PA Systems @ Glastonbury 2009

Adrian Cooke   July 3rd, 2009   Leave a comment

Story from Audio Pro International by Andrew Lowe

The main Pyramid stage was handled by RG Jones, who again supplied a Synco by Martin Audio W8L Longbow main PA line arrays and Martin Audio delays, a Synco cardioid sub-bass array and a complete Synco stage monitoring and drum fill system. The PA is described as an advanced version of the Pyramid Stage PA from 08s set up, which was a collaboration between RG Jones and Martin Audio’s Jason Baird and Jim Cousins, both of whom joined the system design team again this year, along with Chris Ekers.

While the Pyramid hosted numerous mixing boards throughout the weekend, at one point in the weekend there were five PM5D-RH consoles and an M7CL-48 on the stage.

Down the lane at the Other Stage alternative music fans were treated to headlining sets by Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and The Prodigy. Scan PA hung its d&b audiotechnik J-Series line array elements with J-Infra subs for coverage at the stage. Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash and Status Quo also used d&b monitors for their Pyramid stage performances.

APR Audio supplied a The Jazz World stage with an EV Xline system with X Subs running in Cardiod mode on the Jazz World stage. The EV arrays were running on the EV N8000 Netmax system system. Two Midas Pro 6 systems were used at FOH, as well as a Midas H3000 analog system. Almost half of the bands were mixed on the Pro 6’s.

A Midas H3000 was also used on stage with a Helix eq system running through the DN9331 Rapide flying fader remote, connected to the console by the Midas Solo Tracking System (STS).

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