Record-breaking crowds attended the first light festival of the year in Korea, where NEXO’s new GEO M12 line array was making its debut at ‘Seoul Light’. Newly purchased by audio production company Plan 24, the M12 inventory was augmented by long-time NEXO user Way Audio, which ordered GEO M modules especially for this event.
Staged at the Dondaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in the centre of Seoul, the festival attracted more than a million visitors. The DDP is the most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry, the centerpiece of South Korea’s fashion hub and popular tourist destination, Dongdaemun, which features a walkable park on its roofs, large global exhibition spaces, futuristic retail stores and restored parts of the Seoul fortress.
The entire outer wall of the DDP building, designed by Zaha Hadid, becomes a gigantic exhibition hall during the year-end and New Year’s period (December 20-January 3). As the sun sets and the darkness falls, a large-scale light show makes the most of the, DDP’s curved silver exterior.
A powerful sound system is required to match the dramatic scale of the light show. Working together, Plan 24 and Way Audio supplied more than 50 GEO M12 line array modules. The unusual design included 10 ‘towers’, each with 4x M12 modules, facing in opposite directions. Each of the towers was mounted on 2x MSUB18 subbass cabinets.
Sound system : 52x NEXO GEO M12 – including 10 towers each with 4 cabinets
20x MSUB18 : 2x each tower
6x NUAR racks: all networked on Dante
An estimated 250,000 people and tourists gathered on Christmas Day when the entire DDP exterior wall was transformed into a large gift box, and on January 31st when the special video show for the new year was released.