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February 2018

Brantley Gilbert Touring with Meyer Sound LYON System

NASHVILLE — For Brantley Gilbert’s “Let It Ride” spring tour, Digital Console Rental (DCR), based here, is providing a recently acquired Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. FOH engineer Andy Wacker credited the system as both powerful and easy to work with. More details from Meyer Sound (www.meyersound.com): “LYON is extremely smooth and linear,… Read More

NASHVILLE — For Brantley Gilbert’s “Let It Ride” spring tour, Digital Console Rental (DCR), based here, is providing a recently acquired Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. FOH engineer Andy Wacker credited the system as both powerful and easy to work with.

More details from Meyer Sound (www.meyersound.com):

“LYON is extremely smooth and linear, and has power for days,” says Andy Wacker, FOH engineer for Brantley Gilbert. “It just keeps on going. It’s also easy to work with—there’s no need to manipulate the sound, to pull tricks from up your sleeve. It’s all straightforward, so I can concentrate on my mix.”

FOH engineer Andy Wacker credited the system as both powerful and easy to work with.

LYON incorporates the technology of the LEO Family in a more flexible and compact package, and extends the advantages of highly linear self-powered systems to a larger range of venues and applications.

“Brantley has been a DCR client for more than six years,” says Howard Jones, owner of DCR. “For the bigger arenas this year, we needed a lot of horsepower that would still fit into a tight truck pack. LYON arrived just in time. The sound quality and the power-to-size ratio are absolutely the right combination for us.”

For the larger arenas with capacities up to 20,000, the system comprises arrays of up to 12 LYON-M main line array loudspeakers and four LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeakers. For the smaller venues, the system is cut back to 12 LYON loudspeakers total in each array.
The tour also carries 24 MICA and 12 MINA line array loudspeakers for out fill and front fill, respectively. Six 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements in cardioid or end-fired configuration provide low end, while a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with two Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and a Galileo 616 processor handles drive and optimization.

With only six 1100-LFC loudspeakers up front, the audio team has been asked if the tour has enough subwoofers. “I just say, ‘Wait until you hear them,’ and that settles it,” says Wacker. “The 1100’s have an amazingly high output, and supply more than enough low end for the venue sizes we’re playing.”

The tour audio package also includes Avid VENUE Profile consoles for FOH and monitor, while the band uses Shure PSM 1000 personal monitoring systems. A Shure UHF-R wireless microphone system with a KSM9H mic capsule is used for Gilbert’s vocal. DCR also supplied the tour’s lighting and video systems, with overall show design by Howard Jones. DCR’s system techs are Chris Wilhelm and Patrick Johnston.

“LYON is what I’ve come to expect from a Meyer Sound product,” Jones continues. “It does all they say it will do, and more. For one thing, the new rigging hardware is exceptional—it makes the arrays so much easier to fly. The whole package is a great step forward for Meyer Sound, and for us.”

Originally posted at Brantley Gilbert Touring with Meyer Sound LYON System