Butler, OH (September 6, 2017)—Serving up everything from hip-hop to metal mania to the sounds of the Seventies, the fourth annual EST Fest took over the Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp in Butler, Ohio for two days in August, with Cleveland audio provider NPi AV ensuring that all 5,000 attendees heard every note from headliner (and EST Fest founder) Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Gucci Mane, Suicide Silence and others.
NPi AV tackled audio, video, and lighting for the three stage locations: the Main Stage, and Acoustic Lounge, and a DJ Stage. The Main Stage was outfitted with a Yamaha CL5 console with Rio3224-D and 1608-D input/output boxes and two-dozen Nexo Geo S1210/1230 tops, 12 RS18 Subs, double-stacked in an omni configuration on the ground, and four NX4x4 amps. The monitor system consisted of a Yamaha QL5 with Rio1608-D, six Nexo PS10s and 10 PS15s, accompanied by four Nexo LS18s and 4 NX4x4 amps.
NPi AV’s Alex Kay noted, ‘“We chose the Yamaha CL5 and QL5 because of the reliability, easy integration between front of house and monitors consoles, and they stand up to the elements. This being an outdoor festival, durability was an important factor in choosing consoles. Also, they pack a lot of processing power in a small footprint.”
Meanwhile, Mike Murray, front of house engineer for Machine Gun Kelly, dug the PA, noting, “The Nexo PA used at EST Fest sounded phenomenal; everything was crisp and clear, and the low end was nice and punchy.”
Yamaha and Nexo