Berlin-based rental company, Artecom Veranstaltungs, used Nexo systems for the Berlin Silvester, one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties in the world. The event featured several stages with various performances from international artists. It takes place around the Brandenburg Gate, attracting nearly one million people.
Over 200 Nexo cabinets were used throughout the event on the stages and in delay towers. For the largest stages, GEO D10, GEO S12 and GEO S8 main PA systems were used. Nexo PS15s were used for stage monitoring. Artecom used the new STM series modular line array by Nexo for the main stage in front of the Brandenburg Gate. The Nexo Geo D and Geo S systems were used for the other two stages.Twenty-four sets of Nexo STM were used for the main stage PA, including 24 x M46 main and 24 x B112 bass cabinets which were flown left and right, with 24 x S118 subs ground-stacked below. Nexo GEO S805 were used for side fills and Nexo Alpha cabinets, for stage fills. A full monitor system of Nexo PS15s was used on on stage. An EtherSound network was used to access the main stage PA with a secondary network incorporated for the delay lines. All the EtherSound networks were controlled from FOH, under technical direction of Johannes Raack. A third ES network made use of Yamaha AD8HR converters and Auvitran EtherSound mini-YGDAI cards. A common Gigabit network was used to consolidate all the different networks. Fibreglass connections were used to connect devices, some with a distance of 400 meteres between them.