Cosquín Festival 2011
As the head sound team for the festival Marti Audio employed 24 D.A.S. Aero 50
D.A.S. Aero systems have once again played a key role in Argentina's Cosquín Folk Festival. Rosario based Marti Audio, a local company that has provided impeccable sound for the festival since 2006, has consistently relied on D.A.S. Systems to make the event a success; this year proved no exception.
The festival - the most important of its kind in Latin America - celebrated its 51st anniversary with the participation of some of Argentina's biggest artists.
The traditional festival is the meeting ground for many Latin American folk artists, whose fans flock to the Plaza Próspero Molina in Cosquín to see their favourite artists. Argentineans Soledad Pastorutti, Peteco Carbajal, the 4 de Córdoba or the Chilean group Inti-Illimani are just a few of the big names that take the stage over the 10-day event.
As the head sound team for the festival, Marti Audio employed 24 D.A.S. Aero 50 line array systems, split into two 12 system formations at each end of the stage.
Twelve Aero 50 systems were placed for out fill for the 100 m wide plaza, providing full coverage even to the bleachers, and six D.A.S. Aero 28A systems were used to cover the front row of the audience.
To back up the low frequencies Marti Audio used 24 D.A.S. LX-218R systems flown 11 metres high. This led to a breakthrough for the festival's sound, as company president Ariel Marti remarks:
"The flown subwoofers were extremely well received by sound operators. This was a first time for many and the enthusiasm was palpable."
Claudius Rieth, sound engineer for Init-Illimani, said "I was surprised to see the flown subwoofers and I felt like I had greater control over my equipment."
Much to the artist's approval, excellent coverage and performance was provided by 12 D.A.S. Aero systems placed on stage for side fill, while D.A.S Compact 115 and LX-215 subwoofers were used to take care of drum fill.
The large number of performers and their different on stage equipment set-up required the support of 24 monitors from the D.A.S. 15" Stage Monitor series.
"The performance of the Aero 50 exceeded our expectations and it was well received by operators that hadn't had a chance to use it before. We're very pleased with the work as well as the brand, who year after year demonstrates their clear commitment to and development of quality products," added Marti, bringing to a close another year at the Cosquin festival in which D.A.S. Audio met the event's unique and complex technical and operational requirements.