Alhambra Sound 2014
D.A.S. rocks the Alhambra Sound Festival 2014
|The Alhambra Sound Festival turned Granada into the epicenter of Spanish pop music for the third year running, bringing together some of the hottest acts on the scene with superb live sound provided by D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems. Over 15,000 spectators descended upon the city’s Feria de Muestras de Armilla to enjoy performances by an unbeatable line-up which included Vetusta Morla, Lori Meyers, The Zombie Kids and Neuman.
This one-day event celebrates both established and up-and-coming groups that drew in the crowds to both festival stages. Madrid-based sound company Fluge was called in to handle the sound for the event and designed a sound solution based on the D.A.S. Aero Series 2, new generation systems which continue to make a name for themselves at the biggest festivals on the Spanish music scene.
The Fluge sound technicians opted to roll out an army of D.A.S. Aero 50 line array systems for the main Negrita stage. Twenty-four of these powerful systems were rigged in a classic left-right setup and paired with 24 powered D.A.S. LX-218CA high-performance subwoofers for the low frequency punch. These systems were ground stacked in two blocks of twelve units each on either side of the stage.
The main PA on the Negrita stage was augmented with powered D.A.S. Convert 15A systems which handled side fill duties along with LX-218CA subwoofers. A battery of self-powered D.A.S. Road Series stage monitors were on hand for the non-stop stream of performers who took to the stage, and the system was rounded out with D.A.S. DSP-4080 digital signal processors to handle the management and control of the entire system.
The Aero 50 cabinets were deployed on the smaller Inside stage as well, with two linear arrays of six enclosures each rigged on either side of the stage. These were also paired with twelve LX-218CA, divided into two sets of six set up under the Aero 50 hangs to provide crucial low-frequency support.
For front fill the Fluge team brought in powered D.A.S. Convert 12A systems to ensure flawless sound for the Inside stage’s down-in-front fans. A range of Road 12A and Road 15A enclosures were also deployed on this stage to serve as stage monitors. Alhambra Sound 2014 was a success for both fans and event organizers, thanks in no small part to the outstanding sound provided by the army of D.A.S. systems used on both stages, and plans are already underway for next year’s festival.