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Woodstock Bins Was The Name Of The Festival’s PA

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In order to project the sound out to the thousands of people, the team needed to come up with something special. Michael Lang found a man in Boston, a sound engineer, Bill Hanley.

He was able to visualize where the sound towers would need to be set up and how to make sure sound from the two stages wouldn’t bleed together. Hanley came up with the idea of using robust marine cabinets, known as Woodstock bins.