Boston, MA (June 24, 2016)—The recent outdoor Boston Calling festival in Boston’s City Hall Plaza brought the likes of Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, and Haim to town, to perform through two Meyer Sound LEO family systems, provided by Atkinson, N.H.-based Rainbow Production Services.
“This was the first year we had the LEO Family on both stages, with LEO on the Blue Stage and Lyon on the smaller Red Stage,” said Scott Tkachuk, CTO and touring director for Rainbow. “That combination gave us a lot more control, which was critical as we were surrounded by 60-story buildings of concrete and glass. Those boxes can throw for days, but the critical factor here was precise control. LEO and LYON gave us better coverage with fewer reflections. That was a big win.”
The Boston Calling systems at both the Blue and Red stages comprised a total of 24-each LEO-M and LYON line array loudspeakers along with 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, 18 700-HP subwoofers, and seven JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers. The combined onstage foldback systems included a total of 12 MJF-212A and MJF-210 stage monitors, eight MICA line array loudspeakers, eight 700-HP subwoofers, and three 900-LFC elements.
According to Tkachuck, the linear characteristics of the LEO Family were also a good match for Boston Calling’s eclectic lineup. “We had everything from neo-acoustic to alt rock and EDM, and the FOH mixers were all blown away by what they heard, even though some of them had never experienced the LEO Family before. The LEO Family has been a game-changer for Rainbow. It’s helped us grow as a company by opening new opportunities across all rental markets.”