From August 10 to August 14, 2006, indie rock bands from around the U.S. descended on Indianapolis to take part in the city’s Midwest Music Summit, comprising 15 venues playing host to more than 100 bands. The festival’s main stage, located in the city’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, featured nearly 30 bands, all performing through the newest loudspeaker system offering from Electro-Voice, Phoenix.
Josh Bartunek, E-V product manager, MI loudspeakers, says. "Phoenix represents the latest in technological advancements for systems of this size—systems that would invariably be used in events of this type—festivals, regional sound reinforcement, et cetera. Three days of bands playing from noon to midnight with no problems says a lot about what the system is designed to do. The first time you hear a kick drum through Phoenix, you get the distinct impression that you are mixing through a concert-level rig that is capable of extremely high SPL. There is a ton of headroom and it never felt like the system was straining or being pushed hard. It was effortless. Not only that, it’s easy to setup and tear down, packs easily and doesn’t require an inordinate amount of space."
The loudspeaker complement included two PX2122 full-range loudspeakers, four PX 2181 subs, eight T221M monitor wedges, a PX2152 drum fill; amps were 11 CP4000S. Mics included Electro-Voice BLUE Cardinals, E-V BLUE Ravens, RE410s, N/D868s, N/D468s, N/D478s, RE200s, RE510s, RE20s and N/D967s. Engineers mixed on a Midas Verona 320. Outboard gear included E-V DX-38 speaker processing, Klark Teknik Square One EQ and dynamics, and Klark Teknik 360.
For more information, visit Electro-Voice at www.electrovoice.com.