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Nexo N-12s impress in Germany

Erica Basnicki 31 October 2012
Nexo N-12s impress in Germany

Audio engineer Wolfgang Hofer chose Nexo’s 45°N-12 line monitors for a recent tour with German rock star Marius Müller Westernhagen (MMW). Previously, Hofer has worked for artists like The Scorpions, Herbert Grönemeyer, Nina Hagen, Bon Jovi and the Little River Band.   Westernhagen is best known for his hit "Johnny Walker”, and has been a constant presence in the German rock music scene since the 1970s. Beginning in September, he hit the road for his ‘Hottentottentour 2012,’ visiting some of Germnay’s biggest venues in Leipzig, Cologne, Hannover and Oberhausen as well as O2 World in Berlin and Hamburg.   “I had the chance to check out the Nexo wedges during a nice little two-day cultural event. Immediately, I decided to take them out as main monitors for the upcoming MMW Tour,” said Hofer. “In total, I’ve been using 10 x N-12s, amped by the NXAMP4x4 in active mode on six mixes. Apart from the main positions at the front of the stage, the wedges were used for the drum fill and my own monitor setup.”   For the Hottentottentour, Hofer was assisted on monitors by Roland Wörndl, FOH engineer Stefan Holz and PA system engineer Thomas Mehlhorn. Thilo Goos at Berlin-based Black Box Music Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH supplied the 45°N-12s for the tour.   “During the rehearsals at Black Box Music and on the tour itself, I’ve had several private listening sessions at my desk with other guys involved in the tour, engineers who work on high-end studio and production projects. Their judgment was unanimous: this wedge is a real high-end audio tool. Very true, very authentic and real-sounding. Working with such a tool means you have to know what you’re doing with it, especially in stereo configurations. It’s not a wedge you just push with your feet to a position which seems to work. The 45°N-12s demand exact technique – mixing and positioning-wise.”    www.nexo.fr      

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