Valencia, Venezuela (April 12, 2005)–Audio Valencia of Valencia, Venezuela recently purchased a complete system comprised of 16 Adamson Y-Axis Y18s and four Y10s. The sale was arranged through Abba Trading Corporation of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Adamson’s distributor for Latin America. Since taking delivery, Audio Valencia has used its new Adamson Y-Axis system for a number of big events, including recent Venezuelan concert dates by Luciano Pavarotti, and Spanish superstar Miguel Bosé.
Pictured (l-r): Daniel Fernandez, sound engineer and technical training consultant, Abba Trading Corp.; John Pellowe, FOH audio engineer for Luciano Pavarotti; and Felix Colmenares, owner of Audio Valencia.
Sound engineer Daniel Fernandez provided technical training on the new system for the Audio Valencia staff; and assisted Luciano Pavarotti’s FOH engineer John Pellowe for the March 2 concert date at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela.
“For the Pavarotti concert, we used an array of eight Y18s and two Y10s per side,” said Fernandez. “That gave us more SPL than we needed for that particular venue, but provided enough coverage for all of the balconies. The theater required an accurate prediction because of its four levels with uneven balcony.”
Adamson Shooter software was used for system configuration. Explained Fernandez, “We worked with the AutoCAD files of the venue and got a very appropriate splaying of the array; and in the practice, we achieved a whole coverage on the four levels of the venue.” SIA Smaart was also used to tweak the system.
“The amp racks were loaded with Lab.gruppen fP3400 and fP6400 amplifiers, driven by four XTA DP224 processors, all of them controlled via RS485 from the FOH position,” said Fernandez. A Yamaha PM5000 console was used at FOH, and Fernandez noted that the concert–part of Pavarotti’s Farewell Tour–was recorded on multitrack hard drive for possible future broadcast.
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