July 2006 - After long runs in the theatres of Cologne, DĀsseldorf and Bremen, 'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' has set off on tour,
opening with a high-profile premiere in the Bremen Musical Theatre, the first of a total of 44 performances in 11 cities this
Audiences at this successful musical, penned by the Bee Gees, have high expectations regarding sound quality, no matter how
difficult the conditions at the various venues may be.
Sound design was in the hands of the Stolberg enterprise FeedBack GmbH, together with sound engineer Cedric Beatty (a Grammy
nominee for the Joe Zawinul World Tour Album). The sound system consisted of 20x NEXO GEO T4805s, 4x NEXO GEO T2815 downfills and
6x NEXO CD18 subs, powered by 14x CAMCO Vortex 6 amps and processed by 6x NEXO NX 242 TDcontrollers.
Bernd Schmitz, managing director of FeedBack, explains the choice of system. ''In our opinion, the NEXO GEO T gives you the best
performance. The outstanding acoustic qualities combined with an extremely accurate coverage and precise direction capability are
all big points in favour of using the GEO T. The price/performance ratio naturally played a decisive role in the producer TKS's
decision to choose the NEXO system, as well. Our client was really impressed by the GEO T, both before and during the tour.''
To speed up the installation of the line array during the tour, the single-motor rigging system developed by FeedBack was used.
Production engineer Roland Schmid and system technician Tobias Wallraff from FeedBack, responsible for making sure the sound
concept on this tour is implemented smoothly, are both more than satisfied with the easy way the system handles.
Sound designer Cedric Beatty has nothing but praise for the entire system: ''The difficulty with musicals is getting the vocals
to sound natural while at the same time getting the required level of volume and power. With its rear attenuation, the NEXO GEO T
was the ideal PA system to partner the 28 DPA microphones on stage. It was so much more than just satisfactory.''
For further information, please contact:
FeedBack Show Systems & Service GmbH || D-52224 Stolberg
tel. +49 2762 408 61