The tri-annual gathering took place at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, and, for its fourth time supporting the youth event, Gand provided a flown system comprising 60x NEXO GEO T speakers, 18x GEO S12, 8x RS18 Ray Subs and 30x ground-stacked CD18 subs. 15x NXAMP4x4s were utilized to power dozens of NEXO PS15 and PS10 full-range cabinets used for stage monitors and front fills, and PS8s used for under-balcony delay speakers, as well as GEO S12s and RS18s.
Gand bought its first large NEXO GEO T system in 2003 for an ELCA event held at the Georgia Dome. Since that time, they have continued to expand their inventory as NEXO has brought out more new products while they continue to add to their GEO T stock. “NEXO is constantly updating their software to improve the performance of the gear,” Gand says. “Now we have the integrated 4X4 amp that will work with every NEXO speaker in any combination enabling us to configure amps onsite for arrays, monitors, subs, in any combination and for any model.”
“This was the first time the event was mixed totally digital from front of house to a pair of Yamaha M7CLs used for monitors on the A and B stages,” states Gary Gand, President, Gand Concert Sound. “A Yamaha LS9-16 was used for audio to video feeds to the Internet and an LS9-32 was put in place for the audience aux island stage. The use of all digital consoles allowed national acts such as Switchfoot, who flew from Seattle to New Orleans to make the show, call up their previous shows with GCS and get right down to business.”
In addition to the July ELCA mega event, GCS also supplied audio production for the Pitchfork Fest in Chicago and dozens of other events around the Midwest.
For more information on Gand Concert Sound, visit www.gandconcertsound.com.