. For the tour, Rush is playing its album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever. The concerts on the tour also include selections from Rush’s upcoming album, Clockwork Angels, while also featuring performances of Rush’s most popular songs, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Closer to the Heart” and “Limelight.”
The main PA system deployed for Rush by Loudness featured a total of 60 VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements. The main left and right arrays each consisted of 18 VT4889 loudspeakers, each accompanied by an array of 12 VT4880A ultra-long excursion arrayable subwoofers. For outfill, Loudness provided arrays of 12 VT4889 loudspeakers per side. The system also included 36 SRX728 floor-stacked subwoofers. Crown I-Tech 8000 amplifiers powered the system.
“We enjoy using the VERTEC line arrays because of their easy setup and their consistent performance,” said Marcio Pilot, co-owner of Loudness Sonorizacao. “The system performed to expectations for the Rush concert. We were very happy with the results.”
Front of house engineer Brad Madix, who has been mixing Rush’s Time Machine tour worldwide, was enthusiastic about the results achieved for the show in Rio.
“Rush usually carries a JBL-loaded line array system from Clair Global,” noted Madix. “But on international tour legs, when we are not carrying our own full rig, I’m always excited when a JBL VERTEC system is available. Used with the V4 DSP presets developed by JBL’s Paul Bauman, the VERTEC rig sounds full and powerful with plenty of detail. It really complements the band’s musical style. We had a fantastic show in Rio with Marcio and his team from Loudness.”
For more information on Loudness Sonorizacao, please visit www.loudness.com.br
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