The view from the FOH position at the recent Afrikaans is Groot Music Show.
Pretoria, South Africa (March 25, 2015)—An annual music concert held at the Moreletapark Auditorium in Pretoria, the Afrikaans is Groot Music Show held nine sold-out shows at the 7,000-seat venue. Providing audio for them was MGG Productions, which fielded JBL VTX line arrays, Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi Consoles.
Organised by Coleske Artists, the Johannesburg leg of the that seats more than 7000 people, saw nine sold-out shows.
MGG Productions project manager Denzil Smith and his team worked with regional Harman importers and distributors Wild & Marr to ensure an even distribution of sound for the audience.
The audio system featured a total of 32 JBL VTX V20 line array elements—12 per side for the main PA along with a center hang of 8 JBL VTX V20, 10 VT 4886 subcompact line array elements for front fill, and a combination of G28 and S25 subwoofers in cardioid formation. An original sub design with two columns of a half-dozen S25 subwoofers in cardioid formation had to be abandoned because of sight line issues.
While there were 25 channels of wireless in-ear monitors in use, they were supported by JBL VTX F15, F12 and SRX 712 loudspeakers used for on stage reinforcement.
All loudspeakers were powered by V-Racks, which included Crown I-Tech 12000HDs and I-Tech 4x3500HD models; system management and control were handled with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager software.
At FOH, a Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi3000 were used The Vi6 controlled all band inputs and additional multitracks for playout from Pro Tools. This was connected via an additional MADI card. The Vi6 was also used to trigger scenes to the Vi3000 via midi (and HiQnet which triggered the RealTime Rack). The Vi3000 was used to handle vocals and sub scenes.
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