Straubing, Germany (August 28, 2006)–The Jazz on the Danube festival is always a highlight for music lovers, presenting a unique line up every year. As an added benefit, with the event being held in Electro-Voice’s hometown, inevitably the sound gets more attention than it might elsewhere. This year, Ingo Haasch and his team were responsible for sound reinforcement, and relied on a combination of compact EV and Dynacord equipment.
Marcus Miller onstage with EV line arraysThe Jazz on the Danube festival, now in its 20th year, is one of the 10 biggest jazz festivals in the world. This year’s event, which featured Latino star Juanes, Randy Crawford & the Joe Sample Trio and Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, delivered audio through a combination of compact line array systems from Electro-Voice (XLD 281, XLC 215), Dynacord PowerH amps, and two EV NetMax N8000 digital audio controllers. This set up had never been used at a major event before.
The left and right sides of the PA were controlled separately. The new FIR filters were responsible for the equalization of the main PA. Franz Lermer, Manager of Digital Development with EVI Audio, and part of EVI Audio’s support team at the JAD 2006, commented: “The sound team had never worked with FIR filters before and were highly enthusiastic right from the start.” The team found the system design, developed by Peter Hallstein and Günter Krauss of EVI Audio using IRIS-Net software, addressed their needs.
Ingo Haasch commented: “The EV XLD system, like the XLE, is ultra-flexible. It’s tops for small to medium-sized jazz, theatrical and classical music events, but also provides a solid foundation for medium to large rock concerts. With the addition of X-sub boxes, for example, you can arrive (with very little expenditure) at a line array system that is really something.” Haasch is equally enthusiastic about the Dynacord PowerH amplifiers: “ultra-virile, ultra-tight power amplifiers generating oodles of wattage. I was totally convinced by them.”
Organizer Ralph Huber was more than satisfied: “I think we managed once again this year to put together an attractive line-up, with the good weather and exceptional quality of the audio system being the icing on the cake.” The next Jazz on the Danube festival will run from the 19th to the 23rd July 2007.