Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

L-Acoustics Triumphs at Trifesta

12/12/2019

L-Acoustics Triumphs at Trifesta posted: 12/12/2019

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing on the L-Acoustics K1/K2 system at Bourbon & Beyond's Oak Stage

Brown Note Productions and Danny Wimmer Presents deploy K Series rig for three back-to-back weekend festivals: Hometown Rising, Bourbon & Beyond, and Louder Than Life

Although Louisville residents have long associated the term Triple Crown with Kentucky Derby thoroughbred horse racing at their own Churchill Downs, this year's Trifesta may well pose a legitimate threat to that reigning royal trio title. Produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP)-the concert promoter behind popular US music festivals like Sacramento's Aftershock, Columbus' Sonic Temple and Charlotte's Epicenter-a Trifesta pass served as the golden ticket to get into three large Louisville music festivals held on consecutive weekends during September, each of which utilized an L-Acoustics K Series loudspeaker system deployed by Brown Note Productions (BNP) of Thornton, Colorado.

Zac Brown Band on Bourbon & Beyond's Barrel Stage, sonically reinforced by Brown Note Productions' K1/K2 rig 3

Staged at the Kentucky Expo Center's Highland Festival Grounds, the inaugural Hometown Rising festival packed in more than 70,000 country music fans over September 14 and 15 to hear from headliners Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban, among others. The following weekend, a crowd of more than 90,000 attended the eclectic, three-day Bourbon & Beyond festival featuring performances from a wide variety of artists, including Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, and Zac Brown Band. Anchoring the final weekend of the month was the three-day Louder Than Life, which brought out 128,000 hard rock and heavy metal enthusiasts to headbang along with Guns N' Roses, Slipknot, Disturbed, and many more.

According to BNP President Ryan Knutson, who, with the help of Soundvision, created the system design for Trifesta, each of the three weekend festivals featured two similar and adjacent stages. The primary left and right main arrays for each stage-so four in total-were comprised of six L-Acoustics K1-SB low-frequency extension enclosures flown over 12 K1 full-range elements, with six K2 hung below for downfill. Behind each of these 24-enclosure arrays was a hang of eight KS28 flown in a cardioid configuration to improve LF directivity. For added impact, two dozen more KS28 per stage were groundstacked down below, topped by 16 Kara for frontfill, while 12 additional K2 were used as far outfill arrays.

To further optimize coverage and control residential noise spill for the two larger festivals-Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life-Brown Note additionally deployed three delay towers, each flying eight K2. This brought the site's total L-Acoustics enclosure count from 232 up to 256, all of which were collectively powered and processed by 95 LA12X amplified controllers housed in custom Brown Note touring racks.

We designed the system based on the layouts that Les Targonski, DWP's Director of Production and Logistics, had provided us early on, Knutson recalls. Although the system for each of the three festivals was very similar, we still had to deal with slightly different layouts of stage thrusts, barricades, and so on. With a combination of the new Autosolver tools in Soundvision, the L-Acoustics P1 processor and M1 measurement platform, and our own workflow for system design and tuning, we felt like we were well equipped for dealing with the festivals' challenging layout and central mix position. The use of the P1, in particular, was probably the most notable change in our workflow. Having this as part of our toolbox to analyze the system was a great addition to our normal practice of using SMAARTs analytical software platform.

As an official L-Acoustics Certified Provider for rental (CPr) and install (CPi), and on the cusp of also being a new distributor (CPd), BNP keeps its K Series system busy throughout the year on festivals, national tours, cross-rentals to other rental network providers, and at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the company's back yard. And Knutson notes that his PA never fails to elicit smiles from engineers and audiences alike.

The K1 system, especially with the LA12X amplified controllers, delivers a quality, power, and transient response that is world renowned, he says. Most, if not all, top engineers have toured with or had great experiences mixing on K1 for festivals like this. With its system control, filtering, power, and tonality, it delivers a voice that is undeniable. Other manufacturers have great systems as well, but when you are in front of a K1/K2 system, the sound is clearly L-Acoustics and what many engineers, like us, have come to love.

