DYNACO C.A. AND JBL ROCK CARACAS
8 May 2008
(California) - Demonstrating the continued international success of JBL VERTEC line arrays, Corporacion Dynaco C.A. recently provided sound reinforcement for an outdoor concert in Venezuela featuring Marc Anthony.
The show took place at the University of Caracas Baseball Stadium and drew an audience of approximately 15,000 people.
One of the most popular salsa artists of all time, Marc Anthony has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 12 Latin and Standard gold and platinum certifications by the RIAA. He also earned a GRAMMY in 1998 for Best Latin/Tropical Performance (“Contra La Corriente”) and has won three Latin GRAMMY Awards.
For the concert in Caracas, Dynaco set up a total of 32 VERTEC VT4888DP-AN powered midsize line array elements equipped with JBL DrivePack® technology and optional Harman HiQnet™-compatible input modules. These were configured as two arrays of 16 boxes each. In addition, eight VT4887 compact line array elements were used as frontfills, and a 6-box array of VT4887’s was used as a signal-delayed array behind the front-of-house mix position. The VT4887’s, along with Dynaco’s proprietary subwoofers and all stage monitor speakers in use, were powered by Crown I-Tech amplifiers. BSS 366T Loudspeaker Management Systems and
BSS Varicurves were used for main system signal processing and system driver functions. Remote control and monitoring of the system, including adjustment of signal processing for the various speaker zones, was achieved with HiQnet System Architect Software, configured on a MacBook Pro running MS Windows.
“Jose Amable Frometa, FOH engineer for Marc Anthony, was very complimentary about the smooth sound of the JBL VERTEC system,” noted Guillermo Sanchez, Manager for Dynaco. “Having the ability to adjust the balance and tonal quality of the various VERTEC DP Series loudspeakers allowed our technicians to optimize the sound of the system for this show in an outdoor sports venue, and this complemented Jose’s mixing style which was very ‘pop’ with a lot of depth. He found the sound of our system to be very pleasant, and this show ended up as an example of an expert mix by a great professional.”
“As professional-grade powered loudspeaker systems become increasingly available to concert sound companies, the rental sound industry is becoming more familiar with the benefits they can offer,” noted David Scheirman, Vice President, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “With this outdoor stadium deployment for a leading international artist, the crew at Dynaco has demonstrated its ability to satisfy a demanding world-class tour production, and this helps explain why Dynaco is emerging as one of Latin America’s most successful, fastest-growing concert sound companies.”
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