Great article on Springsteen's River Tour live Sound system


#1

I saw this great article about creating and tweaking the sound system for Springsteen’s River Tour from many years ago. If you think audiophiles are obsessed with trying to achieve great sound, it’s worth reading what lengths Clair brothers went to.

The article talks about line arrays and power line issues. I found it enlightening.


#2

The truly astounding system was that which accompanied Michael Jackson on his tours. He insisted accurate concert replication of his recordedings, as well as a fully fail safe setup. Thus, there were at least two of everything. If a rack mount synth went down, another was already wired and ready to be switched in instantly.