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L-Acoustics systems for Andrea Bocelli Asian tour

David Davies 26 May 2010
L-Acoustics systems for Andrea Bocelli Asian tour

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has hit the road once again, drawing on L-Acoustics’ Rental Network to provide a system at every stop of his Asian tour. Appearances in Tokyo, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore saw local agents Kyoritz, Seoul Sound, MSI Hong Kong and CSP Productions, respectively, supplying V-DOSC/dV-DOSC systems. However, when the tour arrived at Taipei Arena in Taiwan, local rental company Winly provided Bocelli’s sound designer, Andrea Taglia, with an extensive KUDO large format line source system. “The system was based on a monophonic concept,” said Taglia. “This was accomplished with a centre cluster of 16 KUDOs dedicated to the floor audience and first floor central balcony, while two side systems of 15 KUDOs each covered the side balconies, and two delays of 12 dV-DOSC each provided pristine sound for the 27m elevated, second floor central balcony.” Twelve L-Acoustics SB218 subwoofers in arc delay configuration provided uniform coverage throughout the arena, while nine MTD108a boxes offered front-fill coverage of the initial rows. The LA Network Manager allowed full control of all LA8 amplifiers. “Using L-Acoustics’ proprietary Soundvision prediction software, KUDO proved to be the best solution for uniform coverage of the large arena, thanks to the K- LOUVER variable directivity design,” noted Taglia. “This helped to cover the closest part of the side balconies thanks to being able to set the K-LOUVER inside the speakers at a 55° angle, while still being able to concentrate enough energy to the far field thanks to the 25° option.” Taglia went on to praise the KUDO’s “small footprint”, enabling the preservation of sightlines, as well as its “easy captive rigging system”, allowing “the full system to be rigged in a few hours, leaving plenty of time to focus, trim, align and EQ the day before the show. This meant that show days were relaxed and focused on mixing.” Image credit: Andrea Taglia 

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