Parookaville electronic music festival, based in Germany, saw the deployment of a CODA Audio system by ENTEC.
Parookaville is the largest electronic music festival in Germany and this year attracted around 200,000 visitors over three days.
Sited at Weeze airport, a former military base in the Lower Rhine region of Germany, the fifth edition of the festival saw headliners such as Afrojack, Paul Van Dyk, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and DJ Snake play the main stage among many others.
The Desert Valley Stage, which hosted multiple artists, sported a CODA Audio system, provided by Tillmann Stockschläder of service providers ENTEC and audio specialists TEQSAS.
The Desert Valley Stage is one of the largest at the festival, covering an area of more than 5000sqm and CODA Audio AiRAY was used as the main PA as well as for DJ monitoring. Front fill was taken care of by CODA Audio APS. Two hangs of 10 AiRAY were used as a stereo application complemented by 24 CODA Audio SCP sensor-controlled subs in an end-fired cluster. Restrictions on height and load capacity were easily overcome by AiRAY’s lightweight (just under 40kg per unit) and compact dimensions (67.4cm x 35.6cm).
TEQSAS application engineer, Michael Linden commented: “The system delivered a uniform sound distribution across the frequency spectrum up to the required depth of 80 metres. Even in the sub-area the SCP subwoofers have been able to match this standard with the end-fired arrangement. The consistently positive response of visitors to this new sound experience was pleasing and achieved thanks to CODA’s ring-diaphragm driver technology and the unique sensor technology in the sub-bass. The system produced great power with negligible distortion and we deemed it to be a complete success. We’re already looking forward to next year.”