New York, NY (March 2, 2012)—It might seem odd to talk about a New Year’s Eve event in early March, but it may have taken all involved this long to recover from hosting 45,000 clubgoers who danced over 60 hours to house/electronic music via a Martin Audio system from Advanced Audio Technology.
The three-day event was put on by the 4-story, 30,000 square foot night club Pacha New York with DJ, remixer and producer Avicii and held at Pier 94 where partiers got wild to music from Avicii, Victor Calderone, Cazzette, Boris Benassi and others. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, had a Top 20 hit in 2010 with his debut single, “Bromance.” He followed that in 2011 with “Levels” which became a Top 10 single throughout Europe, Australia, and the UK.
Advanced Audio’s Jason Ojeda recalled, “I designed the system with Mark Ramsay to be played at 125dB for a 60-hour run with very little stress on drivers and amplifiers. We’re happy to report that there were no failures. If we needed to get a little more out of the W8LCs at certain points, we had no problems doing that. All of the artists walked into the space and couldn’t believe the Martin Audio rig they were hearing because the detail in the upper frequency range was outstanding.”
Based on a Display modeling software design, the mammoth Martin Audio system was comprised of 48 W8LC enclosures, 10 flown WLX subs, 28 ground-stacked WSX subs, 12 WS218X subs and six W8DVQ differential diversity loudspeakers, all driven by Lab.gruppen PLM 20000 Q and PLM 10000 Qs. The Advanced Audio crew included Jason Ojeda (FOH), Angelo Poulos (Monitors) and system techs Craig Allen, Aaron Kovachik and Jonathan Snyder.
Summing up his reactions about how the system worked for the event, Ojeda said, “We chose Martin Audio because of its amazing audio detail and rock solid bass. With electronic music playback, you need a ton of bottom end. Between the WSX and flown WLX, the street was vibrating all the way down to 42nd St And 11th Avenues. Since the event was on the pier of the West Wide highway and 58th St., I think Martin accomplished that goal for us!”