XL4 -The Ultimate Analogue Console
The next project was the flagship XL4 which still stands as the ultimate statement in analogue live performance mixing consoles, and is still specified on concert tour riders today. The console toured the world with Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Simply Red and many other high profile acts. The XL4 featured 48 mic/line input channels, with an all-new preamplifier design and the channel equalisation from the XL3 console, plus an additional line-level 16 auxiliary return inputs. The XL4’s total of 45 mix buses was augmented by an 18 x 8 output matrix. It featured ten VCAs with an additional two grand master VCAs, all with motorised faders.
Live Sound Tin Ear Award 1997