Live Design Magazine published an article detailing the L-ACOUSTICS system Avenged Sevenfold are using on the Shepherd Of Fire Tour. Want to know how the band’s sound translates flawlessly in each venue they play? Check out the full article which also features quotes from a few crew members.
To deliver that punch, Rat Sound Systems, Inc. is carrying a full L-ACOUSTICS system featuring left and right hangs of four K1-SB, 12 K1 and four KARA for downfill, plus 12 new K2 enclosures per side flown as outfill arrays. For low-end thump, two dozen SB28 subs are grouped into six sets of four and stood on end along the face of the stage, which also features three KARA across its lip and six ARCS II as needed for additional fill. All systems are powered by LA-RAK touring racks each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers.
According to FOH Engineer Dave “Shirt” Nichols, the K1/K2/SB28 combination is “Crushing, mate! We’ve gotten compliments every night from the band’s fans and promoters alike on the overall sound, which is fantastic. The coverage is amazing and very linear in terms of the transition between the K1 and K2, not to mention the nice wide vertical coverage we’re able to get with our outfills thanks to K2’s 10 degrees of splay. I have great sound sources, a good selection of mics, a great console and an amazing PA. That’s all I need!”