Outline GTO fuelled UK shows for Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli performed two UK arena shows in November 2013, with sound reinforcement provided by Italian manufacturer, Outline.
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Andrea Bocelli performed two UK arena shows in November 2013, with sound reinforcement provided by Italian manufacturer, Outline. The first show took place in Leeds at the First Direct Arena and the second show took place in Glasgow at the SEE Hydro.

The Outline GTO-based loudspeaker system was facilitated by Britannia Row Productions and Outline’s UK distributor CUK Audio provided operational support for the two shows.

Bocelli’s long-time FOH engineer, Andrea Taglia, opted for an Outline GTO system, the same system used on Bocelli’s 2013 US tour, which PSNEuropecovered in May last year.

"Venues are always arenas in the US but I am used to preparing an accurate sound design for each using Outline’s ‘Open Array’ software - it is a very quick, reliable and detailed prediction tool, so every sound design is tailored to every venue,” says Taglia.

Taglia arranged three hangs with 15 GTO enclosures in a left – centre –right configuration. Twenty-four Outline SubTech subwoofers were used to deliver the low end, while 12 LIPF 082 dedicated compact stage lip-fill enclosures filled in the near field. Small arrays of Outline Butterfly were positioned as sidefills. The entire system was powered by Outline T-Series amplifiers and controlled by multiple Lake LM-26 units.

“I always use mono systems designed around venue geometry so it was a L-C-R / LL / RR system for Glasgow and a L-C-R for Leeds due to the different shapes of the rooms,” explains Taglia. “A mono system built around a ‘star’ concept allows me to align it exactly to the stage centre that I use as zero reference to provide a sound image that keeps the attention over performers on stage and not over the loudspeakers!”




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