Buena Park, CA (May 23, 2006)–Promising “food, fun, ice-cold Michelob and rockin’ music,” the Michelob May Musicfest kicked off its first event with country artist Lee Ann Womack, and started a new tradition at Busch Gardens’ Gwazi Park. Tampa, FL-based E-Tech Systems is providing a NEXO GEO T line array system for the festival, including 14 NEXO GEO T4805s, four GEO T2815s, eight NEXO S2s and five NX242s, powered by Camco Vortex 6 and Crest Audio Pro 9200 power amplifiers.
The system is configured as seven model 4805s and two model 2815 per side, flown from the stage roof system with four S2 subwoofers on each side directly below the GEO T arrays. Womack’s production also provided a Yamaha PM5D-RH, which, although positioned at the monitor zone, is also controlling front-of-house mix channels via a WiFi-interfaced tablet PC.
Despite the unique setup of using a remote FOH, both the monitor and front-of-house engineers can access the other’s settings and operations, and since the FOH engineer is free to wander the performance grounds, he is able to listen to the entire venue and make the necessary adjustments anywhere in the venue that the wireless network reaches.
“The NEXO GEO T rig sounds exceptional, and the people at Busch Gardens are not interested in any other performance audio system,” said Josh Millward, systems engineer with E-Tech. “They have heard the system being used with a wide variety of artists and genres, and they’re getting compliments from both the audiences and house engineers. It’s great to be able to have consistent results with the same rig, event after event.”
The three remaining concerts in the series feature Kansas, Sawyer Brown and Kenny Rogers. E-Tech also provided a small NEXO system set up on a side stage for local entertainment during the day, and are regularly retained to provide sound systems for concerts at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.