Radiohead, In Rainbows, Storms The Globe With L-ACOUSTICS

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OXNARD, CA--Longtime L-ACOUSTICS user Radiohead has returned to the road this summer in support of its latest album, In Rainbows, which shook up the record industry when it was first made available online last October for basically whatever price fans chose to pay.
Firehouse Productions of Red Hook, NY, served as the sound provider for the US tour legs, with Wigwam Acoustics of Heywood (Manchester), UK, handled the European dates.

The tour's FOH loudspeaker configuration, designed by freelance system engineer and L-ACOUSTICS Certified V-DOSC Engineer Sherif el Barbari, features left and right arrays each comprised of 15 V-DOSC cabinets with three dV-DOSC hung below for front-fill. These loudspeakers are complemented by two additional arrays of 14 V-DOSC plus three dV-DOSC to address both the far left and right seating areas. For low-end punch, the system features 32 SB28 subwoofer enclosures, all driven by L-ACOUSTICS LA8 amplified controllers.

"With the exception of two shows at Bercy in Paris, all of the concerts are outdoor shows -- stadiums, sheds, green fields, or amphitheaters -- which make the sound design very challenging," notes el Barbari. "However, I am impressed by the power of the 32 L-ACOUSTICS SB28 subwoofers driven by LA8. We have also used the SB28 in cardioid configuration on several shows now and the results are impressive."

Jim Warren, Radiohead's FOH engineer from day one, adds, "I still sometimes find myself going to switch off my nearfield monitors in an arena show, only to find that they are off already. The clarity and precision of the V-DOSC system continues to surprise me even after 10 years of using them in just about every live sound environment there is."


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