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.
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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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