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Roger Waters Plays Dark Side Down Under with Meyer Sound MILO
Legendary Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters recently brought his "World Tour 2007" to Australia and New Zealand, performing songs from Dark Side of the Moon and other Pink Floyd classics to a backdrop of spectacular visual effects. To power Waters's captivating live show, Auckland, New Zealand-based Oceania Audio provided a state-of-the-art sound system built on the Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker.
Two front hangs of 10 MILO cabinets and two MILO 120 high-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeakers each, augmented by six UPA-1P compact wide coverage loudspeakers and four UPA-2P compact narrow coverage loudspeakers for front fill, comprised the main system.
"The MILO system sounded superb," says Oceania Audio's technical director, Paul Jeffery, who tuned the system with the help of FOH engineer Trip Khalef and his team. "I was very impressed with the way the sound held together, even when the system was being thrashed to within an inch of its life. The system provided clean, loud, high-fidelity sound through the entire concert. It was a thrill and a pleasure to listen to the live rendition of Dark Side of the Moon with such clarity and detail."
Jeffery notes that a concert review published in Christchurch, N.Z.'s The Press referred to the audio quality of the surround sound performance as "breathtaking." "Generally speaking, if reviewers feel compelled to remark on the sound quality at all, it's usually negative. If they ignore it, that means it was acceptable," says Jeffery. "So I think we can infer from that comment that MILO was indeed performing brilliantly."
Oceania Audio's MILO arrays have had a very busy first quarter. In one month alone, the systems performed back-to-back dates with Waters and another rock legend, Eric Clapton. Oceania's hectic tour schedule also includes dates with Dionne Warwick and the Parachute outdoor music festival.