FixIt: Eighth Day Sound Systems Engineer/Crew Chief Edgardo "Verta" Vertanessian on Juanes TourJuanes is particularly big in South America, where he plays at big outdoor soccer stadiums pretty much all the time. The challenge at those locations is to have a powerful yet crystal-clear P.A. resp 10/01/2011 5:00 AM Eastern
Juanes is particularly big in South America, where he plays at big outdoor soccer stadiums pretty much all the time. The challenge at those locations is to have a powerful yet crystal-clear P.A. response even when many times we have to supplement what we carry with us with local P.A. add-ons. We would have mains and side arrays, maybe a 270-degree hang, flown subs, four to five main ground sub stacks, and two to six delay towers with distributed sub stacks, depending on the venue. [Front-of-house engineer Robert “Cubby” Colby] runs subs through an aux send and sometimes we have three different aux sends for the different subs zones. Phase is very important to us as we carry a heavy-loaded sub-bass P.A., but one of our goals is to have the right balance all throughout the bass guitar range. At certain points, we spend a lot of time playing a bass guitar track through the P.A., making sure all the notes had the right presence at different places in the stadium. Cubby is very focused not only in having a powerful P.A., but also an accurate one in the low and sub-low range. He looks forward to a system with enough dynamics to get the impact he likes but also very clean all throughout the spectrum. The d&b J Series is really up to the task, and we have been using it with great results at many different locations.