Oxnard, CA (April 22, 2011)–Rat Sound is providing sound reinforcement for the current leg of Prince’s Welcome 2 America tour.
Dave Rat, president of Rat Sound, explained, “In February, Rat got a call on a Thursday, and by Sunday, we had three semi trucks of prepped gear headed to Oakland for a 2AM load-in.” Since then, Rat Sound has supplied the sound system for Prince’s tour, and is currently in the middle of an unprecedented 21-gig run at the Los Angeles Forum.
“Prince is not the alternative rock that Rat has become primarily known for, however years of experience in the high-pressure trenches and with complexities of large-scale touring makes a gig like Prince well within our realm,” said Rat.
The system being used consists of six hangs of 10 L-Acoustics K1 in the round, with 42 dV-Dosc, and 40 SB28 subs powered by L-Acoustics LA8 amplifiers. At FOH, French FOH engineer Majid Malki and Fred Lucas have used a Midas Heritage 3000 console. Rat Sound sent out a crew of eight, consisting of Ronnie Kimball, Milk Arnold, George Squires, Tommy Caraisco, Taka Nakai, Manny Perez and Phil Reynolds with Roz Jones, Tim Engwall and Peter Baigent changing in three positions at the L.A. Forum.
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