Sound Image brings Lizzo show to new sonic levels in Mountain View CA

Lizzo gets her spec’d VUE Audiotechnik system from Sound Image at bay area Shoreline Amphitheater

June 14, 2022, Mountain View, CA

Hip-Hop megastar Lizzo, will be hitting the road on an arena tour this fall. But this spring, she played the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View California for Google’s Return To Office Concert. Sound Image was provided a rider that spec’d a VUE al-system and deployed Winston Damme as FOH tech and Mike Brown as System tech from Sound Image’s San Francisco branch.

The system encompassed both al-12 line array hangs with al-8 as fills. It was reported that the al-12 and al-8 paired perfectly to sonically cover the large area. Also employed were VUE Audiotechnik V3 and V6 Engine power amps, h-8 powered speakers, and dual 21” hs-221 ACM Powered Subwoofers. Sound Image techs placed the subs in the press pit across the front of the stage and avoided placing any subs in the wings as the “bowl” at Shoreline Amphitheater can create an undesirable buildup of sub frequencies.  By deploying the hs-221 subs across the front of the stage, it keeps the sub frequencies firing forward.

System Tech, Mike Brown stated, “The al-12s with the V3 engine maintain so much clarity even at high SPL, and I could feel the hs-221’s in my chest at FOH almost 200 feet out. They performed just how EASE told us they would”  FOH tech Winston Damme also commented, “I’m impressed with how good the al-12’s and al-8’s sound right out of the box, the presets for the total number of say, al-12’s, works and that the rig continues to sound good even when push hard like it was at the Lizzo concert. The hs-221 subs are equally amazing. The software seems more intuitive and easier to operate than some other manufacturers software.”

Lizzo’s team was also impressed by the VUE system and although the VUE system is spec’d on Lizzo’s rider, her FOH engineer for the night was not familiar a VUE system but did tell the Sound Image staff he was pleased with the sound.


all photos courtesy of Sound Image

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