Electro-Voice, Lawo and Riedel were among the manufacturers whose equipment was deployed during the 2011 FIS World Skiing Championships, which took place in the Bavarian resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen recently.
Alongside the extensive sporting programme, the event featured a varied schedule of live entertainment, including performances in the Medal Plaza area. Electro-Voice technology was at the centre of the audio specification here, with a main array consisting of 12 EV XLD 281 cabinets per side, complemented by flown XCS312 cardioid bass elements and 12 Xsubs. The system included a number of other models from the manufacturer’s loudspeaker range, along with its CPS and TG7 amplifiers, and NetMax N8000-1500 digital matrix controllers.
Martin Schulze from rental company TC Showtechnik of Weilheim, said: “We used EV’s LAPS line-array simulation software to ascertain the ideal set-up for the event. Even habitually critical FOH engineers working here with their bands expressed their extreme satisfaction with the system.”
Elsewhere, the broadcast set-up for the event included systems from Lawo and Riedel. Working under the banner GAP TV2011, German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF served as host broadcaster, with all of the mobile production units used during the championship incorporating Lawo consoles – primarily mc²66s – for the creation and mixing of the event audio.
Riedel MediorNet fiber-based distribution solutions were also used extensively during the event. A total of 29 mainframes were installed to integrate OB requirements with the Kandahar and Gudiberg locations, the Medal Plaza, the IBC and the TOC of broadcast providers.