Eighth Day Sound Takes Lake Contour Out With Good Charlotte

Nov 4, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Eighth Day Sound in Ohio has put Lake Contour units on tour with Good Charlotte. FOH engineer Doug Fowler singled out Contour's Mesa and brickwall filters. Fowler, a SIA SmaartLive instructor, also said that he is eager to test the new Lake software plug-in, which integrates SmaartLive's spectrum, spectrograph and transfer functions directly within the Contour Controller graphical interface.

Jack Boessneck, executive VP at Eighth Day Sound, said that Lake Technology did a smart thing by taking “this piece and making a turnkey package. You don't have to go to the computer warehouse and try to be a wireless guru. It's a great product with a great interface that we don't have to think about and that we know works. They made our job really simple. And we were smart: We bought it!"

Boessneck noted that the wireless interface allows Fowler to adjust the sound system from anywhere in the venue. "It doesn't chain an engineer to the desk any more," he said. "It's an added tool in the toolbox for mixing engineers.”

Fowler agreed. “It's an extremely powerful tool. We have a d&b Audiotechnik P.A. on this tour, a passive package deal with some processing in the amps. So I'm basically using the Lake Contour as an EQ.” Fowler noted that he can walk down to the front of the venue, for example, and use the wireless Lake Contour interface to optimize the performance of the frontfills from the audience's perspective.

For more on Eighth Day Sound, visit www.8thdaysound.com. For more on Lake Technology's Lake Contour, visit www.lake.com. For more touring news, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_tour_profiles/index.htm.

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