Porto Alegre, Brazil (November 23, 2016)—It’s well-known that Brazilian rock fans are among the most passionate in the world, so it’s no surprise that Aerosmith’s recent excursion to the country found the classic rock band playing shows in the Estádio Beira-Rio, a large football stadium beside the Gualba River in Porto Alegre with a capacity of over 50,000, as well as the Classic Hall in Olinda Recife, Brazil. Providing audio for both concerts was Gabisom Audio Equipment of Sao Paulo, which fielded a Martin Audio MLA system.
For the stadium show, the Gabisom crew set up 13 MLA cabinets and one MLD per side for the Main PA along with 11 MLA plus one MLD per side for the outfills and 12 MLX subs a side ground-stacked in front of the stage.
System engineer Eder Moura said, “MLA was specified because of its incredible audio quality and smooth, even coverage that’s consistent for every seat in the house, no matter what type of room.”
The setup for the Classic Hall indoor theater venue included 13 MLA and one MLD a side with 6 MLX subs a side. DiGiCo SD7 consoles were used for FOH and Monitors at both shows, along with Lake LM44 processing.
Other Gabisom crew on the shows included system techs Rubens Rocha Da Silva, Paulo Roberto Chicone, Joao Paulo Araripe, Gelson Pedroso and Diego Barbosa.