Rat Sound Systems utilised for Coachella and Stagecoach

Rat Sound Systems continued its tradition of delivering audio experiences at Coachella and Stagecoach. With the Outline Newton FPGA-based processing platform powering the festival’s audio systems for another year, Rat Sound Systems reaffirmed its commitment to live sound reinforcement.

Since its debut at Coachella in 2019, the Outline [patented] Newton processor has been a cornerstone of Rat Sound Systems’ audio setup, consistently delivering performance. Dave Rat, Sound System Designer, Sound Engineer and President of Rat Sound Systems, highlights the critical role of the Newton processor in their audio distribution: “We use [Outline] Newton in our master distribution racks. I do believe all of our stages have it as we use the Newton to tie into the event security override system with the GPIO. The racks they’re in are our master drive racks that convert just about any format to any other format, analog, Dante, AVB, AES, fiber or RJ45 inputs and outputs. Switching between consoles and delay cluster distribution.”

The complete lineup of 2024 Coachella performers featured over 150 artists across six stages, with one of the most globally representative and genre-diverse lineups in years. Presented the following weekend in the same location, its sister production The Stagecoach Festival is the an event for folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, americana and alt. country.