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Monterrey, Mexico (December 15, 2008)–Serpro Producciones of Monterrey, Mexico recently handled SR requirements for the first Zero-Fest music festival, which drew nearly 30,000 people to Parque Fundidora in Monterrey. Key to the audio arsenal was an Electro-Voice PA.
The show featured top local acts like Zoe, Kinky, and Jaguares, along with international artists Thievery Corporation, The Mars Volta, and Junkie XL. Latin American bands Calle 13 (Puerto Rico) and Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentina) also appeared, with the latter headlining the event.
Zero-Fest required two stages to accommodate its long line-up of performers. The festival’s Red Stage featured an EV X-Line system with two main hangs of 10 Xvls and two Xvlt per side, with low-end support via 12 ground-stacked Xsubs. The system was powered by P3000 amps and processed through a NetMax N8000 with FIR filters.
The Black Stage also featured an X-Line system, with 14 Xvls and 2 Xvlt per side, with 16 ground-stacked Xsubs, all powered by TG7 amplifiers. EV’s FIR Drive reportedly enhanced the systems’ performance, adding FIR filters to the processing power of Serpro’s NetMax DSP/matrix controller and Tour Grade amps with RCM-26 modules.
Having two large stages and a steady stream of acts posed many production challenges. With the help of LAPS-II software, Serpro was able to predict how each stage would behave in relation to the other. Even with more than 20 bands with different setups, engineers, and Front of House equipment, Serpro’s EV rig helped them manage every performance.