FOH engineer Scott Tkachuk has been mixing Godsmack on the band's current tour, using a brand-new Meyer Lyon and Leo house system provided by Rainbow Production Services.
Atkinson, NH (May 21, 2015)—Rainbow Production Services of Atkinson, N.H. recently purchased a new Meyer Sound Lyon/Leo line array system and immediately put it on the road with hard rockers Godsmack’s U.S. tour.
“I’ve always liked working with Meyer rigs, but Lyon is something special,” says Scott Tkachuk, FOH engineer for Godsmack. “ When the band’s pushing hard and I’m going for it, I’ve still got 30 percent of my headroom available. I also like the way it tracks every move I make on my Midas Pro9 console. When I pull something out in the mix, it’s all right there. It’s a very responsive box.”
The touring system on the Godsmack tour comprises front hangs of 14-each Lyon linear line array loudspeakers, 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, 20 Mica line array loudspeakers for side hangs, and four JM-1P loudspeakers for front fill. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with one Galileo Callisto 616 AES and three Galileo Callisto 616 AES array processors provides system drive and alignment, while 10 MJF-212A stage monitors, four JM-1P loudspeakers, and two 700-HP subwoofers provide onstage foldback.
Having supplied Meyer Sound systems for every event genre from rock to comedy, Rainbow looked no further when it came time to expand its inventory. “The touring industry is changing rapidly, and the Leo Family gives me the power and the flexibility I need to easily adapt systems to any venue size,” says C. Michael Martell, president and CEO of Rainbow.
For Godsmack’s European tour leg, the band will continue with a Leo Family system through arrangements with U.K.-based Major Tom, Ltd.
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.