New York, NY (October 26, 2016)—Canadian teen popstar Shawn Mendes recently crossed North America with audio support from Highland Heights, OH-based Eighth Day Sound, which fielded an Adamson E-Series line array system for the production.
The tour closed out with a 270-degree gig in the arena at Madison Square Garden, requiring the production’s full complement of Adamson E and S-Series line array modules and subwoofers. Throughout the tour, larger arena shows used left-right arrays made up of 12 E15 and three E12 enclosures with a total of 16 E119 subwoofers flown in two arrays of eight. 12 S10 enclosures per side were selected for outfill when necessary. Further low end was provided by 16 E119 ground-stacked subwoofers. Front fill was covered by eight S10 enclosures.
Playing the Garden required additional reinforcement, however, so more E-Series enclosures were brought in—a dozen E15 and three E12 enclosures. Two more line arrays, made up of eight S10 enclosures each, were utilized to cover the expanded listening area. There were also two delay towers of eight S10 each hung behind/above FOH to cover seats where sound was blocked by the scoreboard.
“I had not used the rig before, but had heard it many times and really liked the sound quality,” said Tom Wood, FOH engineer for Mendes. “When I talked with Eighth Day Sound and they explained how flexible the system was, I knew it would work—and it was exceptional. The E119 is probably one of the best subs I have used, ever. It is mind blowing how much power consistently comes out of those boxes.”
Adamson Systems Engineering