Chicago’s Audio Integration Services (AIS) supplies a full spectrum of event production technologies, with integrated packages of audio, lighting and video. At Miami Music Week, the EDM festival held from March 23-29, the Hyde Beach stage package included DiGiCo SD9 digital consoles, a complete lighting and video system, and AIS’s new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system.
AIS states that the new sound system is part of its strategy to improve its foothold in EDM and to diversify its business into other event markets.
MMW presented top DJs such as Luciano and Alesso at the Hyde Beach stage. According to a Pulse Radio review by Colin Chmielewski, the AIS system contributed to one of the best venues at MMW: “The level of event production at Hyde Beach was off the charts.”
“The performance of the LYON system is nothing short of phenomenal,” reports Scott Owens, director of production and rentals for AIS. “The first time we turned LYON on, the client almost had to sit down. The total impact is really hard to describe.”
LYON’s power-to-size ratio was clearly demonstrated at the Hyde Beach stage. A crowd of 1,300 listened to a system comprising six LYON linear line array loudspeakers per side and 12 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with two Galileo Callisto array processors provided system drive and alignment.
Owens says that after searching for two years, AIS selected LYON when he heard it at Chicago’s EDM-heavy North Coast Music Festival. “That clinched it,” says Owens. “Every other P.A. went off the table at that point. I was production manager for that stage, and I remember I almost dropped a cable I was carrying because of the huge impact of a test track being played. LYON is a whole different beast. It is already opening doors that just wouldn’t open for the last couple years.”