Tim McGraw’s Live Your Voice Tour has chosen Crest Audio® HP-W™ mixing consoles and Pro 200™ Series power amplifiers for two stages on the country-music superstar’s 2008 North American dates.
Dave Albro—a veteran live-sound engineer whose mixing credits include Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Roy Clark—and A2 Devan Skaggs are running two Crest Audio-powered systems for Road Dog Touring, one configured for the Frito’s® Style Sonic Stage and a second system on McGraw’s VIP Stage.
Designed to entertain audiences during pre-show festivities on the midway, the Style Sonic Stage features twin hangs of six Peavey Versarray VR112™ line-array enclosures, paired with three Versarray VR218™ subwoofers and powered by a quintet of Crest Audio® Pro 5200™ and Pro 8200™ power amps.
Tim McGraw’s VIP tent stage is a specialized venue where McGraw performs an acoustic set for a select group of fans before his main show. Albro and Skaggs arranged a Versarray setup that is nearly identical to the Style Sonic Stage, although trimmed to a 3:1 cabinet/sub ratio and groundstacked to achieve optimum sound coverage in the intimate setting.