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  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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    PSW Staff 04/23/14 01:27 PM,
    Dave Rat took some time from his as-usual busy schedule at the recent Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, to put on Google Glass and provide a fun (and instructive) behind-the-scenes tour of the sound systems for the six stages provided by the team at Rat Sound. Coachella continues its status as one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the U.S. The 2014 festival featured 184 artists, with Muse headlining the Saturday… View this story
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    PSW Staff 04/23/14 01:06 PM,
    SoundTools debuted its latest product, the new CAT Snake, in prototype form at the recent 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. CAT Snake units create a quick and cost-effective 4-channel analog snake that can alternatively carry up to four AES/EBU digital feeds utilizing common Cat-5 cable. “The CAT Snake is a wonderful solution for the analog lines we run to delay clusters at Coachella,” says Dave Rat, president of Rat Sound Systems, the primary audio vendor… View this story
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  • Friday, February 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/21/14 07:36 AM,
    The 125th Rose Parade was an unrivaled New Year’s Day celebration, featuring floral floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units along a five-and-a-half mile route down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. Once known as a quaint, horse-drawn parade, the Tournament of Roses is now watched by a crowd of 700,000 people in attendance and millions of television viewers across 200 countries. To support this year’s high-profile broadcast, Ron “Elvis” Stephan, technical director for the Rose Parade’s opening and closing… View this story
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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/26/13 12:50 PM,
    After two decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, Limp Bizkit is back with a new lineup, a new album (Stampede of the Disco Elephants) and a new tour hitting mid-sized venues in the US and Europe through the summer. Rat Sound is handling the production, consisting of a DiGiCo SD5 and a 16-input SD Mini Rack at FOH with a 56-input SD Stage Rack. Engineer Bryan Worthen spec’d the SD5 for the tour, following its use on a… View this story
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  • Monday, June 03, 2013
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    PSW Staff 06/03/13 06:20 PM,
    Rat Sound Systems, based in Camarillo CA, has named Paul Freudenberg to the post of general manager, where he is responsible for managing all operations and developing business with touring, installations, and retail sales, as well as SoundTools brand audio gear. “Over the past several years we’ve been working with Paul on many levels, including Rat Sound’s acquisition of an L-Acoustics K1 system,” states company president Dave Rat. “Paul’s knowledge, skill set and personality are perfectly matched with the projects… View this story
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  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/16/13 11:03 AM,
    Rat Sound deployed the new Anya system from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) at the Coachella Festival’s Gobi tent. The system employed seven Anya modules per side with a single out fill module flanking a main column of six. This was the first use of the new Anya system for a public event, and the Coachella Festival is one of the largest and best known festivals in the world. Rat Sound principals Dave Rat and Jon Monson, who worked with EAW… View this story
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  • Monday, May 06, 2013
    PSW Staff 05/06/13 11:00 AM,
    Rat Sound, located in Camarillo, CA recently purchased 16 RCF TTS56-A powered subwoofers for their expansive rental inventory. “We’ve been seeing an increase in client demand for a 21-inch based subwoofer product capable of reproducing very high SPL levels at very low frequencies,” explains Dave Rat, owner of Rat Sound. “After some testing we found that the RCF TTS56’s self powered design, high output levels and competitive price point were an excellent solution to fill that demand.” The testing showed… View this story
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  • Thursday, April 08, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/08/10 11:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Rat Sound Systems has named David Myers as its new Director of Installations. Myers has more than 20 years of experience in designing, managing and completing installation projects nationwide focusing on sound, video, lighting and AV. After originally working in the live sound industry, Myers focused full time on systems contracting for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. He has also held full time contracting positions at SSI in Atlanta, GA and CTS Audio in Nashville, TN as Installations… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 07, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/07/10 11:37 AM, 0 Comments
    Rat Sound Systems of Oxnard, California has beefed up its inventory of L-Acoustics K1 systems to a grand total of 64 with the recent purchase of 16 additional enclosures. The new line source array systems are on track to arrive in time for April’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, which will feature multiple K1-equipped stages. The sound company has also simultaneously added three new LA8-equipped LA-RAK touring racks and six ARCS enclosures to its arsenal. These new acquisitions join Rat Sound’s… View this story
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  • Tuesday, June 09, 2009
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    PSW Staff 06/09/09 12:56 PM, 1 Comment
    The tenth annual (2009) Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw hundreds of performers across five stages, with a wide range of artists including Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, The Killers and hip hop pioneers Public Enemy, among many others.  It was followed by the growing Stagecoach Country Music Festival, held on the same beautiful desert location at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA (east of Los Angeles) and featuring top country artists such as Kenny Chesney, Kid… View this story
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