New York, NY (April 9, 2014)—Pop-rock band Hedley is touring Canada with a Meyer Sound Leo system in tow, supplied by Richmond, BC-based KiAN Concert Sound Services.
The typical configuration for the smaller venues is 12 Leo-M line array loudspeakers per side, which is increased to 15 per side for larger arenas. Available as needed are 24 Milo, 12 M’elodie, and two Mica line array loudspeakers for outfill, front-fill and downfill applications, respectively. A dozen 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements and 12 700-HP subwoofers supply low-end reinforcement, while a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system comprising one Galileo 616 AES and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors supplies drive and alignment. A half-dozen MJF-212A stage monitors are used for stage foldback.
“Leo has been dynamite for every show,” says Russ Giroux, FOH engineer and tour manager for Hedley. “I can get a clean, tight pop mix out of Leo in difficult arenas. Even when the roof level is different from one side to the other, or with very steep 200 levels, I still get solid, uniform coverage.”
KiAN has supplied two 96-input Avid Venue Profile consoles for FOH and monitors, while the band uses Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless microphones along with Sennheiser G3 IEM and instrument systems.
“I admit that I decided to take out this rig having never heard LEO before, so I was taking a chance,” says Giroux. “But I’ve worked with KiAN for years, and I was told great things about LEO by people I respect. They were right.”
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.