Las Vegas, NV (May 14, 2015)—In mid-April, H.A.S Productions tackled the 23rd annual City of Lights Jazz Rhythm & Blues Festival in Las Vegas for the first time, fielding a VUE Audiotechnik al-Class Line Array system for the two-day event, which featured acts like the Family Stone, Kenny Lattimore, Gerald Albright, the Jazz Attack Band and Pieces of a Dream.
Michael Schivo, promoter and founder of the festival, noted to H.A.S. engineers how pleased he was with the sound; Jay Easley, H.A.S. Productions’ COO, remarked, “Mr. Schivo has been doing this for a very long time and was thrilled at how good the sound was. We’re really excited that we were able to exceed his expectations. When you’re doing a jazz festival, every nuance is important,” he continues. “Subtleties and dynamics are everything with these amazing, talented musicians, therefore the VUE rig is the only system we would have taken to a festival like this.”
H.A.S. Productions, a Las Vegas-based full-service production company that is independently owned and operated, provided a sound-reinforcement system comprising 32 VUE Audiotechnik al-8 high-output loudspeakers, 16 al-4 subcompact loudspeakers, a dozen powered hs-28 dual 18-inch ACM subwoofers and four al-4SB flyable isobaric subwoofers. “We bought the VUE al-8s because we think it is the best-sounding PA out there,” Easley said. “The al-8 and al-4 are the perfect loudspeakers to use at many of the Las Vegas venues in which we work. With VUE Audiotechnik, we were able to cover the entire 3,500-person SRO venue perfectly.” Onstage, the company used eight hm-212 high-output stage monitors and eight hm-112 high-definition stage monitors
H.A.S. employed VUE Networked controlled V4 and V6 Systems Engines to power the al-Class FOH Line Array systems and the hm-112/212 monitors used on stage. “It was a complete VUE production, and it was all from our own expanding VUE inventory,” said Easley. “I think we may be the biggest VUE house in the world right now.”