The orchestral production of The Lord of the Rings Symphony made its debut in Germany at the 7,000-seat Arena Leipzig, with an 86-member orchestra, four soloists and a choir of 130 voices.
The sound system provided by Leipzig-based ProTech GmbH was based around two main arrays of eight MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and two MILO 120 high-power expanded-coverage curvilinear array loudspeakers each. Six M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers were used for front-fill, while two groundstacks of six M1D ultracompact curvilinear array loudspeakers each covered sidefill duties.
Further back in the hall, another hang of eight M1D cabinets, along with two arrays of six M’elodie boxes, were used as delay speakers. Low frequencies were covered by six 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofers, stacked in pairs at the left, center and right of the stage, and configured to project in a cardioid pattern to reduce low-frequency levels onstage. A pair of Galileo loudspeaker-management systems controlled the system’s timing and distribution. Onstage, a pair of MM-4 miniature wide-range loudspeakers provided monitors for the orchestra’s conductor.
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