New York (September 23, 2004)–New York City’s Masque Sound has ordered more than 100 Vortex 6 amplifiers from German manufacturer Camco, with further orders in the pipeline. The new amps are being specified for live concert and touring events, and are playing a key role in Masque’s system design for We Will Rock You, a new musical opening at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
According to Masque’s head of Concert Division Lucas Rico Corrubia, the new amps changed the sound quality of the company’s V-Dosc rigs. “I just couldn’t believe how the CAMCOS made V-Dosc sound like a different cabinet,” says Corrubia. “Masque is a V-Dosc house, but when we substituted the Camco amps, it was quite literally like going from night into day. They have such a smooth and even response, when other amps can be a bit ‘bitey’, and, as an orchestral mixer, I can now hear frequencies that I’ve been missing for a long time. We’re getting a lot more low end, and the amps have really warmed up the V-Dosc speakers unbelievably.”
Masque’s Concert Division has already used the V-Dosc/dV-Dosc and Camco rig on a number of shows this summer, including Julio Iglesias, Phil Collins, Tony Bennett, Brian McKnight, Tina Turner and Sammy Hagar. Another big test for the system saw Lucas Rico Corrubia get behind the desk himself to mix sound for the ‘Summer of Love’ rally for 40,000 people in New York’s Central Park.