Studio Berar deployed a massive JBL VerTec line array system for Exit Noise Summer Fest. Novi Sad, Serbia (July 31, 2007)–This year’s Exit Noise Summer Fest, the largest music festival in southeastern Europe, was held once again at a striking, historical castle fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia; regional audio company Studio Berar has supplied full production for the festival’s main stage and DJ arena since its inception, and fielded a sizable JBL VerTec rig and Harman HiQnet system for the event.
The Exit festival’s musical program mixes major international hard rock and hip-hop artists with dance music trend-setters. The artist lineup this year included The Prodigy, Beastie Boys, CSS, Lauryn Hill, Robert Plant & Strange Sensation, Basement Jaxx, Snoop Dogg, The Wu-Tang Clan, LTJ Bukem with MC Conrad, and more. Catching all those acts was a huge audience–attendance has increased each year since 2001, with 35,000 attendees at the main stage this year.
“Even though we have worked on this festival for the past seven years, we perform detailed preparations each year in order to achieve the best possible sound quality,” said Zoran Matic, system engineer for Studio Berar. “This festival has a great meaning for us here in Serbia, because in doing it, we get to exchange experiences and ideas with soundmixers and lighting designers from all around the world.”
Matic noted that his crew is now using the new Harman HiQnet System Architect software for sound system control and monitoring. Studio Berar audio technicians deployed two main hangs of 16 VT4889 fullsize line array elements with a total of 32 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers. JBL VT4888 midsize line array elements and VRX932’s were in place for outfill arrays, delay tower support, and onstage sidefill monitors.