Mexico City (July 3, 2007)–Held annually at the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City, “Vive Latino” has grown into one of the biggest Rock en Español music festivals in Latin America. This year’s two-day, three stage program ran with tens of thousands of fans hearing the shwo mixed on two new Midas XL8 digital consoles at FOH position, deployed by Representaciones de Audio. In addition, a Midas XL4 was used to route broadcast feeds for the show.
A pair of Midas XL8 digital consoles were used for the recent Vive Latino festival. The festival included dozens of Spanish-speaking acts from across all genres, including Ozomatli, The Magic Numbers, Devendra Banhart and Grammy winners, Café Tacuba. Steve Lotzer and Jim Pfitzinger of Midas were on hand to provide manufacturer support for the event: “The XL8 provided the ideal balance of digital flexibility with Midas rider-friendliness and sound quality,” says Lotzer. “While one band was being mixed, the next band’s engineer was on the second XL8, setting up his mix. Anything that was going to be re-used–drum mics, etc.–was patched into both XL8s, so a rough mix, VCAs and groups, etc., could be dialled into the other console prior to the next set, allowing for seamless transitions during the fast-moving show. You set up your show on one XL8, upload it to a memory stick, bring it over to the other XL8, load in the show data, do your final tweaks and you’re good to go.”
Lotzer added, “The visuals are such a great aspect of XL8, from the group color coding system to the fact you can type your channels in, instead of laying tape. All these details add up to make XL8 as user-friendly as it is sonically impressive.”