Redditch, UK (June 14, 2006)–SSE Audio Group recently purchased a half-dozen of Dolby Live Sound’s Lake Contour Pro26D loudspeaker processing units from U.K. distributor Out Board, bringing SSE’s Lake Contour inventory to eight. SSE is providing production sound on a European tour by rock legends Deep Purple, with four Contours providing management and system control of a unique hybrid of L-Acoustics and Nexo speaker elements under the supervision of Gert Sanner, systems engineer, supporting Doug Hall, Deep Purple’s FOH engineer.
Deep Purple is touring with a unique hybrid of L-Acoustics and Nexo speaker elements from the UK’s SSE Audio Group. The system is controlled by four Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors under the supervision of systems engineer Gert Sanner using a wireless tablet.Sanner’s system configuration for the arena tour, which featured special guest Alice Cooper on the German shows, has one Lake Contour running the L-Acoustics V-Dosc three-way main hangs with a second Contour providing bi-amped left and right dV-Dosc underhang mixes together with brickwall-filtered feeds to Nexo CD18 sub-bass cabinets.
A third Contour drives a pair of dV-Dosc sidehangs combined with Nexo Alpha subs, all fed in reversed-stereo with respect to the main V-Dosc system to provide some image spread in the stage-side audience areas. The fourth Contour takes matrix mixes from the console and distributes them to a center dV-Dosc system and sub array.
Four of SSE’s Lake Contours initially provided loudspeaker management and system EQ/delay on Canadian singer Michael BoublÈ’s “It’s Time” European tour, which also featured SSE’s recent L-Acoustics acquisitions. A further four units were assigned to EQ and delay zone control on the Oasis tour, specified by FOH engineer Bruce Johnson, for use with SSE’s Nexo Geo-T Line array system. Lake processing is also central to SSE’s 2006 summer festival circuit outings, starting with the UK’s Download Festival, where the Lake Contour and V-Dosc system is being fully exercised by metal headliners Tool and Metallica.