Node Live took place in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at the Royal College of Music in London
UK - "We wanted to hear everything from those old synths, the highs, the lows, each uninvited rattle and hum... Flare gave us a truly dynamic sound, a perfect match for our ancient technology," said Mel Wesson of powerhouse electro quartet Node, as Flare Audio's PA system broadcast their first concert in 15 years.

The landmark concert Node Live took place in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at the Royal College of Music in London on 27 February 2015, receiving acclaim from fans and across media reviews.

Flare was selected due to its "clarity of sound". The detailed ambient sonic landscape created by the band requires the clearest possible sound and definition with even coverage and dispersion, as they filled the stage with an array of instruments and vintage analogue synthesizers, creating both a sonic and visual experience for the audience.

Just two X2As and two X5As provided the 390 capacity venue with high definition coverage, whilst six SB21Cs (Flare's flat panel bass, awarded the 2013 PLASA Award for Innovation), delivered the full and controllable bass needed for the dense textural soundscape the electronic super-group are renowned for. Because of the scope of Node's visual set up, it was important that the audience sightline was not interrupted by speaker stacks; making it a perfect showcase for Flare Audio's slim profile, powerful speaker system.

Waq, owner of production company and Flare Audio provider Mustt Audio, says, "The system is special, as its sonic signature and physical size makes it the only system on the organisers' short list that was able to precisely transfer the vast audio range of the modular synths and leave a clean stage free of PA system."

Waq continues, "We're delighted to have worked with Node to help create this sonic landmark gig in an equally noteworthy venue. The Flare / Node partnership brought a unique and mind-blowing sound to the quartet's discerning audience."

(Jim Evans)

Latest Issue. . .