Morris Light & Sound provided two-time CMA Award-nominated country artist, Russell Dickerson with an audio console and lighting package for his first-ever co-headlining "The Way Back" summer tour with Carly Pearce.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Lighting designer and owner of Cut 2 Black Designs, Scott Cunningham, created a design that accounted for trailer sizes, power requirements and budget restrictions. “I enjoy working with Morris because they understand shows of all sizes which allows for seamless integration in completing the design-to-show process. It is always great knowing the quality and detail that will be done packaging and prepping gear for the tour by the Morris team.”
The Ultimate Collab
While working in collaboration with Cunningham and Dickerson’s production team, Morris assisted in designing and building lighting towers with the help of Gallagher Staging to further enhance the tour. The towers include removable bars to allow for optimal range of motion and protection from the trailer for the Elation DARTZ that are mounted inside. They are also designed to be easily transportable for quick set changes as well as being versatile enough to fit through small club doors and create big looks on arena stages. “The newer LED technology allows us to pack a punch and keep our power needs low,” explains Cunningham. “I was amazed at the different features that came out of such a small fixture.”
Wired For Sound
Morris worked with Dickerson’s Production Manager and Front of House Engineer, Chris Leonard to review their audio needs. Leonard chose the DiGiCo SD9 console based on the channel inputs, sound quality, sub-group busses and sample rate. Having 96 built-in channels allows him to double patch the stage inputs to create a monitor console within his desk so that everyone on stage receives their own EQ and compression for their ear mixes. This makes for a smoother transition between small and large venues.
“The ease and depth of the snapshot section has made not only my job easier but has been crucial to being able to pull off our show,” Leonard says. “From the moment we started the discussion of needing some help audio wise, our Account Manager Andrew Sullivan, has been there with solutions that have not only fit our needs, but also our budget. Having another mind to help the design process has been a huge help.”
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