Dubai (April 21, 2008)-- Korn, Velvet Revolver, Machine Head and As I Lay Dying recently played the same stage as part of a killer festival, but if you live in the U.S. or Europe, where rock festivals are most often held, there's no way you would've seen the show. Instead, the bands were part of the fifth annual Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2008 in Dubai Festival City, UAE (United Arab Emirates), drawing more than 28,000 fans over two days. Sun Light & Sound (SLS) Productions deployed a JBL Professional VerTec line array system for the gig.
The PA included main hangs of 12 VT4889 full-size line array elements per side, complemented by six VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers per side. Eight VT4887 compact line array elements were suspended to provide down fill, with five VT4888 mid-size line array elements hung per side for additional out fill. Twelve JBL VT4880A Ultra-Long Excursion subwoofers were stacked on each side of the stage for added low-frequency output, with four VT4887 compact line array elements on hand for front fill. Lastly, three arrays of six VT4888 mid-size line array elements each were set up at the front of house position to serve as delays. Crown Macro-Tech and I-Tech amplifiers powered the entire system.
"When we first started using VerTec line arrays, we received very good feedback from our clients, and as we increased our inventory, we have found VerTec to be a great asset," said Martin Luiz, Owner of Sun Light & Sound. "The VerTec loudspeakers have exceptional clarity, light weight, compact size, and are easy to set up. We have supplied our gear to many international artists performing in Dubai and almost all of them prefer using VerTec. Visiting sound engineers have always given our team a big 'yes' for our inventory and services."
Sun Light & Sound Productions