Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier toured Europe this summer with a Meyer Sound LYON™ linear sound reinforcement system, playing his blend of traditional Alpine folk and rock for audiences of 20,000 and more. The LYON system was part of a complete audio, video, and lighting package supplied by Crailsheim, Germany-based Media Resource Group (MRG).
“I am very happy with LYON, and am figuring out more and more positive properties from show to show,” says Wolfgang “Wope” Peschmann, longtime FOH engineer for Gabalier. “For a cabinet of such small size, it has endless power under the hood. I haven’t reached the end of the system.”
The touring system featured front arrays of 12 LYON-M main line array loudspeakers over two LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeakers each, with low end provided by dual end-fire arrays of nine-each 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Out hangs were eight MICA® line array loudspeakers per side, and six UPQ-1P loudspeakers supplied front fill. For the largest venues, a delay system comprising two arrays of eight-each LYON loudspeakers and one array of three 1100-LFC loudspeakers was added. Control and optimization was provided by a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo Callisto 616 AES and two Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and two Galileo 616 processors.
“No matter where you stood in the crowd, the sound quality and sound level were consistently excellent,” says Steffen Haug, managing partner of MRG. “The feedback from audiences and technicians tells us that we made the right move when we invested in LYON. LYON and its associated components represent the ultimate quality in today’s loudspeaker systems.”
Peschmann mixed FOH on an Avid VENUE Profile console. Production manager for MRG was Thomas Gerhardt, and Thomas Heinrich was audio systems tech.
Gabalier’s “Open Air 2014” tour played 12 large outdoor venues in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, including a sold-out show for over 22,000 fans in Munich’s Königsplatz (King’s Square).