D.A.S. at the FIB 2012 Festival
FIB 2012 rocks with D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems
Photos courtesy Iñigo de Amescua & Maraworld
The Festival Internacional de Benicassim (Benicassim Music Festival), better known as FIB, is one of the best summer music events on Europe’s festival circuit, with upwards of 40,000 fans descending upon the idyllic Mediterranean venue for this year’s 4-day festival.
D.A.S. Audio Series 2 line array systems brought the sound to two of the festival’s main stages, where notable artists and groups like Dave Clark, La Habitación Roja and Damian Schwartz played at the huge Trident Senses stage, while groups as diverse as Howler and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs rocked fans at the FIB Club stage.
The sound at both of these stages was taken care of by local sond reinforcement company Acústica, who collaborated closely with Joel Damiano, D.A.S. Audio Event Engineer, appointed D.A.S. Audio’s head tech at the festival. Sound engineers rolled out an army of the powerful D.A.S. Aero 50 line arrays at the Trident Senses stage, setting up two groups of 14 systems on either side of the stage in a classic L/R configuration. These systems were driven by Powersoft K6 DSP amplifiers.
The low frequency support for the massive audience area was handled by 16 self-powered D.A.S. LX-218CA subwoofers, which were groundstacked in front of the stage in eight blocks of two units each. To ensure optimal bass coverage for the audience the subwoofers were arranged in an electronic arc configuration.
Side fill was handled by two self-powered LX-218A subwoofers topped by three Aero 12A systems on each side of the stage, while six D.A.S. Convert 12A systems set up in front of the stage took care of front fill. The low profile D.A.S. Road 12A and 15A served as stage monitors for the steady stream of artists that crossed the Trident Senses stage.
The equipment that the Acústica sound team deployed at the FIB Club stage was no less impressive. Twenty large-format D.A.S. Aero 50 line array systems were set up in two lines of 10 systems each in front of the stage, and Lab.gruppen amps were employed to drive the systems.
Mirroring the setup at the Trident Senses stage two self-powered LX-218A subwoofers were situated on either side of the FIB Club stage, topped by three Aero 12A systems, while front fill duties were also filled by the D.A.S. Convert 12A systems.
While Benicassim may be synonymous with FIB, large music festivals are quickly becoming synonymous with D.A.S. Audio Aero Series 2 line array systems. The Aero Series 2 systems, the top choice for artists and technicians at large events like FIB, offer powerful, superb sound with huge throw capacity, ideal for events that draw in crowds by the thousands and are headlined by internationally recognized artists.