Maroon 5, Sound Image On The Move
|Los Angeles, CA (October 19, 2016) — When Adam Levine isn’t on TV as a coach on The Voice, it seems he’s always on the road as lead singer of Maroon 5. The group’s on-going tour has been circling the world for the last two years with an audio crew from Sound Image and a sizable L-Acoustics K1/K2 line array system in tow.
The audio team includes FOH engineer Jim Ebdon; Jim Miller, L-Acoustics system tech; Dan Bower and Matt McQuaid, PA techs; Marcus Douglas, monitor tech and crew chief; and Bill Chrysler, monitor engineer.
Throughout the run, Ebdon and a series of system technicians have been trying out various K1/K2 configurations that have changed over time. The system started with two hangs of 10 K1 per side with four to six K2 boxes slung underneath, depending on the size of the venue, but most recently, the main arrays consist of 14 K1s per side with two K2s underneath, always powered and processed with LA8-equipped LA-RAKs. In addition, there are 12 K2s per side used as side fills, 10 Kara boxes flown as rear fills for arenas and stadiums, and six Kiva speakers per side for front fills.