Santiago, Chile (February 9, 2006)–The Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo in Santiago recently hosted Pearl Jam’s first visit to the country in the band’s 15-year career. The two-night Pearl Jam extravaganza, featuring Mudhoney as the opening act, attracted more than 18,000 people both nights.
Cristian Olavarria (left), pictured with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, owns the sound rental company that provided an Adamson Y-Axis system for the group’s Chile debut.Cristian Olavarria Ltd., a sound rental company with 25 years of experience in sound reinforcement, took charge of the production. General manager Cristian Olavarria, together with chief engineer, Jaime Zeballos, chose to use an Adamson Y-Axis system. To achieve the optimal configuration for this open-air stadium, Zeballos used the Adamson Shooter software, which he finds “a breeze to do sound design with.”
The main left and right PA consisted of 24 Y18s and 16 Y10s flown underneath. For sidefills, six Y10s per side were added. Sixteen proprietary subs made by Olavarria were ground-stacked per side in front of the stage, and eight MSL-2s were added for frontfill.
Adamson Systems Engineering