A number of Avid live systems were used during this year’s Austin City Limits Festival.
Austin, TX (December 16, 2013)—For the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival, held October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13, 2013, sound crews used Avid Profile systems to mix more than 150 acts over the two-weekend event. Sound reinforcement companies LD Systems (Houston, TX), Big House Sound (Austin, TX), Crossroads Audio (Dallas, TX), Thunder Audio (Livonia, MI), and Miller Pro AVL (Austin, TX) all used Avid live systems to provide sound for the festival’s eight stages.
“Almost every artist at the event was using Avid Profile systems—they were everywhere,” states Robert Ausmus, director of Production Services for LD Systems. “A lot of bands have files for them. It’s pretty much the default festival board, period.”
The sound companies employed a mix of Profile, Mix Rack, and SC48 systems at front of house and monitors to support an eclectic mix of performers, including some of the world’s most notable acts like Radiohead side project Atoms for Peace.
“We tour with Profiles at front of house and for monitors,” explains Sean “Sully” Sullivan, front of house engineer for Atoms for Peace. “You see them everywhere—they’re easy to use, the layout is ergonomic, and they sound amazing.”