New Orleans, LA (January 29, 2014)—Baton Rogue, LA-based sound company Premier Production & Sound Services, LLC (PSS) provided the sound reinforcement system for the Voodoo Experience Festival for the third consecutive year, manning an array of gear from Harman’s JBL, Soundcraft and Crown.
The 3-day festival featured an array of more than 80 artists and more than 100,000 people at New Orleans’ City Park, with PSS using eight JBL VTX V25 fullsize line array elements per side and four stacks of three S28 subwoofers arranged in cardioid configuration for the Flambeau Stage. PSS also deployed 12 VerTec VT4886 subcompact line array elements atop the subwoofers for front fill. A total of 28 Crown IT 12000 HD amplifiers powered the system.
Stage sound was furnished by 16 JBL SRX712M floor wedges, plus 12 VT4886 loudspeakers and six VT4883 subcompact subwoofers, all powered by nine Crown IT 4x3500 HD amplifiers.
In addition, PSS supplied two Soundcraft Vi6 digital live sound consoles for front of house and monitor mixing. Brian Gordon, PSS Head Audio Engineer and Co-Owner and his staff used the JBL VTX-LZ-K Laser Accessory Kit to align all the loudspeakers in the system.
“This was our third year of working on the Voodoo Experience festival and our second with the JBL VTX Series line arrays,” said Russ Bryant, PSS Director of Operations and Co-Owner. “The sound was absolutely awesome. At a large-scale outdoor rock festival like this, the demands on a loudspeaker system are tremendous in terms of the sheer SPL and coverage required—and the V25 line arrays are phenomenal in their ability to deliver clear sound even at high volume, especially in the upper midrange and high frequencies.”
“We wound up using the Soundcraft Vi6 consoles for 31 front of house and monitor changeovers,” said Bryant. “I can tell you that the Vi6 was much easier to use than other consoles that were at the festival.” Another big advantage: “The Vi6 still passes signal while you’re loading show files into it where some other consoles will not, which is a major benefit during the hectic time constraints of a big festival.”
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