San Manuel, CA (September 28, 2016)––3G Productions of Las Vegas and Los Angeles recently fielded a sizable Martin Audio MLA system for the Wolves Den stage at the Nocturnal Wonderland Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater. EDM artists such as Bassnectar, Deorro, Above and Beyond, Coone, Big Gigantic, Knife Party, Chromeo, 3LAU, Audien and others entertained more than 67,000 people over three days there.
The setup for Wolves Den included main and side hangs of Martin Audio MLA with a large number of MLX subs ground-stacked in front of the stage in a combined broadband sub arc/end fire configuration to control noise beyond the audience area. There were also DD12s for center front fill and stacks of MLA compact on either side for off center fill because of the stage’s extreme width.
3G’s crew for Wolves Den stage included Julio Valdez (Audio Lead Designer for this event), Manny Perez (MLA System Overseer), Jorge Solorzano (System Tech) and Willie Gonzalez (3G FOH mix engineer).
Asked about the need for noise control, 3G System Engineer Manny Perez noted, “The amphitheater is in a valley and if you’re not careful, the sound can travel through it and over the hills into surrounding neighborhoods.
“We used MLA’s control capability to create a hard avoid area beyond the audience area over 500 feet away as a means of eliminating issues with off-site noise complaints, which can be a problem with EDM shows. For this event, we only had two phone calls with complaints during three days of performances that ran from 4pm to 2 in the morning.”