By Mark Frink, FOH Online – Apr. 2012
Lady Antebellum recently hosted the Rebuild Henyrville event in Louisville, KY on May 16, which benefited the students and community of Henryville, IN, devastated by an EF4 tornado on March 2. Lady Antebellum’s sound services are provided by Sound Image and Everett Lybolt out of their Nashville office.
Sound Image’s System
Sound Image’s Jim “Fish” Miller is crew chief and system engineer, assisted by Alex Moore on the stage-right hang. Miller spent six years on Brad Paisley’s crew, working his way up to system engineer before moving to this tour last year.
The tour carries a total of 64 JBL VerTec VT4899 line array enclosures, and for arenas, they typically hang a dozen per side, though at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, they hung 16-deep mains, with three VT4887 cabinets under-hung. Side coverage is from 10-box VT4889 arrays and, now that the show is selling 270°, he hangs eight- or nine-box rear fill arrays to catch the back.
The main flown arrays are supported with six-box VT 4880A subs flown five feet behind the main and side hangs and are part of the main mix. Another 18 VerTec subs are ground-stacked and driven from an auxiliary send. The center sets of three are in a cardioid arrays beneath the stage thrust, and the rest are spaced out in pairs across the arced stage front and physically attached to four-foot-wide crowd barriers with special fittings so that blow-through barriers aren’t required in the barriers. The system is powered with Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers and uses JBL’s V5 presets.