BUENA PARK, Calif.â”€Columbus Crew Stadium was the setting for the second year of this quickly growing music festival in Columbus, Ohio and once again, Logic Systems Sound & Lighting in St. Louis were brought in to provide its audio and lighting production expertise. The festival, which took place in mid-May had an attendance reaching 50,000 each day, making it one of the of largest U.S. festivals so far this year.
Fourteen bands performed on the main stage including Kid Rock, Finger Eleven, Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Serj Tankian, Staind, Disturbed, Stone Temple Pilots, Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Seether, Papa Roach, and 3 Doors Down.
A NEXO GEO T system was used that consisted of 20 4805 and 4 2815 boxes per side, plus 8 CD-18s per side. In addition NEXO NX-242 processors with Ethersound cards and running the latest NXTREME loads. â€œThe NEXO GEO T system was the right choice for this event for a number of reasons,â€? states Chip Self, President of Logic Systems Sound & Lighting. â€œThe sound quality is exceptional providing more than enough SPL, and it is rider-acceptable for virtually every major act.â€? Self added that since the GEO T system is very light it was an added benefit since it was sharing rigging bays with a very heavy LED video wall and a heavier speaker system would have been a problem. â€œThe artists, crew and attendees were all very pleased with the sound quality, and in the trenches, all of the touring engineers were very pleased and impressed with the performance of the system,â€? Self adds.
A Yamaha PM5D-RH was used at front of house and at monitors. â€œThe PM5D-RH consoles were a huge help because most of the acts had a show already programmed on a 5D card and by patching to match their shows we were able to give them everything they wanted, the way they wanted it, within the very tight change-over schedule,â€? says Self. â€œWith thirteen major acts in two days, we started 100% of the acts on-time without a problem; I’m not sure we could have accomplished that with conventional consoles, at least not without doing a great deal more work.â€?
Microphone arsenal included Shure, Sennheiser and Audio-Technica. Camco Vortex series amplifiers were used to power GEO T.
Lighting consisted of 150 ETC Source Four Pars, 8 Thomas 8-lite, 8 4xP64 ACL bars, 12 Vari*Lite VL-3000 spots, 16 Coemar iSpot-575EB spots, 14 Coemar iWash-575EB wash, 8 Martin Atomic-3000 strobes w/ color scrollers, 1 GrandMA lighting controller, 2 DF-50 hazers and 108 channels of Leprecon MX series dimmers.
For more information on Logic Systems, telephone 314.968.4050 or visit www.logicsound.com.
For more information on the NEXO GEO T or Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles, telephone
714-522-9011 or visit www.yamahaca.com.
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