|"Truck space savings equate to real money, because it's not cheap to tour anymore. Plus it's a quality system with great sub-bass, so I'm a supporter of the system in its entirety."
- Gary Garner
Production Manager, Slipknot
With a Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeaker system, GRAMMY-winning Slipknot unleashed their raging metal power on the recent "All Hope is Gone Tour." The self-powered Meyer Sound system was not only capable of handling the aggressive fury in the band's music and the high SPL during the shows, but it also helped to offset the heightened costs of touring as the band traveled across more than 30 US cities.
"I think the distinctive thing about this band is we have so much percussion," notes Production Manager Gary Garner. "We have a world-class drummer in Joey, with his massive kit, plus two more percussionists stage left and right. It definitely can get a bit drum-heavy, and we need a system that can cope with it. So we're very lucky on this tour to be able to work with the support of Thunder Audio and a quality product like Meyer Sound."
The touring system was comprised of left and right arrays of 16 MILO line array loudspeakers, with 10 MICA line array loudspeakers for side hangs. Low-end duties were manned by six 700-HP subwoofers flown per side. Foldback was handled by 18 MJF-212A stage monitors, with four 700-HP subwoofers and five MICA line array loudspeakers at stage left and right for the monitor sidefills. Dave "Shirt" Nicholls, a veteran engineer who has previously toured with Marilyn Manson, was charged with FOH mixing duties.
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