Rise Against deliver their melodic hardcore with the d&b SL-Series in Germany.
In November 2017 Rise Against played at the sold-out Mitsubishi Electric HALLE in Düsseldorf as part of their European tour. The venue has been hosting events for over forty years, and although concerts like this one are commonplace for this seven thousand five hundred capacity venue, this gig was different, as all dates on the German leg on this run were equipped with the new d&b SL-Series, GSL System, provided by TDA Rental GmbH.
The SL-Series, GSL System is an evolution; a complete system package designed for significantly sized arenas, stadiums and festivals. At first, this large format line array system may appear familiar, but look closer and it is anything but ordinary.
“The GSL System is not a successor to the J-Series. There’s much more to it than that”, explains Jan Hoffmann, TDA Rental GmbH, expressing his excitement about the “rear rejection” ability of the GSL components: “The cardioid radiation is absolutely incredible”. Hoffman went on to say “The stereo image of the GSL System creates really impressive FOH sound, which can comfortably cover long distances.
The cardioid radiation is absolutely incredible. The stereo image of the new SL-Series creates really impressive FOH sound, which can comfortably cover long distances. Also, the support from d&b is excellent.
“The powerful sound in the Mitsubishi Electric HALLE remained captivating throughout the show, and the GSL System comfortably performed well below its power reserves, leaving headroom to spare.” Added Hoffman, “The tonality of the playback was even across the board, with ArrayProcessing giving the sound a noticeably fresh, ‘in your face’ quality, even right at the back of the venue. It was absolutely remarkable how much deep bass could be created in the venue with only twelve subwoofers.”