Horse McDonald chooses Funktion One

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Horse McDonald chooses Funktion OneHorse McDonald on tour
UK - When Glasgow's 'Horse' McDonald needed a PA for her recent tour, FOH Andy Jackson chose Funktion One. "Working as both studio and FOH Engineer for Scottish singer/songwriter Horse McDonald for nearly 10 years, I've experienced many, many sound reinforcement systems, from the big festival line array systems to the most intimate of small venue systems - some good, some bad ," says Jackson.

"A colleague (David 'Steedsy' Stevenson) was installing a system in a Glasgow venue, and suggested I'd take a listen. I was blown away. The system was loud! We all know just turning up the volume does not make things better (refer to the loudness wars here!). Although it was loud, I couldn't believe the definition, detail, and more importantly, the headroom that the system had. It was then decided I had to get one of these rigs out touring.

"I had a couple of gigs coming up with Horse, and asked to spec a system for me for the City Halls (Glasgow). We spec'd two F121s and one Res3 per side, with FFA Amps / XTA Crossovers, with monitors being RM18s driven by FFA amps."

"Throughout the gig, I could hear every detail, every nuance, from the Funktion One system. The bottom end was really round and full, the mids sat very, very nice, and the top end shine, air and detail came out very well. Horse's vocal sat dead-pan in the middle, and sat just right on the complex arrangements of her band."

Horse adds: "I expect a lot from the sound system I use. I rely on it to deliver my voice and most specifically to be true to what I have actually produced. Whatever the type of gig, I need the PA to be flexible. My voice is distinct and I need the PA to relay that sound and uniqueness. With Funktion One from Steedsy it's a one-stop shop for me - clarity, depth, energy, quality - astonishing and effortless power, a very impressive beast."

(Jim Evans)

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