COLUMBUS, OHâŽ¯ Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. (St. Louis) provided the two-day â€˜Rock on the Range' (ROTR) Festival in Columbus, OH with audio and lighting production for the main stage that included 36 elements per side of a NEXO GEO-T line array. Bands performing included Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, 3 Days Grace, Deftones, Apocolyptica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Slash, Seether, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Limp Bizkit. Approximately 100,000 attended the late May hard rock event at Crew Soccer Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, the largest ROTR event of the four held to date.
For 24 years, Logic Systems Sound and Lighting has provided its client roster with cutting edge technology and design. Logic Systems has provided audio and lighting for ROTR since its inception, and has enjoyed seeing the Festival grow from a local radio show to a national event in just a few years.
For this year's Festival, which is believed to be the largest implementation of a NEXO GEO T ever, Logic Systems sub-rented some of the main cabinets and power from ESI Audio in Tampa, Florida. The system was designed to provide even coverage out to 450 feet. SPL averaged between 115 and 120 db, with peaks in the 124db range. Doug Fowler, Fowler Audio, was on hand to help with system tuning and alignment.
“The sound quality and overall performance were nothing less than stunning!” states Chip Self, President of Logic Systems Sound & Lighting, Inc. “Without exception, the guest engineers were very impressed with the system's performance. In fact, most artist engineers did little, or no, system EQ.”
Logic Systems provided 24 NEXO CD-18s, 20 NX242 processors and two Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio consoles to complete the NEXO/Yamaha portion of the audio.
The lighting system included 18 Vari*Lite VL-3000 profiles, 12 Vari*Lite VL-3500 wash, 14 Martin Atomic 3000, and 14 Coemar iWash-575EB fixtures, along with 12 Eight-light Moles. Lighting control was via a full size GrandMA, with a GrandMA Ultralight as a redundant backup.
For more information on Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. visit www.logicsound.com.
For more information on ESI Audio, visit www.esiaudio.com.
For more information on NEXO and Yamaha products, visit www.yamahaca.com.
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.