Outline Newton is a full-featured, FPGA-based ‘Multi Media Nucleus’ that redefines the ‘gold standard’ in modern audio processing and represents another quantum leap forward from Outline. In addition to comprehensive loudspeaker system control facilities it additionally offers media conversion, sync and clock management plus audio distribution with networking capability, along with a very high potential i/o count (up to 216 in both directions simultaneously).
Musician, songwriter, singer, producer and one of progressive rock’s most distinctive guitar stylists, the UK leg of Steve Hackett’s recent ‘Genesis Revisited With Classic Hackett 2017 Tour’ recently culminated in a sold-out show at London’s Palladium.
Mixed at FOH by Ben Fenner who has worked with Steve Hackett (both live and in the studio) since 1992 and ably supported by System Technician Toby Donovan, the tour utilised part of Capital Sound’s inventory of Outline GTO C-12 line-array modules plus GTO-SUB low-frequency elements and LIPF-082 stage-lip fills, all driven by Powersoft X8 amplifiers.
In early 2016 the band announced their final electric tour, the appropriately-named ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’, for which London-based Capital Sound deployed their Outline GTO C-12 rig. Long-standing FOH engineer Andy May agreed to use the system following a recommendation from Dave Roden (who used it for The Stereophonics during the summer) and has subsequently taken to it:
Capital Sound Hire are providing full audio production for Il Divo on their current world tour, featuring music from their latest album ‘Amor & Pasion’. This project is also the first major tour for which the Wimbledon-based audio company are using their recently purchased Outline GTO C-12 system, covering arena shows throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.