Celtic Woman recently toured the U.S. with a Meyer Sound PA supplied by Masque Sound.New York (December 14, 2007)--Celtic Woman--an amalgam of music genres ranging from symphonic to a cappella and Irish folk to pop--recently toured the U.S. with a Meyer Sound system of Milo array loudspeakers, supplied by Masque Sound (East Rutherford, NJ).
"We are in different venues each night; some are intimate, and others are very big," said FOH engineer Wayne Pauley, "so the PA setup could be different every night as well. It's almost like 28 different five-minute shows and five or six musical genres in the space of two hours. It's very demanding on the sound system, and it's made me even more of a fan of the Milo."
The main system, 20 Milos and four Milo 120 high-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeakers, are reconfigured to adapt to each venue's conditions. The system also includes two side hangs of four MSL-4 horn-loaded long-throw loudspeakers each, as well as 10 UPM-1P ultracompact wide coverage loudspeakers for front fill, and four CQ-2 narrow coverage main loudspeakers for infills. A Galileo loudspeaker management system utilizing two Galileo 616 units is used to provide DSP signal control for the system.
"We've got a great team of guys, and that really helps make it a lot less challenging," noted Pauley. That team also included monitor engineer Gordon Adams, RF tech Jason Dallin, A2 Jason McCarrick, and production manager Scotty Ross, as well as Masque Sound's production coordinator Mitchell Keller, systems coordinator Lorne Grabe, and systems designer and executive director Lucas Corrubia.