Milwaukee, WI (August 16, 2013)—For the Miller Lite Oasis Stage at Summerfest this year, Clearwing Productions chose to use an Outline GTO speaker system to deliver the music of popular acts including Diplo, the Dropkick Murphys and Imagine Dragons.
“Summerfest 2013 was our first experience with the Outline GTO system,” said Bryan Baumgardner, audio operations and logistics, Clearwing Productions. “We knew Outline was very good, but the system far exceeded our expectations.”
Summerfest, affectionately known as “The Big Gig,” is certified by Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Music Festival,” drawing an audience of some 800 thousand to one million people over the 11 days of the event. Acts ranging from headliners to local bands perform on 11 stages, with the Miller Lite Oasis Stage as the largest walk up stage.
The Miller Lite Oasis stage system consisted of nine GTO, one GTO-DF down fill and eight GTO-SUB subwoofer cabinets per side as the main FOH system, with four LIPF-082 Lip Fill cabinets used to even out coverage. Clearwing Productions staff used Outline’s OpenArray 3D simulation software to ensure each cabinet was properly aimed to maximize audience coverage.
“We took existing computer models of the stage area and had no problem bringing that into Outline’s OpenArray software,” Baumgardner relates. “From top to bottom, everything about the physical design of the system is very straightforward to use.”