Toronto, Ontario (April 16, 2004)–Adamson line arrays were the system of choice at the 2004 Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony, presented at the Zénith in Paris on February 28, 2004 to an audience of 4,000. Often considered to be the French equivalent to the Grammys, the event was broadcast live on France2 Television and France Inter Broadcasting, reaching a potential 10 million European music fans.
Silence, a Paris-based television sound company managed by Gilles Hugo, was retained for the event and specified an Adamson system, which was supplied by Lagoona Paris.
The main L/R system was comprised of four Y18s, six Y10s and four Y10 Subs per side, with four SX Subs used to provide additional low frequency support. An array of eight Y10s was flown at centerstage; and Adamson’s SpekTrix ultra-compact line-source system was used for outfills (six SpekTrix per side) and lip-fills (four stacks of two SpekTrix on front of stage). The rig was controlled with XTA processing and powered by Lab.gruppen amps.
Among the international artists performing at the show were the groups Kyo and Mickey 3D, with each band receiving multiple awards during the ceremony. Other performers who walked away winners that night included Pascal Obispo, Cesaria Evora and newcomer Carla Bruni, a former supermodel whose debut album “Quelqu’un m’a dit” was the surprise success story of last year, selling over one and a half million copies.
Adamson Systems Engineering