Meridian, MS (September 10, 2004)–On the Warped Tour’s Brand Name Records Uproar Stage, The Letters Organize and Nor Am I were the main attractions musically, but for pro audio fans, the selection of Peavey audio gear on hand was pretty interesting all on its own.
Armed with Peavey professional QW Series loudspeakers and a Feedback Ferret II feedback eliminator, the Uproar Stage endured the grueling 44-date trip and hardcore abuse that comes with a punk rock tour. Brand Name co-founder and Uproar Stage manager Lou Galluch said the Peavey sound system helped the bands perform better because they could hear themselves well–a rarity for any band touring the underground circuit.
“Thanks to the enormous power Peavey gave us,” he said, “we were able to provide fans with a clear, well-mixed and produced set. Our Peavey sound system ran without fail every day and was an amazing asset to the Uproar Stage.”
Peavey techs based the stage’s stereo three-way system around multiple QW Series loudspeakers and an Architectural Acoustics Digitool MX programmable processor and control system Additionally, they used the Digitool’s 8×8 I/O configuration as a crossover to split the signal between sets of QW 4 speakers and QW 218 speakers at stage left and stage right.
The sound techs used two QW 4 speakers to deliver the mid and high frequencies, sending the mids through dual 15″ Pro Rider speakers and highs through CH 942qt constant directivity horns equipped with 4″ 44XT titanium compression drivers. A pair of Crest Audio Pro 5200 amps drove the QW 4 speakers and the QW ML/MR stage monitors. The low frequencies–powered by two Crest Audio Pro 9200 amps–went to dual QW 218 subs.
A full range of Peavey PVM Series vocal, instrument and drum microphones sent the source signals into a comprehensive Peavey live sound processing rig, which included two Feedback Ferret II automatic feedback eliminators, four CEL-2a compressor/expander/limiter units, two DeltaFex multi-effects processors and three Q231FX equalizers.
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