Founded in 1973, Sound on Stage has been a driving force in live events in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades.
A training camp for some of today's most highly regarded live sound engineers, and a proving ground for several generations of audio gear, SOS has established a reputation as one of the industry's most forward-thinking professional audio companies. ,p> Sound On Stage was also one of the first companies to get on board with the Avid VENUE live sound system.
As chief engineer Dennis Deem observes, the company's six Venue systems are exceptionally popular among the engineering staff.
"We fight over them all the time," quips Deem
"Knowing I can have a compressor on every channel or drop a parametric EQ on any send is a huge asset -- not just in terms of power and flexibility, but because it means I don't need to worry about having enough outboard gear for the unexpected, like a surprise guest showing up," says Deem
"Not having to take along a rack full of outboard gear is priceless."
Snapshot automation is another feature that looms large on the list of reasons the Venue systems are so popular, says Deem