Lima, Peru (August 24, 2006)–As the standard-bearer for modern Latin guitar music, Carlos Santana has played shows all over the world, but surprisingly only performed once in Lima, Peru, over 10 years ago. With that in mind, when the guitarist agreed to return to the city for another show recently, more than 25,000 people gathered in the esplanade of the Estadio Monumental to bask in his music.
the stage for Santana’s recent Lima, Peru gig, flanked by Meyer Sound Milo loudspeaker hangsSound providers Carlinho Hermes Landa and Iluminación Artistica RTA opted for a system based on Meyer Sound’s Milo high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker system. Freelance system engineer Andres Cuadros remarked, “For me, it was necessary to have the very best equipment; with Milo, we got excellent response from the system. As a result, the public reacted very well, because both the show and the technical production were at the highest level.”
The main system was made up of 12 Milo cabinets on each side, with four UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeakers in the center to provide frontfill. For low-end support, 12 650-P high-power subwoofers were groundstacked on each side of the stage. The production team used Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring system to track the status of the loudspeakers. “RMS is a fundamental tool because it allows you to monitor in real time what is happening with the equipment,” notes Cuadros.