Los Angeles (October 6, 2006)–Radio station festivals remain as hot as ever, and Reventón, the party thrown annually by Spanish Contemporary Hits radio station KSSE ‘Super Estrella’ 107.1 in Los Angeles, is the proof. Attracting nearly 50,000 fans to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum recently, the concert featured RBD, Ricky Martin, Alejandra Guzman, Sin Bandera and seven other Spanish-language acts.
Ricky Martin and band at Reventon 2006Reventón 2006 marked the seventh year that the production team at 3G Live has provided staging, lighting, and sound for the event. The company chose to field a massive concert sound system featuring more than 200 L-Acoustics enclosures, some of which were cross-rented from three fellow V-Dosc Network Owners: Rat Sound, U.S. Audio, and L.A. Cobra Sound.
The main left and right FOH arrays were comprised of 16 V-Dosc a piece, while each of the side hangs, angled out approximately 45 degrees, utilized nine V-Dosc sandwiched between six dV-Dosc – three on top and three below. A total of 68 SB218 subwoofer enclosures were spread out along the front of the stage to deliver low-frequency reinforcement, as were four dV-Dosc to provide frontfill.
Twin delay arrays of 16 Kudo each were flown a short distance behind the FOH mixing area and, like the side FOH speaker arrays, were hung at 45 degree angles to address the rear left and right crowd sections. A six dV-Dosc cluster stacked on a six-foot scaffold provided additional coverage for the rear center section, while 16 more subwoofers set up at the delay tower brought low end to the back of the venue.
Up on the turntable stage, which revolved so that one act could be setting up while another was performing, the company positioned two dozen 115XT HiQ monitor wedges–12 per side–with two dV-SUB on each side for drumfill. Three Arcs enclosures per side, flown horizontally, plus two subs were further utilized as sidefills.
“This was actually the third year that we’ve used L-Acoustics loudspeakers for Reventón,” said 3G Live crew chief and systems engineer Curtis Zavodny. “The client has been so pleased with the sound each year we’ve used them that I don’t think they’d let us use anything else even if we wanted to.”