Port Perry, Ontario (September 5, 2014)—For American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s tour promoting his latest album, Supernova, a full Adamson Energia sound system was provided by Highland Heights, Ohio-based Eighth Day Sound.
Eighth Day Sound provided 24 E15, 36 E12 and 12 E218 enclosures powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers. For all of his FOH needs, FOH engineer Jon Lemon used a DiGiCo SD10 digital console.
Familiar with the E15 line array enclosures from when he was out with Smashing Pumpkins, Lemon quickly got used to the new E12 line array enclosures and E218 subwoofer. “When I checked out the new E12 I was surprised how similar it sounded to the E15 and how even it was through the full bandwidth; I was impressed,” Lemon said.
“The Adamson system is very flexible and easy to use,” said Kyle Walsh, system tech for Eighth Day Sound. “After I shoot the room/mark points, I put the data into the Adamson Blueprint AV software and it creates specifics for handling the system and we’re set. Depending upon riggers, we can be in and up in two hours.”
Walsh also points out that the tour has played in a variety of venues which required a system versatile enough to be reconfigured to suit the space.
“I’ve flown all E12s, all E15s, a mix of both—even stacked them in some places,” Walsh mused. “It sounds terrific no matter what configuration we put together.”