In total, 63 artists performed at ten venues including headliners Scooter & Lavelle, Shawn Rudnick, DJ Micro, DJ Madam Malixa, Paul Mendez, and Drager. The festival made use of three street locations in the Rosemary District, along with several restaurants and lounges in the area.
Tight AV of Sarasota handled production audio, lighting and projection and called upon colleagues ESI Audio (Tampa) and Audio Systems Consulting (Miami) for additional audio requirements. NEXO loudspeakers were used at all venues.
“When DJ Drager, the musical director of the festival, called us to provide A/V services, our first thought was to showcase products from one supplier that could easily interface with each other and provide an efficient and streamlined set-up,” states Pascal Danon, Tight AV. “The system would obviously need to include speakers, amplifiers, mixers, and processors to cover a wide range of venues. We immediately thought of the Yamaha/NEXO combination.”
The weather can always play a role in Florida so Tight AV had to factor that and electrical requirements into the equation. “Digital mixers and processors were running eight hours a days in temperatures upwards of 100 degrees at the beach site or at the pool venue, but we weren’t concerned; the amps were running cool and the mixers performed as expected.”
For the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, ESI Audio provided 10x NEXO GEO T4805 and 2x NEXO GEO T2815 modules for left and right mains, 6x NEXO Alpha S2 Subs with amplification from 6x Camco Vortex amps, and 4x NEXO NX242 controllers. For delay stacks, Audio Systems brought in NEXO GEO S1210 and S1230 modules, NXAmp 4x4s were used for delays in each of the halls’ back corners, with 4x NEXO RS15 subs. Audio Systems also supplied a similar GEO S12 rig for the G.WIZ venue.
“Some of the systems were transferred to the evening venues and continued to provide the clarity and power we expected,” adds Danon. “The NEXO systems are easy to set up, powerful and smooth. For a room holding 2,500 people, there was plenty of coverage, dynamics, and clarity. Even in the VIP room located in the balcony and at the end of the Hall, the sound was balanced and clear with plenty of bass. SPL on the dance floor was 115 to 120 dB at peaks, with plenty more to spare.”
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