Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2017)—Saturday night may be alright for fighting, but Oscars night turns out to be pretty good for the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party charity event. Audio rental company Mastermind Production Group provided live sound reinforcement for this year’s shindig, which included a live performance from St. Paul & The Broken Bones in the main tent.
With production space at a premium, Mastermind fielded a JBL VTX V20 rig in part for its compact footprint.
“The VTX system is easy to deploy and the sound is clean, full and punchy,” said Chad Griswold, owner of Mastermind. “At 88 pounds per box, we were able to hang enough V20 loudspeakers to achieve the performance and output of a much larger rig. The rig sounded great out of the box and we were confident the system could handle any type of performance. We were told it was the best rig they’d ever had at the event.”
The JBL system included eight VTX V20 loudspeakers per side, a half-dozen VTX-S28 subs hidden below the stage, six VT4886 per side for out fill, five AC18 for front fill, a pair of SRX712M monitors for delay and two VRX918S monitors for drum subs.
In addition to the VTX system in the main tent, Mastermind deployed JBL speakers throughout the entire event, including a DJ tent and three ancillary tents that were used for the other festivities of the evening.