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Turbosound flies high at Open Air Festival

Turbosound’s Flashine and Flex Array were deployed by the company’s German rental partner FeedBack Show Systems & Service at Zurich’s Open Air Festival at the end of August.

Turbosound’s Flashline and Flex Array line array PA systems were flown at this year’s Zurich Open Air Festival, held at the end of August. Germany’s Flashline rental partner FeedBack Show Systems & Service provided sound and lights for the three stages. On the main Open Air stage – which this year featured Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, FeedBack’s systems engineer Dennis Dackweiler flew 15 Flashline TFS-900H four-way high packs plus two Flex Array TFA-600H down fills per side. Thirty TFS-900B double 18-inch subwoofers were evenly spaced across the front of the stage in blocks of three, delayed in a wide arc to provide even dispersion of bass frequencies. Four Flex Array TFA-600H high packs were flown as side fills, with six wide dispersion TFA-600HWs deployed as front fills. Additionally a further nine TFA-600H mid/highs were flown at stage right to cover the asymmetrical audience area. TFM-560 bi-amped wedges provided stage monitoring throughout, and the entire PA and monitor system was powered by Lab.gruppen PLM amplifiers. Aside from the usual festival challenges, such as a lack of power until late on the Wednesday set-up afternoon, the production went very smoothly according to FeedBack’s Bernd Schmitz. “The FOH engineers did a good job and were very happy with the PAs on all the stages, and in particular Gary Bradshaw created a great mix on Flashline for Nine Inch Nails headlining on Thursday night.” www.turbosound.com

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