Justin Moore’s Hell On A Highway tour started in mid-October 2017 and continues into 2018, with the country singer set to visit over 40 cities across the USA.
Audio contractor Special Event Services are deploying part of their large Outline inventory for the tour. The main PA comprises left-right hangs of 12 Outline GTO C-12 modules with a single, wide-dispersion GTO-DF down-fill cabinet flown at the base of the array. Six Outline LAB 21 HS subwoofers per side provide the low-frequencies, while six Outline LIPF-082 dedicated stage lip-fill enclosures cover the seats immediately in front of the stage.
Moore’s long-standing engineer Jeff Oliver is manning the FOH console and is clearly enjoying touring with SES’s Outline system.
“When it comes to mixing Justin Moore every night, I want a system that faithfully represents what I’m sending to it and it’s no surprise that Outline’s GTO C-12 never disappoints.
“Our show is very dynamic in design, as it ebbs and flows from slower ballads to straight out heavy rock & roll country. These dynamics require a PA system that is precise during the quiet, intimate songs as well as in the hardest hitting moments. With over 700 shows under my belt mixing Justin, I’ve never come across another system that has the sonic accuracy and headroom of Outline’s GTO C-12 – I know that when I step up to the console every night, even without a sound check, I can push up my VCAs and be right back where I was the night before.”
Jeff concludes, “Mixing a concert for me is about conveying a feeling to the audience. Whether it’s a grooving bass and kick drum rhythm that has people jumping up and down and dancing in their seats, or a singer belting out a sustained high note at the pinnacle of a song, we as engineers help move people. Outline GTO C-12 helps me achieve that goal without compromise.”
SES’ Andrew Steelman is systems engineer on the tour and added, “The Outline C-12 has quickly become one of my favourite systems to work with. Upon first spending time with it I was quite surprised at how similarly it behaved to its bigger brother, the 15” GTO. The voicing of the two boxes is extremely close and many times I forgot that I was not listening to the C-12’s bigger brother. On a daily basis I very rarely had to do any system equalization above 1kHz – the top end response was smooth, natural and very pleasing to the ear.”