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Britannia Row Supplies EV X-Line for Razorlight UK Tour

November 14th, 2006

According to front-of-house engineer Ian Laughton, there are two reasons why the crew have coped so well: firstly, the flexibility of X-Line; secondly, what Laughton describes as “the genius of Colin Burrell,“ Brit Row’s systems engineer.

Laughton first discovered the EV X-Line system when working with the Manic Street Preachers. “Then we used it at Alexandra Palace with Razorlight; it’s one of the hardest venues to work in, but we absolutely nailed it. That was when I fell in love with X-Line and knew I wanted to use it on this tour.“

Systems have varied in size from just three cabinets per side in the smaller halls to the full tour stock of 14x Xvls and 5x Xvlt cabinets per side. For a venue like the Brighton Centre, (shown in image) with its very wide stage, Burrell set up main left and right arrays of eight cabinets apiece, plus additional four-cabinet side hangs for the bleachers. EV’s popular Xi-1152s are used for infills. Razorlight’s very considerable subbass comes from anywhere up to 24x Xsubs. “I wanted moving air,“ says Laughton, “everything should shake when he starts on the kick drum, even though it’s line array.“

Mixing the show from a Midas Heritage - “we’re using 26 channels and it’s taken us years to get up to that size!“ - Laughton also has a Midas XL88 line level 8 x 8 matrix mixer at FOH. “We wanted that stripped-down punchy rock sound, but with a few frills!“

www.britanniarow.com

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Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

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Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

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