L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound rock Roskilde

Arctic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey and The Strokes were among the headline acts at this year’s edition of the Roskilde music festival, which is one of Europe's most popular live events.
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Arctic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey and The Strokes were among the headline acts at this year’s edition of the Roskilde music festival.

On the Orange stage, Nordic Rentals deployed an L-Acoustics system consisting of 72 K1 cabinets with 24 K1-SB subs, 48 SB28 subs, 26 KUDOs, 28 KARAs and six SB18 subs, all powered by 75 LA8 amplified controllers in LA-RAKs.

“The sound was especially designed for the broad range of artists who visited the Orange Stage,” said Nordic Rentals’ Thomas Christensen. “It was able to create an almost electronic club sound for artists like Deadmau5, as well as classic stadium rock for artists such as Kings of Leon.”

Paul Jensen, from the Stage Section of the Roskilde Festival, added: “It was a pleasure for all of us at the festival – organisers, bands and audience – to listen to the amazing K1 system, which gave the audio quality of the Orange Stage a great leap to the top. We were most satisfied with the system and the professional manner in which the Nordic crew took care of it.”

Over at the Arena stage, fellow L-Acoustics Rental Network Agent Moto Rental provided two main hangs of 10 V-DOSC cabinets with six dV-SUB subwoofers per side, and an L-C-R subwoofer system of four SB28s left and right, and eight centre, in cardioid mode. Two dV-DOSCs were used for front-fill and six for out-fill, with four delay systems of four dV-DOSCs each.

Meyer Sound technology was also in evidence at Roskilde. On the Pavilion stage, Danish rental company Comtech specified a Meyer Sound system based around JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers. The set-up inside the Pavilion’s tent included five JM-1P loudspeakers per side flown above three 700-HP subwoofers, with two legacy UPA-1C loudspeakers per side as front-fill and out-fill. Outside the tent, four additional UPA-1C loudspeakers were used as delay. For FOH monitoring, a pair of UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and a USW-1P subwoofer were deployed. System alignment and equalisation were provided by a Galileo loudspeaker management system, also from Meyer Sound.

“The Meyer Sound JM-1P system performs perfectly and meets all requirements for a tent like this,” said Markus Bock, sound manager for the Pavilion stage.

Jes Christensen, Comtech production manager for several Roskilde stages, added: “The quality [of the Meyer Sound equipment] is extremely high, and we never have surprises. We have great trust in the system and the tech crew from Meyer Sound.”




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