Bush performs on the V-DOSC/SB28 system at SSMF 2011’s West Stage
L-ACOUSTICS in Oxnard, Calif., reports that Swing House Hollywood and BIG Productions once again coordinated the technical requirements for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) outdoor shows in West Hollywood, turning to North Hollywood’s U.S. Audio and Lighting to supply concert sound systems for the event’s East and West Stages. On the festival’s third day, which was Saturday, August 20, the city of Los Angeles closed off the four blocks between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard to accommodate performances on two main outdoor stages on Sunset Boulevard.
More than 17,000 fans packed Sunset Boulevard to catch performances from Bush, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, Escape the Fate, the Dirty Heads, Cobra Starship, Black Veil Brides, She Wants Revenge, Tribal Seeds, and SSMF 2011 Elmer Valentine Award honorees Mötley Crüe. who celebrated their 30th anniversary as the Sunset Strip’s native sons.
Cobra Starship performs on SSMF 2011’s East Stage monitored by self-powered L-ACOUSTICS 112P stage wedges
According to U.S. Audio and Lighting Manager Brian Murray, the larger West Stage, located in front of the Key Club, featured nine L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC plus three dV-DOSC downfills per side. Low frequency reinforcement was delivered via 11 SB28 subs per side, and all systems were driven by a total of 18 LA8 amplified controllers.
The East Stage, just outside the Whiskey A Go-Go, flew four LA8-powered KUDO systems per side with a combined total of eight SB28s set up below in two cardioid stacks. Sidefills on each side of the stage were comprised of an ARCS cabinet atop an SB28, while two 115XT HiQ coaxial wedges and an SB28 provided drum monitoring. A total of 14 self-powered 112P coaxial wedges were on hand for stage monitoring as required.
“As expected, the KUDO, V-DOSC and other systems all performed flawlessly at the festival again this year,” says Murray. “Our loudspeaker inventory is now 100-percent L-ACOUSTICS and we absolutely love them for their total reliability and amazing fidelity. With the LA8’s comprehensive limiting and EQ features, I never have to worry about blowing components or getting a bad sound, which I don’t think is even possible with L-ACOUSTICS because we can fly their cabinets without EQ’ing them in a pinch and everything still sounds amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them.”