FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- Hailed as "the ultimate rock and roll vacation and backstage pass", ShipRocked recently put Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row and half a dozen other bands together with nearly 1500 fans onboard the luxurious MSC Poesia cruise ship for an intimate five-day music festival and party.
At the request of famed tour/production manager Larry Morand, ShipRocked's concert sound systems were supplied and manned by Cincinnati-based Loud & Clear Inc., which exclusively used L-ACOUSTICS amplifiers and loudspeakers for all three stages on the vessel.
"KUDO's adjustable vanes were very instrumental in eliminating some potential audio challenges in the main theater," notes Loud & Clear's Matt Fish, who served as the FOH tech for the Carlo Felice Theatre. "Using SOUNDVISION, we were able to appropriately tailor the dispersion patterns and keep as much of the sound off of the theatre's side walls and push it to where it needed to be."
Loud & Clear's Norm Stout and Chuck Smith served as the FOH techs for the Foscolo and Pigalle stages, respectfully, with Steve Lagemann on-hand as L&C's supervisor and Nate Schneider as the production manager.
Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with stops made in Jamaica and Grand Cayman, ShipRocked featured an impressive roster of artists, including Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row, Broken Teeth, EndeverafteR, Lynam, Niki Barr Band, Stereoside, StoneRider and even the Kansas City School Of Rock. For more info on the cruise -- as well as details on ShipRocked II, which is scheduled for November 11-14, 2010 -- visit www.getshiprocked.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." L-ACOUSTICS products for the North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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