Vinica, Slovenia (November 25, 2013)—Schengenfest, one of Slovenia’s largest festivals, relied on a Renkus-Heinz line array system for its main stage this past year, which hosted performances by UK rockers Skunk Anansie, Belgium's Triggerfinger, and German reggae artists Gentlemen and the Evolution. Performances spanned three stages, with audio provided by one of the country's concert providers, Turjak-based Akustika Pirman.
The Main Stage was outfitted with 16 Renkus-Heinz VLX3 cabinets and 24 DRS18-2B subwoofers per side. Five PN102 cabinets provided front fill, with six PN102LA boxes per side deployed from the FOH roof to cover the area shaded by it. Analog and digital were represented at FOH, with DiGiCo SD8 and Soundcraft MH-3 48 consoles. Xilica XP-4080 processors handled system processing, with Lab.gruppen amplification. Stage monitors were also Renkus-Heinz, including 12 PNX151 wedges, side fills with DRS18-2B subs, and a PNX121 and DRS18 rig for drum fill.
The Electro Stage was an ongoing DJ party, pumped up with left and right arrays of 12 STXLA/9 cabinets, with bass covered by 16 DRS18-2B subs. Monitors for the DJ included an IC Live SUB IC215 and two PN102LA cabinets per side, along with six more PNX121 boxes for additional monitoring. A DiGiCo SD11 console handled FOH mix, with XTA processing and Lab.gruppen amps.
Over at the smaller, more intimate riverfront Beach Stage, a single TRX151T and DRS18 sub per side handled PA duties, with PNX121 boxes for monitoring.
"I knew we needed a truly powerful setup for this event, as we were expecting a huge crowd," said system engineer Ales Dravinec. "We wanted to create a system that would deliver excellent throw across the entire frequency range, and we came up with a system that gave us not just great coverage, but headroom to spare. Setup was straightforward and effortless as well.”