The PA consisted of NEXO Alpha thee-way tops and S2 subs, Camco Vortex 6 power amps, NEXO NX242 controllers, 10x NEXO PS10 monitors and an LS500 sub for drums. A Yamaha LS9-32 digital audio console was used at front of house. “The rooftop gig at the WIT posed some unique challenges,” reveals Garrett Lane, GCS monitor engineer. “Thank goodness the PS10s deliver so much SPL in such a small footprint. To my surprise, I was asked to bring some channels down in the monitors!”
Crew chief Gary Gand said, “This venue has a very posh concrete and steel bar, which we put staging over, and lots of high-style decoration, such as glass walled fire pits and spandex umbrellas that were not production-friendly. We were walking on egg shells all day to make sure we could rock the crowd in a totally safe way and without risk to the decoration.”
The biggest challenge of the set up, says Gand, was the sophisticated roof tile drainage system. “The entire patio is ceramic tile floating on plastic and rubber so when it rains, the water drains through the floor onto a membrane roof underneath. We opted to pull the tiles in places where weight would be concentrated, and stack cabinets and staging directly on plywood over the membrane.”
The Roof Live concert series will continue throughout the summer, with no complaints filed over sound levels by neighbors.
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