On blues-rock musician Joe Bonamassa’s world tour, his system engineer Michael Grabarczyk selected Outline’s new Newton FPGA-based processing platform.
Bonamassa played a three-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall recently as part of his European spring tour, for which Adlib provided a full audio package, including part of its Newton stock.
Grabarczyk commented: “Newton is an extremely capable device. A single 1RU unit replaces a multitude of current industry standard devices. The clocking flexibility, simplistic routing, and plentiful IO make Newton a dream to use. Each output has gain, delay, polarity, layers of EQ, and every filter type including both types of all pass filters. The possible uses for the device are incredible.
“Not only can the Newton make a whole rack of gear disappear, but sonically it is very transparent. When applying a filter, you hear the filter, nothing else. I find achieving the desired result not only easier but also improves the overall sonic performance of the entire system.”
He concluded: “as Newton becomes increasingly popular and more companies start to stock them, I will absolutely continue to spec them for my systems. One unit has found a new permanent home in my FOH drive rack for Joe Bonamassa, though!”
The Royal Albert Hall recently upgraded its sound system, now boasting the world's most speakers in one room, consisting of 465 speakers from d&b audiotechnik. You can read more about it here.