A brand-new Meyer Sound LYON system provided sound reinforcement for this year’s Mayday dance music festival in Germany.
The 2014 festival – subtitled ‘Full Senses’ – drew a crowd of 21,000 to the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, with headline DJs Fedde Le Grand, Moguai, and Sander van Doorn playing through an “immersive” Meyer surround sound configuration.
“The sound was clean, clear [and] crisp, and had loads of headroom,” comments Bernd Görgen, co-managing director for Wiesbaden-based schokopro, which supplied technical production for the third year. “We received very good feedback from the promoter during soundcheck, and the performance throughout the night proved us right in our decision to use LYON.”
The main system comprised arrays of eight-each LYON linear line array loudspeakers in each corner of the arena, bolstered by side arrays of six-each MICA line array loudspeakers. Low-end reinforcement was supplied by an array of 24 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, and auxiliary and fill systems comprised two hangs of 10-each M’elodie line array loudspeakers for front entry, five MICA loudspeakers for near fill, and 12 UPA-1P loudspeakers for side tiers.
Drive and optimisation were supplied by a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 AES and six Galileo Callisto 616 array processors and two Galileo 616 processors. Four JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and four 600-HP subwoofers provided DJ monitoring.