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Onstage Systems Supplies Audio for “Something Wicked” Fest

Houston’s EDM event uses Onstage’s new L-ACOUSTICS K1 stadium sound package

DALLAS — Dallas-based production company Onstage Systems supplied the audio system for the main stage of the Something Wicked Festival on October 27 in Houston. Billed as Texas’ first large-scale Halloween-oriented electronic dance music festival, the event featured international, national and local DJs, including Zedd, Nero and Flux Pavilion.

The festival, produced by EDM promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Nightculture, filled up the Sam Houston Race Park. A full stadium sound package was needed, and Onstage provided it for the main stage with a full L-ACOUSTICS K1 stadium system. This included main hangs of 10 K1 per side with 36 SB28 subwoofers and four KUDO compact line source cabinets for front-fills.

The monitor system supplied featured eight L-ACOUSTICS dV-DOSC modular line source cabinets and four dV-SUB subwoofers. There were also 30 LA8 amplified controllers. At Front of House, a Yamaha PM5D provided for digital live mixing with two Lake LM 44 digital audio system processors.

The package provided a perfect sound experience, according to a reporter for The Houston Post, whose review said, “The main stage sound system sounded better than any I’ve ever come across at an outdoor show…”

Eric Thomas, the K1 audio tech with Onstage Systems who worked the show, raved about the company’s new inventory of L-ACOUSTICS equipment.

“We have been using L-ACOUSTICS products since 1999 and have not come across a better range of enclosures,” Thomas said. “Now adding K1 to our inventory has raised the bar once again. This system is incredibly transparent; it is like mixing on hi-fi studio monitors. The axis of coverage is most impressive as well as the throw capability. We look forward to deploying the K1 on more of our large scale festivals.”

Onstage Systems President Hyacinth Belcher said the new purchase of audio gear has been used recently on the TCU Stadium grand opening concert with Blake Shelton in Fort Worth, TX, and the Sun City Music Festival in El Paso. It will be put to good use on upcoming festivals and shows, such as George Strait at the Alamodome and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she added. Belcher plans to use the new gear on many music festivals next year, and hopes for some concert touring possibilities as well.

Onstage Systems focuses on providing quality customer service and the best equipment as part of its business model, Belcher says. Founded in 1978, the full-service concert and special events company supplies national and local markets with sound, lighting, video and production equipment and services.

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About Onstage Systems:
Onstage Systems, based in Dallas, Texas, is a full-service concert and special events production company serving the national and local markets. We provide systems and equipment for audio, lighting (LED, automated, conventional), video, backline, staging, indoor ground support and outdoor rooftops. Our team specializes in concert touring, special events and corporate shows. Onstage Systems carries a reputation for excellence in customer service and production. Visit

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