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dbx Purple 162SLs Tours With Rod Stewart

FOH mixer Lars Brogaard chooses new stereo compressor/limiter (October 01, 2004)

Lars Brogaard

FOH Mixer Lars Brogaard shown with his rack of dbx components used on tour with Rod Stewart.

Renowned rocker Rod Stewart is on a break from his world tour, which has already conquered the U.S. after its finale in September at the Hollywood Bowl, and is poised to resume again in Australia, New Zealand and Europe in October. When Stewart returns to the road, he will do so with the next generation of the finest stereo compressor/limiter in the world ? the dbx Purple 162SL. Two 162SL units will be part of FOH Mixer Lars Brogaard's PA system, along with another piece of dbx technology that shares the classic status of the songs he'll be mixing: Brogaard's cherished dbx RTA1 real-time analyzer, which, after over 15 years of use, he maintains is still the finest room EQ analyzer in the world.

Two dbx Purple Compressors will be available via inserts on vocals for Rod Stewart and his backup vocalists. "I've always loved the way the classic dbx 160 handled vocals," Brogaard notes. "It's a very sensitive unit, and helps you shape the dynamics of live vocal performances in a way no other compressor can. Moving to the 162SL allows me to continue to associate myself with what I consider to be the very best equipment available."

Brogaard is also fond of his vintage dbx RTA1 analyzer, which he has used on virtually every gig he's mixed for well over a decade. "I swear by that system," he affirms. "I have all the new analyzers, and they have their points. But there is nothing that compares to the RTA1, even today. I use it to EQ the entire PA system. The dbx equipment has been part of my professional life for many years, and with systems like the 162SL, they'll be part of it for years to come, as well," Brogaard concludes.

About dbx Professional Products
Salt Lake City-based dbx Professional Products offers high-end signal processing power to musicians, audio engineers and studio professionals. dbx Professional Products include digital and analog processors for mastering, dynamics processing, sound reinforcement and loudspeaker management. dbx is a division of Harman Music Group, which is a part of the Harman International family of companies.

For more information on the complete range of dbx products, please contact Noel C. Larson, Harman Music Group, 8760 South Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070. Tel: (801) 566-8800,



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