Singapore (August 27, 2010)--The recently completed Beerfest Asia 2010 sported a sizable D.A.S. Audio system.
Featuring live performances by several of the region’s best known musical acts, giant screen broadcasts of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and an outdoor bazaar with enticing foods and a wide range of activities between June 16-20, the celebration provided attendees the opportunity to find and enjoy beers from around the world that they might never otherwise encounter locally, and it also served as a trade event for industry colleagues to exchange dialogue and promote their products. Live music was a key attraction during Beerfest, and to ensure the audiences would be treated to the most robust and musical sound available, the live sound reinforcement setup consisted of a substantial loudspeaker system from Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.
Ron Koh, technical support representative for D.A.S. Audio Asia, was onsite and provided logistical support for this year’s Beerfest. “This year’s Beerfest took place at the Marina Promenade,” he explained. “This is an outdoor venue located on the Singapore Grand Prix F1 tracks that overlooks the beautiful Marina Barrage with a backdrop against the Singapore Flyer--one of Asia's most iconic visitor attractions. Knowing that roughly 30,000 spectators were scheduled to attend during the event’s five days, it was critical that the sound system be capable of handling the sizeable crowds. Furthermore, the musical acts were all tribute bands that played the songs of their favorite artists, so it was essential this be a concert-level system. These factors led to the deployment of the D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker system and the hiring of sound engineer Alex Carrasco, who recently relocated to Singapore to further his career, to run the system.”
The primary sound system consisted of 12 D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A self-powered, 2-way, mid-high, line-array elements--flown six enclosures on each side of the stage. A relatively new offering and part of D.A.S. Audio’s Aero Series 2 catalog, these loudspeakers were augmented by six LX-218A self-powered, high-performance subwoofers. These enclosures--also a member of the Aero Series 2 product line--were ground-stacked three units across and two units high in the lower center stage area.
D.A.S. Audio SM-15A and SML-15A stage monitors were also on hand. Six SM-15A self-powered, 2-way floor wedges were used--five for the performers and one for the monitor engineer--while a single SML-15A self-powered, 2-way, floor, multipurpose monitor was used for the drum monitor.
A sizeable contingency of D.A.S. Audio’s Avant 15A compact, full-range loudspeakers were also used during Beerfest 2010. Two enclosures were used as frontfills to ensure even coverage for the stage’s front, center audience area. To provide sound for the two of the three large projection screens showing the World Cup Matches in South Africa, four Avant 15As--two each setup, left and right--were deployed. Further, a single Avant 15A handled announcements for the event’s VIP area, while another single Avant 15A was used for a third screen in a tent where announcements were also made.
“This was a very fast setup for us,” explained Koh, “as the Aero-12A system is compact and very easy to rig. Both the event organizers and the crew were amazed at how fast we got the system up and running. The Aero-12As covered 40 meters (about 130 feet) very evenly and being an active system, the cabling was effortless. As the venue was narrow, the LX-218A center-mono subs provided even sub-bass frequency coverage.”
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