Indio, CA (June 23, 2006)–It may have taken place almost two months ago, but music fans are still talking about the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the annual smorgasborg of rock stars and new acts. Key to bringing the sounds to 60,000 people each day were Rat Sound-provided Turbosound Aspect loudspeakers on two of the five main performance stages.
An unnamed act does her thing at Coachella beneath a Turbosound Aspect loudspeaker rig.This year, the attraction of Madonna’s festival debut drew record numbers; thousands packed into and around the Sahara tent, which was doubled in size from previous years to accommodate the expected crush, to see the dance music diva debut her upcoming touring show.
The UK-drenched line up also included Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, and Editors, while the US was represented by the likes of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Scissor Sisters and Coheed & Cambria.
Manny Barajas, Rat Sound’s crew chief in the Gobi tent explains the set up: “We had four flown TA-890H mid-high Aspect boxes and three trap TA-880H Aspect boxes in a ground-stacked configuration a side. We also had nine of the TA-890L low boxes, and two of the TSW-218 subs per side. We flew six Aspect boxes a side in the larger Mojave tent, and had two Aspect boxes with the rotated horn configuration for a ground-stacked front fill. We had nine of the low boxes per side, and four of the 218 subs per side.”