Leesburg, FL (June 4, 2012)—MTI Sound provided audio for the two stages at the recent 16th annual Leesburg Bikefest. The three-day motorcycle rally included performances by Eighties metalers FireHouse and Nineties alt rockers Seven Mary Three, both of which were heard via D.A.S. Audio loudspeaker systems.
Sanford, FL-based MTI Sound, a full service sound, lighting, staging, video production, and installation company, fielded the Road and Aero Series 2 loudspeakers on both stages. Scott Shryock, president of MTI Sound, explained, “In January, we took delivery of D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A powered two-way, mid-high line array modules, LX-218CA powered subwoofers, and Road 12A powered stage monitors .We’ve been very pleased with the equipment and it did a phenomenal job for us at this year’s Bikefest. We also arranged with Advanced Audio out of Orlando to assist us with a second stage and, this too, was outfitted with D.A.S. loudspeaker systems.”
On the Budweiser Stage, the MTI crew, led by operations manager Andrew Ello, deployed their D.A.S. system, which included ten Aero 12A loudspeakers—flown five elements per each side of the stage. Low frequency support was handled by four LX-218CA subwoofers; ground stacked two enclosures per side, with each stack vertically aligned underneath the overhead Aero 12A clusters. To ensure on-stage coverage, Shryock and his team placed six D.A.S. Audio Road 12A stage monitors. MTI Sound’s Mike Warner served as the engineer.
At the Gator Harley Stage, the sound reinforcement setup consisted of 16 D.A.S. Audio Aero 50 three-way, large-format line array modules—flown eight elements per side. These enclosures were accompanied by 12 LX218 subwoofers—ground stacked six enclosures per side, positioned two cabinets high and three cabinets wide. The D.A.S. Aero 50 enclosures were driven by Lab.gruppen amplifiers while the LX218 subwoofers used QSC Audio power amps. As with the Budweiser Stage, D.A.S. Audio Road 12A stage monitors were deployed, along with side fill systems that consisted of two stacked LX-218 subwoofers augmented by three Aero 12A’s on each side. MTI Sound’s John Adams served as the engineer.
In addition to being very pleased with the performance of the D.A.S. Audio equipment, Shryock is equally impressed with the company’s customer and technical support services. “The team at D.A.S. Audio’s Miami office has been a pleasure to deal with,” he said. “When we’ve had questions, we’ve always received fast responses and the follow-up of everyone involved has been first-rate.”
Shryock noted, “The audience at this year’s BikeFest was very complimentary of the sound, as was our client—and Seven Mary Three’s engineer was absolutely ecstatic. This was his first time mixing on a D.A.S. system and he was very impressed. The entire event was a huge success.”