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Dutch superstar Frans Bauer on tour with EV

December 13th, 2004

Holland (November 2004): Frans Bauer is one of the true superstars of the Dutch music scene. In the course of his latest tour, which runs until February 2005, the 31-year-old chart topper will be playing all the largest concert halls in the Netherlands, including places like the Maaspoort Venue in Den Bosch, which has a capacity of over 5,000 (see photo). The task of providing the sound reinforcement for the tour is in the capable hands of ST Sound of Tiel, whose MD, Sander de Kruijf, and FOH Engineer, John Kriek, together with Electric Audio B.V., opted for a harmonious solution based on equipment from Electro-Voice, Midas and Klark Teknik.

The heart of the system is comprised of an Electro-Voice XLC™ compact line array, Midas Heritage™ and Verona™ consoles, and EQ and processing from Klark Teknik (for details, see below). “Once again on this tour, the XLC system is demonstrating its enormous versatility and outstanding handling characteristics,“ reported Axel Nagtegaal, head of Electric Audio B.V. “No wonder the tour is proving such a fantastic success in both acoustic and logistical terms.“

Midas consoles and Klark Teknik processing comprise a major part of the system with a 48-channel Heritage 3000 at FOH and a 40-channel Midas Verona handling monitors and backing vocals. Three of Klark Teknik’s latest DN370™ EQ devices provide EQ facilities for Frans Bauer’s vocal and critical system EQ, while overall audio management and system processing for the Electro-Voice XLC system comes courtesy of two DN9848™ loudspeaker processors.

“Frans Bauer is without doubt one of the best-known and most popular artists on the Dutch music scene, so his tour demanded an audio solution of the very highest quality,“ commented Axel Nagtegaal, head of Midas Consoles Holland. Indeed, not only has the singer been recently knighted by Queen Beatrix of Holland for his contribution to Dutch music, he has also become one of the country’s most popular TV personalities with his reality TV show, “De Bauers“ winning the prestigious “Gauden Harp“ award last year. Nagtegaal added: “In the Heritage 3000, we have provided Frans with the international industry standard FOH board along with the very best the market has to offer in EQ terms with the new DN370, and of course the new Verona console is playing a vital role on monitors, offering all the audio quality for which Midas is famed in a modern, compact and cost-effective format. It’s a very compelling combination.“

Equipment list for Frans Bauer Tour 2004/2005 (extract)

PA: Electro-Voice XLC127+™ (with stacked and flying Xsub™s)

Amplifiers: Electro-Voice P3000™

FOH: Midas Heritage™ 3000 (48 channels)

Monitor: Midas Verona™ 400

Processors: Klark Teknik DN9848™

Graphic EQ: Klark Teknik DN370™

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Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

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