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EST Fest IV Gets Sound Assist from NPi AV

BUENA PARK, Calif. (August 31, 2017)—EST Fest is now in its fourth year and, in mid-August, the event was held for its second time at The Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp in Butler, Ohio. The two-day festival welcomed 5,000 attendees who were treated to non-stop music.

            NPi AV (Cleveland) was responsible for audio, video, and lighting for the three stage locations: the Main Stage, and Acoustic Lounge, and a DJ Stage. EST began its festival roots through a joint effort by hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly and his team. Not only did he perform at the festival but he was joined by the likes of rap artist, Gucci Mane, the Friday night headliner, and metal band Suicide Silence, just to name a few.

            A Yamaha CL5 with Rio3224-D and 1608-D input/output boxes and 24 NEXO GEO S1210/1230 tops, 12 RS18 Subs, double stacked in an Omni configuration on the ground, and 4 NX4x4 amps were chosen for the Main Stage front of house rig. The monitor system consisted of a Yamaha QL5 with Rio1608-D, 6 NEXO PS10s and 10 PS15s, accompanied by 4 NEXO LS18s and 4 NX4x4 amps.

            NPi AV company spokesperson, Alex Kay, said they chose the GEO S12 system because it provides easy deployment, even coverage, consistent tuning throughout the entire system and matches well with the PS Series. “The NS1 software makes it quick and easy to know we’re providing the right solution for the job, Kay says, and allows us to pre-pin the rig before we are on site.”

            “The NEXO PA used at EST Fest sounded phenomenal, states Mike Murray, front of house engineer for Machine Gun Kelly. Everything was crisp and clear, and the low end was nice and punchy.”

            “We chose the Yamaha CL5 and QL5 because of the reliability, easy integration between front of house and monitors consoles, and they stand up to the elements,” states Kay. “This being an outdoor festival, durability was an important factor in choosing consoles. Also, they pack a lot of processing power in a small footprint.”           

            Founded by Joseph Thompson in 1992, NPi Audio Visual Solutions has provided its clients with the finest in AV rental and staging services, tour and multi-media production, and the sale and integration of state of the art AV equipment in the Cleveland area. NPi has been a NEXO dealer for four years, and recently joined the Yamaha Commercial Audio family of dealers.

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PHOTO of Yamaha CL5/NEXO GEO S Main stage courtesy of Brett Young
PHOTO of Machine Gun Kelly (standing), and NEXO stage monitor courtesy of Chris Goody