Whitinsville, MA (June 25, 2014)—Following its purchase of an Eastern Acoustic Works Anya system, Sound Image will use the new PA on Tom Petty’s upcoming Hypnotic Eye arena tour.
Petty's longtime FOH engineer, Robert Scovill, will be on-hand for the tour, which will make stops at the Gorge and Red Rocks amphitheaters along with a special night at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. EAW Resolution software will be used to adapt the coverage of the 54 module Anya system to match the requirements of the venues on the tour.
“This is a very big day for EAW,” said Jeff Rocha, president of EAW. “The collaboration between this specific artist, engineer and sound company is as good as it gets. Robert’s selection of Anya further reinforces the industry shift away from conventional line arrays in favor of the pioneering technologies of adaptive performance.”
Dave Shadoan, president of Sound Image added, "We analyze, watch and develop evolving technology closely and we strive to remain at the technological forefront in the touring industry. When we see a product that has the potential to cut a new path, we will certainly get involved. When Robert Scovill came to us with the concept of using Anya for Tom Petty, we knew that it was time to pay attention as we had been monitoring the Anya system as well.”
“Robert is a very talented engineer and we have had a strong relationship for many years. As we roll this system out for its first major tour, we're confident that it's in very capable hands. It will be a great opportunity for Sound Image to show the system to other engineers that are curious about Adaptive Performance technology, allowing them to see how it can be used with their clients moving forward,” Shadoan added.
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