Bronx, NY (October 31, 2016)—Bronx-based AVS Production Group recently fielded a massive JBL VTX rig for Pitbull’s 25-date U.S. “The Bad Man” tour.
When FOH engineer Wilberto Madera heard a VTX Series system while on tour in Australia, he immediately called AVS Production Group and requested VTX for the Pitbull tour.
As it turns out, that was fine with AVS: “When we were planning the rig for this tour, the highest priority for us was sonic quality,” said Abraham D. Viera Jr., vice president of AVS Production Group. “We wanted a system that would sound great, go up quick and be consistent in every venue. The sonic quality of the VTX boxes trumped everything.”
As a result, the system included two main arrays of 18 VTX V25-II loudspeakers and four ground stacks of 3 G28 subwoofers per side. AVS also used delay steering to achieve even sub coverage. Crown iTech HD amplifiers powered the entire system, and JBL HiQnetPerformance Manager 2.1 software helped the team configure the speaker arrays.
“The JBL VTX system delivered consistent sound and performance every night,” said systems engineer Jimmy Ibanez. “On a nationwide arena tour, it’s challenging to achieve the same sound in each different venue. With the VTX system, I didn’t have those worries. Performance Manager 2.1 gave me the flexibility I needed to optimize the sound for every section of the venue. I was able to achieve the same overall results every afternoon, and after a few tweaks I could confidently hand the PA over to Will. The outcome was a great sounding, very detailed and extremely dynamic mix at every show.”