Main-stage, Fall for Greenville.
Greenville, SC (December 16, 2013)—Alcons Audio Systems were used for this year’s Fall for Greenville Festival, held for three days in October to promote the city’s culinary excellence accompanied with six stages for live music.
ASI team (L-R) Chris King (Production Manager), David Rahn (AAUSA), Alan Simonton (ASI Owner)
Local rental company Audio Solutions, Inc. deployed Alcons Audio systems for three of the six stages. At the festival’s main stage, Michelin on Main, Audio Solutions deployed eight Alcons LR14 ultra-compact pro-ribbon line-arrays per side and four BQ211 carbon 21-inch subs, powered by two ALC Sentinel10 4-channel amplified loudspeaker controllers. As one of the event’s feature stages, it showcased a range of local artists playing the styles of music typical of Greenville.
Independent audio engineer Kevin Mitchel, brought in to mix this stage, remarked, “You can mix anything from blues to stadium-type rock’n’roll. It sounds really good for such a small box. There was no harshness, but it was still loud and it covered all the area that needed to be covered, from the front to the very back.”
On the Jazz Stage, five Alcons LR7 micro pro-ribbon line-arrays per side were complemented by two BQ211s, powered by another ALC Sentinel10. Here the Alcons array was contoured to match the space of the natural amphitheater in front of the stage.
Meanwhile, at the America’s Satellites Beer Garden stage, the system comprised two Alcons QR36 pro-ribbon line-source columns, two QB363 triple 12” array subs, a pair of BQ211 subs and another ALC Sentinel10.
“We wanted to have something that would draw people to the stage area, which was along a side street,” Chris King, production manager for Audio Solutions, said. “It was a very long, flat listening area, so we needed to project all the way down to the end of the street, but to have a very tight pattern control.”
“Overall, the flexibility of the different systems allowed us to put a perfect system in place for each space,” King continued. “The consistency of sound from all the Alcons systems was excellent.”