New York (September 20, 2006)–This past summer saw the 36th edition of the annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. All three event stages, located from 62nd Street to 65th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues in New York City, hosted more than 100 free performances. Providing audio for all those gigs were Illumination Production Services and Production Resources Group; system designer and engineer Jon Laterza spec’d Nexo rigs and Yamaha digital consoles for each stage.
At Lincoln Center’s onion-shaped bandshell, Nexo Geo S speakers peek out beneath tarps, while the FOH tent covers a Yamaha PM5D console.For the main stage, located in Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center Bandshell, Laterza used 12 Nexo Geo S series loudspeakers and four CD12 subs per side, driven by Yamaha amps with a Yamaha PM5D console for FOH and a M7CL for monitors. For the two smaller stages, Laterza and crew, some of whom had never used a digital desk before, mixed on Yamaha DM2000 consoles and used a dozen Geo S (six per side) flown off Genie lifts, two CD12 subs per side; and 10 Geo S (five per side) ground-stacked with Apogee subs. “I ran out of Nexo CD12s,” he said.
“What you want from a sound system is fidelity and even coverage over the projected audience area,” said Laterza. “The Nexo system for the main stage measured only a 2dB drop over 200 feet. These rigs gave us the most even coverage we’ve ever had in the park.” Last year, Laterza used Nexo rigs on the two smaller stages, adding more products in the interim to cover the main stage this year. He has been Head of Audio for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival for the past ten years.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems