London, UK (February 6, 2014)—London-based Capital Sound chose a self-powered Meyer Sound Milo line array system to accompany the 15-city European tour of the extreme stunt show, Nitro Citrus Live.
“With the show being on the floor of the venue, the cable routings, power distribution, and any amplifiers that would normally be sited on the
ground would get in the way,” explained Paul Timmins, general manager of
Capital Sound. “Also, with the tight schedule for rigging and de-rigging, speed was of the essence. To achieve all these aims, we deployed a customized Milo system with dedicated power distribution on top of each hang. This meant we could put any hang in any position in the building, all linked via an Optocore fiber optic digital network system.”
For most shows, the coverage requirement was for either 270 degrees or 360 degrees. The general setup featured six hangs of nine Milo loudspeakers over three Mica line array loudspeakers, with two arrays of nine Mica loudspeakers each for delay, eight UPA-1P loudspeakers for fill, and 16 700-HP subwoofers positioned under the lander ramps. A Galileo loudspeaker management system with three Galileo 616 processors supplied system drive and optimization.
As directed by George Gorga, head of sound for Nitro Circus Live, the main hangs were flown just off-center in each venue. With this positioning, and the arrays pre-cabled and on dollies, the Capital Sound team could rig the system clear of everything else that was going on, significantly decreasing setup time.
Inputs for the show principally came from 10 Shure UHF-R handheld and headset microphones, plus a pair of Denon D-630 CD players, all mixed by Gorga on a Yamaha M7CL digital console. In addition to the main Meyer Sound system, console outputs also fed eight Sennheiser 2000 series IEM transmitters with 16 receivers, plus Sennheiser HD-25 headphones for local monitoring.