Few artists enjoy the same iconic reverence as Gladys Knight. A seven-time Grammy Award winner with seemingly boundless talent spanning music, film, and television, her effortless and soulful style first broke through as the frontwoman for Gladys Knight & the Pips. Over the course of her impressive five-decade career, Gladys Knight has breathed life into numerous chart-toppers, including ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, and ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’.
Recently Gladys Knight took the stage at the Starr Of The Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Hanging slightly to the left and right of her spotlight were the VUE al-Class line array systems supplied by Las Vegas-based H.A.S. Productions.
For Gladys Knight, H.A.S. took full advantage of the VUE’s innovative Continuous Source Topology (CST), which allowed al-12 and al-8 acoustic elements to be seamlessly combined into left and right hybrid arrays for improved coverage, sightlines and reduce weight. Thanks to the CST architecture, the combo arrays delivered perfectly linear coverage without the disruptions typically associated with more conventional mixed element arrays.
The H.A.S. team supplied left and right CST clusters that each included eight, large-format al-12 elements above four medium format al-8 elements for downfill. The side-fill system was also an all-VUE affair, with dual al-4 arrays comprised of eight subcompact al-4 elements each. A total of ten VUEDrive V6 series and two V4 series Systems Engines provided all power and processing for the arrays, while fully-optimized DSP ensured easy setup and deployment of the CST combo arrays via SystemVUE software.
For low-frequency support, H.A.S. supplied a total of twelve hs-221 ACM subwoofers in left and right rows of six – directly in front of the stage. Onboard VUEDrive electronics provided power and processing for the subwoofers while facilitating easy integration with the SystemVUE network. Avid Profile and Yamaha PM5DRh consoles handled FOH and monitor mixes respectively.
H.A.S. will be deploying their al-Class line arrays this week at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California, for comedian Gabriel Iglesias and American funk band, War.
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With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships, the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.