US firm Solotech recently specified an L-Acoustics K1/KUDO WST line source system for Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour.
FOH engineer for the tour is John Cooper, who has provided mixing services for Springsteen for the past decade, as well as handling FOH mixing for such artists as Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Ringo Starr and Lionel Richie.
The K1/KUDO system provided for the Wrecking Ball tour comprises 60 K1 enclosures, 16 K1-SB subwoofers, 24 KARAs, 48 KUDOs, and eight SB28 subs. In many venues, the audience surrounds the stage entirely, as the set design allows for unobstructed views from the rear. 16 V-DOSC cabinets are also utilised to provide delay fill in venues when necessary. All L-Acoustics speakers are processed and powered via the LA8 four-channel amplified controller and all LA8s are contained and interconnected via the LA-RAK.
The tour also boasts the first wide-scale use of L-Acoustics’ NetworkManager 2 software, which is designed to provide advanced control and monitoring of more than 76 LA8 controllers.
“Solotech personnel have been outstanding; they show a great attention to details,” said Cooper. “At this point in time I have not heard a more refined, more accurate and musical sound system.”
Springsteen’s current tour is scheduled to play dates in North America and Europe through September, with stadium dates recently added for Boston, Vernon New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Toronto, Moncton, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Solotech is providing full audio production services for the entire US Wrecking Ball tour.
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