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digitaldragon03
03-27-2010, 02:23 AM
Found this pretty interesting blog from the people who set up the sound for Coachella.


Arms in the air eyebrows raised in bewilder, I look at MC, the sound engineer from The Cure and one of the best audio engineers I know. And while his band continues to play, in my normal speaking voice raised above non existent sound I apologize. There was no other option. With the polo field equivalent of house lights on, the band continues to play song and another and another in the surreal time stoppingly endless state we are trapped. "What happened?" Yet the answer we already know, it is the "why" that is still unfolding. Police on the radio's demanding a stop to sound from the massive stage, a promoter trapped in the middle between threats of cancelled future festivals and a crowd of multi thousands and a band playing harder than ever oblivious to the un deniable absence of 350,000 watt PA system pumping their tunes into hungry ears.

http://www.ratsound.com/cblog/categories/25-Coachella

Subwoofers to cave your face in.
http://ratsound.com/tours/coachella_2009/coachella_k1/images/L1050672_JPG.jpg

Stickjohn
03-27-2010, 07:23 AM
WHOA - really cool blog and great pics. Thanks for posting.

PulpAffliction
03-27-2010, 09:46 AM
As a lifelong sound-techie, this blog got me excited in a way very little else could...

Thanks for sharing!

wstsidela
03-27-2010, 11:57 AM
Great read. Thanks.

SmokinPenguin
03-27-2010, 08:08 PM
Cool link, makes you think how much preparation goes into the festivals.

GeminiDC
03-29-2010, 08:53 AM
Fun read. Thanks!

instinct
03-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Rat Sound + L'Acoustics = THE SHIT

superfiction
03-30-2010, 12:05 AM
yeah ive been reading this blog for ages

Duvel
03-30-2010, 12:49 AM
"350,000 watt PA"

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!

frozen pilgrim
03-30-2010, 08:58 PM
I got to meet ddave rat last year :D

phonographer
03-31-2010, 12:44 PM
Mind boggling.

sacleonard
03-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Nice find. Thanks for the link.

frozen pilgrim
03-31-2010, 08:12 PM
rat sound and goldenvoice are the 2 companies I'd like to work for more than anyone else in the world.

they go waaaay back together to early black flag tours and stuff. dave rat is the reason coachella packs the biggest l'acoustics k1 system in the world.

he's the reason us sahara-heads get the tactile pleasure of a wall of rat trap 2x18s giving us clean, flat bass all the way down into the 30s.

anyone who wants to get really amped up for coachella should check out the the setup pics from the 2007/2008 blogs