Miami, FL (August 25, 2016)—When you name a festival Rolling Loud, people expect a sound system that lives up to the title. That was the challenge facing full-service entertainment production company LPS Production Services of Miami, FL, recently when it provided audio for the hip-hop event, which featured the likes of Future, 2 chainz, Young Thug, Lil B, Curren$y and Kodak Black, among others. With that in mind, LPS fielded a sizable DAS system.
The P.A. setup included 16 Aero 50 3-way large-format line array elements, with eight enclosures each for the left and right main hangs. They were augmented by four Aero 12A powered two-way, mid-high line array modules—two enclosures per side that served as downfills.
For low-frequency support, LPS placed 12 DAS UX-221A powered ultra-low frequency subwoofer enclosures, which were arranged as a center cluster, stacked two-high across the front of the stage.
For sidefills, LPS deployed six Aero 20A powered, compact line array elements—three enclosures each for left and right—and coupled these with four LX-218A subwoofers, which were positioned two enclosures per side. It also used another four DAS Aero 20A enclosures for frontfill.
The stage monitor setup consisted of four Road 15A powered, 2-way stage monitors while, for the DJ monitor setup, there were two Vantec 215A powered 3-way enclosures with two Vantec 18A powered subwoofers, arranged one stack per side.
“With a lot of hip-hop shows, it’s difficult to get a consistent level of vocal intelligibility while maintaining the amount of bass the audience expects,” president Jose Laria said. “I was pleasantly surprised by the performance both these loudspeakers delivered, all without any drawbacks. Further, the amount of air moved by the UX-221 is very impressive. My techs were actually taking videos of how the air was making our tent flap in the wind like a kite, and this was all the way out from the stage at the front of house position. The UX-221 is very impressive in its ability to reproduce frequencies you can’t get with a double 18-inch subwoofer and they’re very fast and clean for such a large driver.”
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