Set in the grandiose confines of St George’s Hall in Liverpool, a seemingly unlikely location for a rock concert, Neuron Pro Audio in association with GSS Pro Audio played host to some of the most exciting and highly anticipated headline acts at this year’s Liverpool Sound City Festival.
We arrived in the concert room at St George’s on Thursday the 19th and were greeted by an awe inspiring four hundred capacity circular hall from the Victorian era complete with chandeliers, white marble statuettes and cream and gold wood panelling throughout. The front of house system consisted of six Void Acoustics Psyco Subs as well as four Stasys Primes powered by our new stock of Powersoft K10 (1U switch mode 12,000 watt amplifiers) alongside Void Infinite 8 Mk2 and Chevin A2000 amps to cover the mid and high frequencies. A 48 channel Soundcraft MH4 was provided for a series of touring engineers and our own staff to operate at front of house over two days of the event, with an Allen and Heath GL4000 specified for monitor mixes.
The system was put through its paces in an acoustically challenging space that in previous years had left system techs and engineers scratching their heads. The narrow dispersion of the Primes was key in controlling the sound in this highly reverberant space, designed in the 1800s as an orchestral hall, with the Psyco and K10 combination providing ample headroom and cleanliness across the low end.
Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of May saw the likes of Morning Parade and Fly With Vampires supporting headliners Miles Kane and local legends Sound Of Guns to a full capacity hall. The atmosphere was transformed in St Georges with the influx of the crowd of all ages, One of our engineers, Jonathan Wharton was tucked away on stage throughout for both days on monitor duties and said "I had the pleasure of working with all of the bands featured on the bill who all came off stage with all round smiles, thanking and complimenting the technical crew on a job well done."