Jun / 13 / 2013
Lab.gruppen and Lake help Adamson power Electric Forest Festival
Burst Sound & Lighting Systems, based in Detroit, was tapped to provide sound reinforcement systems for the main Tripolee stage as well as The Observatory, one of the smaller stages at the festival, with Adamson E15 line arrays, and powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers.
Electric Forest is a music festival held in Rothbury, Michigan that features an electro-themed set of concerts that take place on six stages over the course of four days. Burst Sound & Lighting Systems, based in Detroit, was tapped to provide sound reinforcement systems for the main Tripolee stage as well as The Observatory, one of the smaller stages at the festival, with Adamson E15 line arrays, and powered by Lab.gruppen amplifiers.
“We rolled out a complete E15 line array rig for the Tripolee stage,” explains Scott Ciungan, operations manager for Burst. “The system was so clean, it’s like listening to a pair of studio monitors at 130 dB – absolutely pristine.”
The line arrays consisted of 24 E15 boxes – 12 per side – with 24 T21 subwoofers stacked two high and 12 wide in front of the stage..
Eight Adamson SpekTrix loudspeakers were placed on the lip of the stage for front fill. Eight more performed monitor duty, ground stacked to the left and right of the DJ booth.
The Adamson system was powered by Lab.gruppen FP 7000 and 10000Q amplifiers. Burst utilized 14 Lake LM 26 digital system processors for the stage with XTA 424 processing on the TT21 subs.
“The Observatory stage was much smaller and featured more acoustical acts,” explains Ciungan. “With a total capacity around 200, it was almost a traditional theater layout.”
Again Burst Sound & Lighting deployed the Adamson SpekTrix boxes, ground stacked four per side. The system was powered by Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q amplifiers with built-in Lake processing.
“With 40,000 attendees on site for four days, Electric Forest is a non-stop music experience in the middle of a forest in Michigan,” concludes Ciungan. “It’s important that the sound systems reinforce the immersive experience attendees expect. The Adamson systems were fantastic – we couldn’t have asked for a more ideal setup.”This is an abriged version of an article on FRONT OF HOUSE online.