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Audio Talks Series One Episode Eight: Mega Rigs for Legendary Gigs

In “Mega Rigs For Legendary Gigs,” Bill Hanley, Woodstock sound engineer and “the father of festival sound”, Brad Divens, rock musician and front-of-house engineer for big-name bands like Garbage, Mötley Crüe and Enrique Iglesias, and Raul Gonzalez from Harman’s Professional Audio Division, join us to talk about the mega rig sound systems that power world’s largest gigs and music festivals.

A few of the topics we’ll cover include pivotal moments in modern live music history with a special look at Woodstock, the creative process behind setting up a sound system for a live performance, and the role of technology in the evolution of captivating tour sound. What’s the difference between early-day ground stack systems and a modern line array set-up? What are footlight monitors and how were they developed? Is live sound just a question of mixing, or is there more to it?

Mega Rigs backstage photo
Backstage photo with Bill, Raul, Brad and Carole from HARMAN.

Audio Talks. A podcast on all things audio presented to you by HARMAN and our family of audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG. Host Oisin Lunny, music journalist and audio enthusiast, will interview expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to discuss the power of music and audio in all its facets. New episode bi-weekly every Thursday.

Audio Talks is presented by Harman.

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