KONSERT TEKNIK has become the first Swedish hire company to take on JBL’s VTX line array system as its frontline PA. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the company invested in a 32- enclosure V25 rig and four VTX S28 subs as well as 60 Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers. Swedish Harman distributor Septon AB supplied the new kit. In addition to the VTX system,
Konsert Teknik also carries a JBL VerTec system with new V5 DSP tunings in its inventory. The new system was broken
down into two rigs to service the summer seasons at Furuvik Zoo, just outside Gävle, and Stockholm amusement park Gröna Lund (see p52), which finished its season with a performance from Swedish band The Hives.
“It was essential to have the
best PA system to support the acts that pass through the venues and stages of Gröna Lund and Furuvik during the long summer season,” said Mikael ‘Wibban’ Viberg, who runs Konsert Teknik. Viberg was introduced to the VTX system at Harman’s Business and Technology Conference in January 2012, which he attended with Septon’s Lennart Dahlgren. It was the sound of the D2 dual compression drivers that prompted him to invest. “I expect to see VTX starting
The second International Kazan Autumn Opera Festival in Kazan, Russia was mixed using an InnovasonEclipse GT. FOH engineer Vladimir Ryabenko, who requested the console, first came across the Eclipse GT at the Sziget festival in Hungary. Innovason’s Russian distributor Imlight provided the AV kit for the event. www.innovason.com
FOUR YEARS after their 2008 album Intimacy, Bloc Party are touring again in support of their latest effort, appropriately titled Four, using Mogami Cable for Life packaged cables supplied by HHB Communications. The band’s latest tour includes venues across Europe, America, Japan and Australia, and featured recent performances at Pukkelpop and Ibiza Rocks. Bloc
Party guitarist Russell Lissack commented: “I really didn’t pay much attention to my cables until I started using Mogami. I am surprised at the amount of stress you can put on them night after night without losing any signal or breaking the cable, and they are very transparent.”n www.hhb.co.ukwww.mogami.co.uk
Big Sky Acousticsand 24 Acousticsprovided guidance on noise control at this year’s CarFest South, a motoring and music festival organised by DJ Chris Evans and 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter. Using a ground-stacked EAW KF850 PA system provided by South West Group, sound levels were contained within the strict limits stipulated by the license. The event raised an estimated £750,000 (€924,000) for BBC Children in Need. www.24acoustics.co.ukwww.bigskyacoustics.co.uk
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