Regarding the purchase of the STM, Damon Lange, principal owner of Nomad said “we had realized a 4-way system was the right move to make; having grown our NEXO GEO S12 rig up to 48 boxes, we were looking at our options. When I heard there was an STM demo scheduled at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, I went down with Joel Hume, one of our lead engineers, and we spent two days listening and examining the rig.
“Once I heard the system and the clarity at 350+ feet, as well as examined the rigging and listened to a small ground stacked rig, it was simply a matter of figuring out what configuration to start with.” Lange decided on a 48-box rig with 18x M46 Main cabinets, 18x B112 Bass cabinets, and 12x S118 Subbass cabinets, powered by 4x NEXO Universal Amp Racks (NUARs).
For Willie Nelson’s show and Psychfest, the rig consisted of 9x STM Main+Bass cabinets flown above 12x STM subs on the main stage of both shows, and 6 per-side GEO S1210 rigs on the additional B and C Stages for the festival. These shows were followed up with two back-to-back gigs where the STM was ground-stacked three high over four subs for a festival at the historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio as part of the Echale Concert Series.
The next day, Nomad used the STM as part of a three-stage festival in Austin for Fiesta Gardens with three NEXO rigs: STM ground stack on main stage and GEO S12 rigs on B and C stages.
“Nothing but positive feedback all around”, Lange says. “Everyone was really pleased as to how easy it was to get their mix right where they wanted it. One engineer mentioned how refreshing it was not to have to worry about the system at all. This was our game plan from the get-go; to provide a system where guest engineers can show up, mix, and leave happy without ever having to worry about system tuning/ tweaks. The festival scenarios with flown and ground-stacked systems, plus GEO S12 rigs complementing as fills and side-stage rigs, really showcase how versatile and flexible the new NEXO STM rig is.”
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