Noted tribute act The Australian Pink Floyd’s 2018 tour marks 30 years of celebrating the music of one of the most influential bands of all time, supported by London-based Capital Sound Hire providing its newly-purchased inventory of Outline’s recently introduced Superfly compact line-source loudspeakers for main PA.
The system configuration varies according to venue, with 32 Superfly modules and a dozen GTO-SUB subwoofers available as the main L/R system, with 18 Mantas 28 modules for side fill and six LIPF-082 for lip fill enclosures. Loudspeakers are driven by Outline X8 amplifiers.
“It was great on the first show, but now with a little input from myself and excellent work from system tech and good friend Mark Edwards, this rig has reached a new level of live sound, from small rooms to large rooms it simply does its job,” states front of house engineer Trevor Gilligan. “It’s very solid, great coverage, it creates an image that’s right in front of you. I am using much less left / right EQ and when we do a very big room and we take the volume level up it all goes up together – you never get the sub and hang difference that you can with other systems.”
Capital Hire system tech Mark Edwards adds, “The system is really easy to use. It travels in cases of two, you just set the angles whilst it’s on the ground (very quick to do) then send it up two boxes at a time. The crew just have to pin it at the back then once raised into the air, lift and pin at the front. No need to explain complicated angle procedures to the local crew, just one hole each side at the back and one each side at the front. Added bonus is I can fly and land it on my own if necessary.
“The system performs well and has a relatively neutral tonality and character that remains pretty constant from day to day. It is still a loudspeaker system in an acoustic space so tuning varies from day to day as expected, but the guys from Outline were at rehearsals at FBN so we spent an afternoon discussing how to use OpenArray correctly to get the best from the system.”