FIB 2011

D.A.S. Aero Series 2 provided the sound for the acts playing on FIB Club stage


The Benicàssim International Festival (FIB) has annually brought indie, pop and electronic music to concert-goers since its inception 17 years ago. One of the most popular festivals in Europe, more than 150,000 fans descend on the festival to watch their favourite bands on four different stages spread over the more than 130,000 m2 of festival grounds.

This year the FIB Club Stage was the showcase stage for the wide spectrum of music options at the festival, with a particular emphasis on prominent pop and electro artists and groups.

D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems provided the sound for the acts playing on this stage, which included Anna Calvi, Dorian, The Undertones, O Emperor and Zombie Zombie, to mention just a few.

D.A.S. Aero 50 large-format line array modules - with the power to provide quality sound for such a large space - were set up as the main system. Twenty-four Aero 50 systems were assembled on opposite sides of the stage in two arrays of 12 units each.

The size and powerful 'throw' of the speakers was more than adequate to cover the approximately 70-metre depth of the audience area.

D.A.S. LX-218CA self-powered high-performance subwoofer systems were ground-stacked in 12 blocks of two units across the front part of the stage for low frequency support. The entire subwoofer system was arranged in a virtual arc configuration.

To cover the first few rows of the audience the system was rounded out with a fill system composed of four D.A.S. Aero 12A units. The system as a whole was monitored and controlled using two D.A.S. DSP-4080 digital signal processors.

The sound engineers accompanying the various artists and groups who played on the FIB Club stage were more than impressed with the system, as noted by Joel Damiano, Systems Engineer with D.A.S. Audio. He personally supervised the assembly and adjustment of the system, and was on the front line throughout the four-day event.

The use of D.A.S. systems at the Benicàssim International Festival completes a successful summer run in which Aero Series 2 systems have been major players at Spain's most important music events.

With a huge presence at festivals such as Viña Rock, Sos 4.8, Arenal Sound and of course FIB. A gruelling schedule, without a doubt, but the reliable and high-performance D.A.S. Aero Series 2 line array systems have more than met the challenge.

Photo courtesy ofÓscar L. Tejeda

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