Did you know that a simple speaker completely transformed modern music festivals? A vertical line array is a loudspeaker system that stacks speakers on top of each other so that sound is more evenly distributed on a horizontal plane. To learn more about line array, WIRED spoke with sound engineer Dave Rat. Dave, who has provided audio for Coachella since 2001, breaks down exactly how these speakers work, and why modern music festivals sound so much better than they used to.
Check out more of Dave Rat at http://ratsound.com, http://youtube.com/daverat and http://daverat.com
Director: Efrat Kashai
Director of Photography: Ricardo Pomares
Editor: Richard Trammell
Expert: Dave Rat
Producer: Efrat Kashai
Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
Associate Producer: Brandon White
Production Manager: Peter Brunette
Production Coordinator: Kevin Balash
Camera Operator: Shay Eberle-Gunst
Audio: Will Miller
Production Assistant: Phillip Arliss
Post Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen
Assistant Editor: Billy Ward
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