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Big-Time Sound Reinforcement At 2009 Coachella & Stagecoach Festivals

A huge bill, a huge crowd, and a huge system... Actually, systems

By PSW Staff June 9, 2009

The scene at 2009 Coachella in the California desert. Be sure to take our Photo Gallery tour of a wide range of photos of the systems, gear and audio crew at the festival.

In addition to the K1 system used on the Coachella Stage (Mane Stage), Rat Sound specified L-ACOUSTICS systems for the two desert festivals’ other stages, including a V-DOSC/SB28 system at the Outdoor Theatre (Palomino), V-DOSC at the Sahara Tent (Mustang), and KUDO at the Mojave Tent.

“I cannot begin to say how excited I am about the response to our new PA. We knew the K1 system was great but this level of enthusiasm from all angles, was unexpected. It’s clean, it’s clear and it’s loud and the coverage is phenomenal,” Rat said. “There is just nothing else out there that can do what this system can do.”

“The response from Goldenvoice, the promoter of both festivals, has been pure positive as well,” he continued. “Not only did they notice the sonic difference, but I am told they are surprised at getting calls about how amazing the show sounded.”

Goldenvoice Production Manager Kevan Wilkins confirms this fact: “I was blown away when I heard that McCartney thought it was a great live sound,” he says. “As for me, personally, it was amazing.”

Be sure to take our Photo Gallery tour of a wide range of photos of the systems, gear and audio crew at the festival.

Coachella Sound Team:
1 Main Stage FOH Roz
2 Main Stage FOH Greg Nelson
3 Main Stage System Scott Sugden
4 Main Stage Mon Derek Van Ord
5 Main Stage Mon George
6 Main Stage Patch Master Mike Arnold
7 Main Stage Patch Matt Fox
8 Main Stage Wedges/Power Tyler Arnold
9 Main Stage Stripper Manny Perez (cable stripper that is)

10 Outdoor Theater Stage FOH Nick Brisbois
11 Outdoor Theater Stage FOH Jamie
12 Outdoor Theater Stage Mon Billy Flores
13 Outdoor Theater Stage Mon Jared
14 Outdoor Theater Stage Crew Chief/Patch Master Jim Jorgenson
15 Outdoor Theater Stage Patch Taka
16 Outdoor Theater Stage Patch Jason

17 Sahara Tent FOH Jim Lockyer
18 Sahara Tent Mon Chris Rymarz
19 Sahara Tent Crew Chief Ronnie
20 Sahara Tent Patch Kyle Rogan

21 Mojave Tent FOH Bryan Worthen
22 Mojave Tent Mon Steve Walsh
23 Mojave Tent Chief Neal
24 Mojave Tent Patch Phil Reynolds
25 Mojave Tent Patch Sara

26 Gobi Tent FOH Andy Turner
27 Gobi Tent Mon Johnny B
28 Gobi Tent Crew Chief LBC

29 Rat Sound Systems Coordinator – All Stages, Jon Monson
30 Festival Audio Consultant – Dave Rat


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