“A bloody lunatic, I’ll even carry your bags…”
It started with a phone call to Bob Heil from Pete Townshend. “Can you build a quad sound system? I have an idea.” From that call, and subsequent visit to London, an artistic vision was transformed to something real that tens of thousands of fans could experience in a concert setting.
This was uncharted territory for both The Who and Heil Sound and the stakes were high. What Bob describes as “miles” of cabling had to be configured plus additional loudspeakers to be hung in the rear of the venue. More stage hands, more trucks, less time. And then there was that mixing console. Four outputs with quad panning for real time effects? As they say, the rest is history.
Check out the latest podcast where Bob talks about the challenges of doing The Who’s “Quadrophenia” Tour.