China (August 12, 2019)—Music festivals are huge all over the world, and China is no exception. Providing audio for many of the top fests there is Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing, which has been making the rounds this summer with its new Meyer Sound Leo Family systems, which it put to use at a number of events, including the MTA (Music Technology and Art) Festival, staged at the Tianmo Nature Scenic Area northwest of Beijing, which drew more than 50,000 revelers to enjoy Chinese acts (Li Chen, Escape Plan, Higher Brothers and New Pants) as well as international artists (Khalil Fong, Jay Park and Isaac Gracie) spanning the musical spectrum from folk to pop-rock, hip-hop and pop-punk.
For the main stage, S.A.G. deployed dual main hangs of 16 Leo-M line array loudspeakers, each with two underhung Lyon-W loudspeakers. A dozen Leopard loudspeakers supplied front fill and 27 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, arrayed as nine 3-high stacks in cardioid configurations, delivered bass impact.
“Meyer Sound LEO Family systems are ideal for festivals like MTA,” said S.A.G. founder and board chief executive Zhang Bo, who also mixed at FOH for groups without their own engineer. “They have exceptionally low distortion even when reproducing very high levels. They also have a lot of headroom, making it easy for engineers to do their job beautifully.”
Zhugen Wang, who served as sound designer, system engineer and monitor engineer, noted, “I really appreciated the Galaxy816 network processor and Compass control software, and I particularly like the way the new proprietary Low-Mid Beam Control ensures greater uniformity of coverage. Also, deploying the 1100-LFCs as an arc in cardioid stacks allows an even spread of massive lows throughout the audience without disturbing performers onstage.”
MTA was produced by Sound Summer, Ltd., a music, content and performance organization focused on youth culture in China.
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