Promoted by KOOP Live-Marketing and Upper Austrian Kronen Zeitung, a total of around 400,000 people gathered across the duration to hear artists such as Darius & Finlay, Status Quo and Milow headline on the respective days.
Last year a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) loudspeaker array featured on the second Herberstein stage but this year the ground-breaking scalable resolution and control technology was also promoted to the Sparkassen main stage in the Linzer Hauptplatz (main square), where a WPC system was provided by rental company Z-VT.
“The threshold was set at 100dB in the audience areas with Z-VT’s system tech Christian Jell programming ‘Hard Avoid’ [into Martin Audio’s DISPLAY software] for the area behind the stage,” said Johannes Stummer, managing director of K24 Technik & Vertrieb, Martin Audio’s Austrian distributor.
On the Sparkassen stage Z-VT ran two hangs of 16 WPC in the optimum 1-Box Resolution (one enclosure per amplifier channel providing optimal coverage and consistency) with 24 x SXH218 subwoofers providing potent LF extension. A further four CDD-LIVE12 provided front-fill while a pair of 16-element Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) hangs provided delay sound—again in 1-Box Resolution.
According to Johannes Stummer, all sound engineers were extremely surprised and happy with the performance of the system.
And production manager Klaus Lehner added his own endorsement. “Such a result would not have been possible with a standard line array. Processed systems are definitely the future of the pro audio business.”