Singapore – December 2011... As part of MediaCorp Radio's 75th anniversary, more than 25 local acts took to the stage at Marina Promontory on Saturday, November 5th for better than 8 hours of non-stop music. MediaCorp—Singapore's leading media company—hosted the MeRadio Rocks The Marina! project—a celebratory concert where great music and friendship all came together. With a capacity of roughly 5,000 people, the Promontory was rockin'. And to ensure great sound that everyone could enjoy, a top-flight sound reinforcement system consisting of loudspeakers from the Aero Series 2, Avant, and Road catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio was placed into service.
Singapore-based Showmakers (S) Pte Ltd, with over 15 years of event production experience and owners of a DAS Audio Aero 12A system, was contracted to provide sound services for MeRadio Rocks The Marina! The D.A.S. Audio sound system deployed for the concert was large, as Juan Luis Garcia, D.A.S. Audio Asia's Managing Director described. “We have an Aero 50 system in Singapore that is frequently used for touring throughout the Asia Pacific region and we certainly couldn't leave Singapore, our home market, short-handed, so we worked together with our local partner Showmakers, to assemble a system well suited for this event.”
The system Garcia referred to included 16 D.A.S. Audio Aero 50 3-way, large format line array elements—flown 8 enclosures per side for the left-right house mains. For low frequency support, these clusters were augmented by 16 LX-218CA powered, high performance subwoofers that were ground stacked in a left-right sidefill configuration with 8 enclosures per side. To provide sidefill coverage for the artists onstage as well as coverage for those audience members immediately in front of the stage area, 3 clusters—each containing 4 Aero 12A powered, 2-way, mid-high line array elements—were deployed. The left-right sidefills were placed at the far left and right sides of the stage while the center hang provided frontfill.
The on-stage monitor setup was equally impressive. This portion of the sound reinforcement system included 8 D.A.S. Road 15A powered 15-inch, 2-way stage monitors and another 4 Road 12A 12-inch, active 2-way stage monitors. A D.A.S. Audio Avant 118A powered horn-bass subwoofer was used for drum fill.
While most of the loudspeaker systems were self-powered, the large format Aero 50's were driven by a contingent of Lab Gruppen's flagship FP 10000Q 4-channel power amps. For amplifier monitoring and control, a Lab Gruppen NLB 60E NomadLink® Bridge and Network Controller was placed into service while D.A.S. Audio's DSP-4080 4-input / 8-output DSP-based audio processor handled loudspeaker management chores.
Francis Tay, Showmakers' Project Director, commented on the MeRadio Rocks The Marina! concert and the sound system that was deployed. “This concert included performances by Singapore's top local bands, including singer, songwriter Don Richmond, Matthew & The Mandarins, Heritage, Douglas Oliveiro, and Jack & Rai, plus many more.” Tay reports. “The system that we, in conjunction with D.A.S. Audio, assembled really showed its versatility with all the different acts and their wide variety of musical styles.”
Jolin Lee, from D.A.S. Audio Asia marketing and sales, echoed Tay's enthusiasm, “Being part of a MediaCorp event in the sparkling new Marina Bay area was, without question, a great showcase for our large format line array Aero 50 system. The MeRadio Rocks The Marina! concert was also a good opportunity for some of the best local bands and artists to experience a D.A.S. sound system, especially with the newly arrived Road stage monitors, which are new to the Asia region.”
For additional information about Showmakers (S) Pte Ltd, visit the company online at http://www.showmakers.com.sg/.
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world's leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world's greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.
Photo Info: A shot of the stage at MeRadio Rocks The Marina!