One of the biggest events in the Caribbean, the 3-day event is the most important one for Spanish-speaking music fans, attracting leading Latin performers such as Wisin y Yandel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Juan Luis Guerra, Don Omar, Sergio Vargas and Milly. All styles of music are celebrated: regeton from Puerto Rick, merengue from the Dominican republic, along with salsa, pop ballads and other fusion styles.
Sponsored by the Cerveceria Presidente beer company, this year’s festival coincided with the celebration of Santo Domingo city as the American Capital of Culture. Puerto Rican producer Tony Mojena commissioned PA rental company JOL Sonido to provide sound systems.
With a 50,000-strong audience, this was a very significant system, using 40x GEO D10s as main PA hangs in an unusual design using 20x GEO S12s as a stereo centre, “strange but effective!” Additional GEO S12 arrays were used as outfill and side fill, and the whole system was powered by NEXO NXAMP4x4s running on an EtherSound network.
40x NEXO GEOD10 with 36 custom-made subs from JOL Sonido
20x NEXO GEOS12 as a Stereo center,very strange but efective
12x NEXO GEOS12 as out fill
12x NEXO GEOS12 as side fill
14x NEXO NXAMP 4×4 with EtherSound
4x NEXO NX242ES4
10x Yamaha P7000s
6x NEXO PS15 TDcontroller
16x NEXO PS15 R2
16x NEXO PS10 R2
3x Yamaha PM5D
4x Yamaha M7CL
1x DigiDesign Venue D Show Profile
Jaime Oliver Layle, sound crew chief, told us, “I’m very happy with the performance of the system; it was the best solution both for coverage and sound quality. The GEO D is an amazing system, and the NEXO NXAMPs provide a great sound. The engineers that worked with the bands at FOH for the festival showed total approval and that was one of our goals for this show.”
“Having the support of the NEXO team is great for us. Roberto Tschopp, tech support for Latin America , spent a lot of time with us helping us to design and set up the system.”
Roberto and JOL Sonido engineers used NEXO’s NS-1 software to plot the system output accurately in advance the image shows simulations of the front clusters, front and side fills, at 4kHz dBA.
Artist Line-Up at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez. Santo Domingo: Juanes, Omega, Don Omar, Pavel Núñez and Wason Brazobán. Juan Luis Guerra, Tito El Bambino, Luis Enrique and Luis Fonsi. Wisin y Yandel, Camila, Gilberto Santa Rosa and special presentation of Merengues with artists Fernando Villalona, Eddy Herrera, Sergio Vargas and Milly.