September 2023 – Rapper and producer NF—née Nathan John Feuerstein—is taking his massive HOPE Tour to 47 venues across North America, Europe, and the UK this year in support of his new HOPE album that dropped April 7. NF’s performances are anchored around his articulate lyrics, which are backed on the HOPE Tour by a minimal stage show consisting of a thunderous drum kit that takes up as much as half of the production’s 60-plus inputs. It requires a PA system that can achieve the gut-punching sonic impact that any rap performance demands but also deliver the lyrical intelligibility that makes NF so unique. That PA is an L-Acoustics K1/K2 concert sound system provided by PRG, which delivers each word with powerful clarity and allows NF’s audio team to scale the system precisely for each venue’s size and configuration, keeping that articulation sharp and clear at every show. The base design for the tour is 14 K1 over four K2 downs per side, each backed by a dozen flown KS28 subs. Left and right hangs of 16 K2 are deployed as out-fills, and these can be augmented with two more identical arrays to bring the system to a full 270° configuration when the arena seating layout calls for it. Twelve additional KS28 are ground-stacked to bolster the concert’s low-end reinforcement, and the full rig is powered by 66 LA12X amplified controllers. The system’s design also calls for two L-Acoustics P1 processors, which are fed from the console’s main left/right and sub left/right outputs for system processing before routing out to the amps via Milan AVB, giving the entire setup an unprecedented amount of control.