London (November 2, 2006)–AdLib Audio Hires of Liverpool recently headed south to London in order to suppply audio gear for a series of concerts and events held at Trafalgar Square. A complete large-scale audio system featuring JBL Professional VerTec line arrays and Soundcraft’s new Vi6 digital mixing console was supplied.
A JBL VerTec rig and Soundcraft’s new Vi6 digital mixing console were used for three consecutive events at London’s Trafalgar Square.The weekend of September 15-17 featured an eclectic variety of events. A peace rally was held on September 15, featuring a live musical program, as part of the London Week of Peace. On September 16, pop music group Scissor Sisters performed at the MOTO (RED) benefit event, sponsored by Motorola. Proceeds from the show went towards the global fight against AIDS in Africa. September 17 featured “Simcha On The Square,” a celebration of Jewish music and culture.
AdLib Audio provided two main left/right arrangements of VerTec VT4889 full-size line array elements, with additional outfill arrays positioned to serve the large audiences in the broad public square. A total of 38 VT4889s were used, along with eight midsize VT4888s for front-fill coverage. The Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing console was manned by AdLib company principal Dave Kay, as front-of-house mixer for Scissor Sisters.
“We served three different types of events in a row with the same stage and setup,” said Tony Szabo, primary system engineer for AdLib at the events. “The shows varied in crowd size and program content, but AdLib needed to ensure that, as the concert sound supplier for Scissor Sisters, the high level of production values normally provided on tour were online for the public event at Trafalgar Square.”