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Southbound Sounds & Light
(Oregon, USA)

Beach Boys Family & Friends


April, 1999: Roseburg, Oregon - Southbound Sound & Light here supplies full production services…staging, lighting, sound and backline rentals…for a wide variety of special events, concerts, business meetings, fairs and festivals. The company recently assembled a new, premium-quality concert sound system featuring JBL HLA 4895 and 4897 array modules. Owner Kelly Forney and an experienced crew of technicians deployed the new system on its inaugural outing on April 29th for a concert by the Beach Boys Family & Friends.

"This HLA system covers really well, and sounds great!" commented front-of-house soundmixer Steven Desper, who flew in for the show with the band. California-based Desper has literally mixed hundreds of shows for the Beach Boys during his decades of work in both the live sound and recording engineering fields.

Staged at the convention center/meeting ballroom at Seven Feathers Casino in southern Oregon, the concert enabled Southbound to show off their new rig, which included a Yamaha PM4000 F.O.H. desk. Stage monitor mixer Denny Zuver manned a Soundcraft mixing console. The rental concert system is outfitted with QSC Powerlight amplifiers, and includes specialized signal processing gear from quality suppliers like BSS, dbx, Ashly, and Lexicon.

"Our region has a multitude of different types of events, which have varying production needs", advised Forney. "Approaching sound system services from only a 'rock and roll' perspective is neither appropriate, nor profitable. One day we may be handling audio needs for the State Governor's Office, and the next doing an outdoor reggae music concert…Accordingly, we require a rental system inventory that is very flexible. And, our production team is trained to properly specify and set up the gear to best suit the special needs of each client".

That being the case, Southbound has a track record of handling production needs for many concert artists who pass through the Pacific Northwest. Southbound is the vendor of choice for several key regional venues and seasonal events that feature performances ranging from rock, country, and jazz to choral and symphonic music and alternative contemporary rock groups.

Southbound's system inventory also includes new, compact JBL-loaded Model 1250 2-way speaker systems from Audio Composite Engineering. These versatile units can handle multiple tasks: remote delay speakers, underhang units for HLA arrays, stage monitoring tasks, and tripod-mounted area fill speakers for smaller events are examples of their application by Southbound's audio technicians.

Southbound Sound and Light is located at 278 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, Oregon, 97470. Owner Kelly Forney can be contacted at phone number (541) 672-7056.