H.A.S. teamed with Technical Event Company to lend audio support for the event, which marked the first deployment of H.A.S.’s just-delivered Charleston-based al-Class line array system. The design featured two arrays comprised of eight al-12 elements per side flown from truss towers, 10 al-12SB ground-stacked subwoofers in an arc delay, and eight ground-stacked al-8 elements as side fills. A Yamaha CL5 and Midas PRO SERIES PRO6 handled the main FOH mix, while a Yamaha PM5dRH handled monitors.
Approximately half of the acts brought their own sound engineers, many of whom had yet to experience VUE first-hand. Enthusiasm was high, however, with many citing buzz in the marketplace and genuine curiosity about the system – particularly following its deployment on the Kendrick Lamar’s The Damn Tour.
According to H.A.S. CEO Larry Hall, “The PA ran on cruise all day and the visiting engineers were all blown away by how massive 16 boxes sounded in this soccer stadium”.