Monitor Engineer, Louis-Philippe Maziade; FOH Engineer, Craig Doubet & System Engineer/Crew Chief, Jonathan Trudeau; Monitor Engineer, Marc Depratto. PA/Stage Technician, Francis Lussier; PA/Stage Technician, Jeremy Walls; PA/Stage Technician, Sebastien Richard; FOH Engineer, Craig Doubet; System Engineer/Crew Chief, Jonathan Trudeau; Monitor Engineer, Marc Depratto; Monitor Engineer, Louis-Philippe Maziade.
voice is securely anchored directly overhead while the orchestra image pair of back-facing Leopard arrays to create a self-standing, in-the-round remains at the main stage. arena system. Michael is now very happy. We’ve made him feel like he’s As explained by Craig Doubet, Bublé’s FOH Engineer since 2007, the always singing at the zero point.” original impetus for this novel setup came from the artist. “Michael loves The innovations also help foster a more natural and intimate getting out into the audience on a b -stage, which he has done the last two relationship between artist and audience. “There’s never a disconnect tours, but he was having a problem with his vocal from the main stage PA between where you see Michael and where you hear his voice coming bleeding into his mic and then going into his IEMs. It’s distracting when you from,” said Doubet. “When you see him go over there, his voice goes over have a delay of 125 to 160 milliseconds coming back into your ears when there.” you’re trying to sing.” The main stage system for the tour comprises a When preparing for the tour, Doubet sat down total of 16 Leo and 44 Lyon line array loudspeakers for a brainstorming session with Meyer Sound configured across the front/out and side systems. Director of System Optimisation, Bob McCarthy, A total of 12 1100-LFC low frequency control Senior Technical Support Specialist, David Vincent elements are flown at the main stage, with front fill and Digital Systems Product Manager, Rob Mele to from 8 MINA and 2 JM-1P loudspeakers and floor sketch out possible solutions. The particulars were bass anchored by 4 900-LFC elements. later engineered in collaboration with the tour’s The b-stage system comprised 2 long-throw System Engineer and Audio Crew Chief, Jonathan arrays each with 5 Leo-M and 6 MICA line array Trudeau and Solotech Audio Projects Manager, loudspeakers; side arrays of 14 each MICA I grew up in this business with Patrice Lavoie. loudspeakers; and stage-facing rear arrays of the MSL-5 and 6, which were “The upshot is that now Michael is never 8-each Leopard line array loudspeakers. Flown directly in front of a loudspeaker,” said Doubet. subwoofers here are 12 700-HP, with 2 900for me the epitome of a vocal “When he goes to the b-stage, we move his vocal LFC elements on the floor along with 7 MINA box. Leo sounds like that to along using some newly developed software in loudspeakers for front fill. System drive and Galaxy. What’s more, in a segment of the show optimisation is supplied by a Galaxy 816 AES me, except it has more power where a small band joins him at the b -stage to master processor networked via AVB with 7 Galaxy and versatility.” evoke his days playing clubs, the main stage 816 array processors. FOH Engineer, Craig Doubet system is turned completely off and we bring up a This novel configuration aside, the basic 12