Luton, UK (October 16, 2014)—The HD Festival, held at Eridge Green in Turnbridge, Wells, tapped RSH Audio to provide sound reinforcement for four of the festival’s six stages. RSH Audio deployed CADAC CDC and LIVE1 consoles and Funktion-One rigs for the stages.
“All systems supplied were Funktion-One, driven by a combination of Full Fat Audio, MC2, and Lab.gruppen amplification. There were some 48 Resolution 5, 12 Resolution 4, 14 F218 and 30 F221 Enclosures on-site, and a brand-new VERO system on the Main Stage, courtesy of Audio Plus, who RSH Audio was pleased to bring on-board for the festival,” said RSH Audio’s Joe Haycocks.
Returning from engineering sound for SPACE Ibiza’s ‘Opening Fiesta’ and 25th Birthday party for Project Audio, with the CADAC CDC four and LIVE1 consoles, Full Fat Audio’s MD, Dave Millard, deployed them once again with Funktion-One and Full Fat Audio systems for Vortex Events at the Secret Garden Party. The four-day ‘alternative festival’—in the grounds of a Georgian farm house—at Abbots Ripton, in England’s rural Huntingdon, has run since 2004, growing from a single-stage, 1,000 visitors event to in excess of 15 stages and 26,000 revelers in recent times.
Millard was responsible for sound on two DJ stages, including the famous Pagoda stage, built out onto the lake, where he deployed the LIVE1.
“I cannot recall another desk so transparent and with so much drive and finesse. The CDC four really allows the audio to breath and just does not sound digital at all,” Millard said.