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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BUBLÉ AND MEYER SOUND After a four year touring hiatus, smooth pop megastar Michael Bublé embarks on 91 shows in North America and Europe with a Meyer Sound system supplied by Solotech.

Although the core Leo family loudspeaker components are similar to those used in Bublé’s 2013 outing, for this tour the configuration has been altered dramatically to remedy monitoring issues and also to provide a more intuitive experience for the audience. The ‘dual hybrid’ audio configuration complements and enhances the production’s split staging. This included a large end stage accommodating a full orchestra and background singers (up to 38 in total), and a smaller b-stage centered in the arena and connected to the main stage by a catwalk. The main stage audio system, which anchors the orchestra image and

covers the bowl seating up to about halfway back into the arena, comprises typical side and main arrays, but with the main front arrays canted off to the side, as they are not directed for vocal coverage of the rear portion of the arena. That job is handled by a separate multi-array system flown under the scoreboard, with the two most powerful arrays here covering the rear seating bowl by functioning essentially as a massive delay cluster whenever Bublé is performing on the main stage. However, when Bublé walks out to the central b-stage, the ‘zero point’ of his voice follows along, transitioning in sync so that when he arrives, his 10

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