New York, NY (July 20, 2017)—Eighth Day Sound made the rounds with The 1975 this spring, on the seventh leg of the band’s U.S. tour. Playing to increasingly larger crowds this time around, the tour upgraded to an Adamson Systems Engineering E-Series and S-Series FOH loudspeaker system.
“Eighth Day had invested in Adamson and we’d had some fantastic festival gigs using their systems,” said Jay Rigby, FOH engineer for The 1975, “so we thought we might as well take the system out and put it through its paces, and we’ve had really great results.”
The typical configuration featured main hangs of a dozen or more E15 three-way, true line source enclosures per side, with three more compact E12s underneath each to cover the nearfield. Those were flanked by arrays of E119 subwoofers and side fill arrays of up to 12 compact S10 two-way, full range cabinets. An additional 24 E119s were set up in 12 stacks of two and evenly spaced across the lip of the stage in a slight arc, along with eight S10 cabinets as front fills.
The tour played everything from major arenas like Madison Square Garden to theatres and sheds, so the need for scalability put Adamson’s Blueprint AV simulation software to the test. “The versatility and precision that Blueprint AV offers when predicting the system’s coverage within the various spaces was excellent,” said FOH system tech Dan Bluhm of Eighth Day Sound.
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