New York (August 2, 2011)–Ray LaMontagne’s next tour leg starts later this month, but the spring found him travelling with Meyer Sound Mica and Milo boxes from Thunder Audio.
“I’ve been using Mica in theatres for a long time,” said LaMontagne’s FOH engineer, Doug Dawson, “but Ray’s been doing so well that we’ve started playing outdoor venues. We’re using Milo outside, and I love it.”
For smaller theatres, Thunder Audio supplied 32 Mica line array loudspeakers, 16 per side; 12 700-HP subwoofers, flown six per side; and eight M’elodie line array loudspeakers serving as front fills. For larger outdoor venues, 32 Milo line array loudspeakers substituted for the Mica loudspeakers, also in a 16-per-side configuration. Signal distribution and optimization was handled by Meyer Sound’s Galileo loudspeaker management system.
Mike “Savage” Nichamin, the tour’s systems engineer and designer, noted, “The integration between the systems is absolutely seamless with the minimum amount of EQ applied. The Galileo loudspeaker management system is one of–if not the–best on the market today, allowing us to configure the various systems daily with ease. I have been using these systems almost exclusively since they came onto the market, and I really don’t want to have to work with anything else. Plus, they sound absolutely fantastic.”
Nichamin continues: “In fact, Dean Norman, Ray’s monitor engineer, likes them so much he’s ditched the standard wedge monitor and is now using a pair of M’elodies along the downstage edge for Ray’s fill.”