USA Carnivals

D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems deployed in Carnival Festivals


Carnival, the wildly festive celebration popular in areas with sizeable Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox populations, has its roots among most of the islands in the Caribbean. While the largest and most well-known celebrations are held in Trinidad and Tobago, these festivals are also common here in the United States. Carnival celebrations occurred in Atlantic City, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, and Miami, FL. At all three events, loudspeaker systems drawn from the Aero and Aero Series 2 catalogs of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio played a major role in the music heavy celebrations.

Advanced Audio of NY, NY, a live sound services company that specializes in the pro touring and special events markets, was contracted to provide audio systems at both the Atlantic City, NJ and Brooklyn, NY Carnival celebrations. At each event, D.A.S. Aero Series 2 loudspeaker systems consisting of Aero 12A line array modules, Aero 50, and LX-218CA powered, high performance subwoofers were placed into service. Burton Ishmael, owner/operator of Advanced Audio, discussed the setups at these two events.

“In Atlantic City, we provided the loudspeaker system for the main stage at Bader. For this concert, we deployed a left-right loudspeaker system that consisted of eight D.A.S. Aero 50’s per side, accompanied by three Aero 12A’s per side used as downfills. Additional Aero 12A’s were used for frontfill while D.A.S. Audio Road 12A 2-way, powered stage monitors provided the perfect mix for the performers. Completing the setup, low end support was provided by sixteen D.A.S. LX-218CA subwoofers.”

At the Brooklyn, NY Carnival celebration, “we had a 360º sound system that relied on the D.A.S. Aero 12A and LX-218CA subwoofers. Each side of the truck was equipped with four stacks of Aero 12A’s; with each stack six elements high. These loudspeakers were accompanied by LX-218CA subwoofers that were lined completely along each side of the truck. At the back, we placed more Aero 12A’s—in two stacks of 8 elements each, with another four LX-218CA subwoofers positioned right behind the Aero 12A’s. At the front, we placed two additional stacks of Aero 12A’s, with each stack consisting of four enclosures”.

The Miami Broward One Carnival was equally upbeat. Here, Miami-based Master Sound Productions was contracted to provide the sound reinforcement setup. Lazaro Soto, its President comented. “As the truck made its way through the community, we had music playing in all directions. Each side of the truck was outfitted with six D.A.S. Aero 38A self-powered line array modules as well as two Aero 12A’s. For low end support, we placed nine LX-218A subwoofers on each side. At the rear of the flatbed, we positioned six Aero 38A loudspeakers, which were augmented by six LX218A subwoofers.  Facing forward, we had another two Aero 12A’s projecting out over the truck’s cabin.”

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