DWP's Les Targonski points out that the combination of the right tools in the right hands has firmly established BNP as the promoter's production partner for all of its festivals since 2014. Over the course of the three Louisville festivals, I had multiple production managers and audio engineers give kudos to the Brown Note team, Targonski shares. From their willingness to make adjustments for the comfort of an engineer, or the ease of an engineer simply being able to plug in and mix because the analyzing work had already been done, Ryan and his team are incredibly efficient, accommodating and thoughtful.

A bird's eye view of Trifesta's third and final 2019 festival, Louder Than Life, which drew 128,000 hard rock fans to Louisville's Highland Festival Grounds

When I called Ryan five years ago for Aftershock, I knew what I was getting, but I needed everyone else at DWP to witness it, he adds. All it took was that one festival to prove a point. These days, when I advance with an artist that has played one of our events, t
LINK: https://www.live-production.tv/news/shows/l-acoustics-triumphs-trifest...
See more stories from liveproduction

Most recent headlines

22/01/2020

Clear-Com Hires In-House PR Point Person To Facilitate Expanding Communications Goal

Clear-Com Hires In-House PR Point Person To Facilitate Expanding Communications ...

22/01/2020

Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Help Unveil Ferrari's F8 Tributo at Gala Event in Sydney, Australia

Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Help Unveil Ferrari's F8 Tributo at Gala Event in...

22/01/2020

AWS to convert live data into rugby insights

Six Nations introduces new real-time stats for 2020 Championship Dan Meier 4 hours ago Six Nations introduces new real-time stats for 2020 Championship ...

22/01/2020

Make.TV takes I'm a Celebrity' to Germany

Live Video Cloud streamlines remote live video contributions Dan Meier 3 hours ago Live Video Cloud streamlines remote live video contributions target=...

22/01/2020

The Switch, New TR expand Middle Eastern coverage

Gives Turkish news agency unprecedented reach Dan Meier 3 hours ago Gives Turkish news agency unprecedented reach target=_blank title=Share on Linked...

22/01/2020

Amazon breaks $200 billion brand value mark

Brand Finance Global 500 report launches at the World Economic Forum in Davos Dan Meier 5 hours ago Brand Finance Global 500 report launches at the World...

22/01/2020

Netflix rejects advertising on its platform

Netflix needs to diversify and look at different business models, analyst tells TVBEurope Dan Meier 4 hours ago Netflix needs to diversify and look at d...

22/01/2020

Tencent Games, Nvidia Partner on Cloud Gaming Service

SUZHOU, CHINA - Tencent Games and NVIDIA have announced a collaboration to bring PC gaming in the cloud to China....

22/01/2020

Conductor Releases New Companion App, Adds Blender Support

OAKLAND, CA - Conductor Technologies has announced Conductor Companion, a new desktop application that simplifies the use of the cloud-based rendering servi...

22/01/2020

Why Open Source Will Be the Catalyst for Next-Gen VFX Innovation

One of the most important trends across our industry is an accelerating move towards standards backed by open-source implementations....

22/01/2020

Harman Professional Solutions appoints Brian...

Brian Divine, president of the professional solutions division, Harman Professional Solutions Brian Divine has been appointed to the role of president of the P...

22/01/2020

Poly appoints Carl Wiese...

Carl Wiese: executive vice president, chief revenue officer, global head of sales, Poly. Poly has appointed Carl Wiese as executive vice president, chief reve...

22/01/2020

Consortium to stock Aver visualisers and...

Consortium will carry the Aver E24c and E32c models with smart cycle charging technology and cable and power management. Rene Buhay, AVer Europe Vice Presiden...

22/01/2020

Digital Projection appoints Thierry Ollivier as EMEA...

Thierry Ollivier has been appointed to the newly created role of EMEA business development manager in line with the company's strategic expansion and client...

22/01/2020

Sonnet Announces Dual 2.5-Inch SATA SSD PCI Express 3.0 Card With Hardware RAID Controller

-- Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe...

22/01/2020

LIVE Submersible Broadcasting

Live production onboard -- -- SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: At last year's IBC (September 2019), Associated Press (AP) was awarded the prestigious IBC In...

22/01/2020

Panavision supports the artistry of independent filmmakers at Sundance 2020

-- -- With the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on the horizon, Panavision has announced that its products and services are once again key contributors at one ...

22/01/2020

Screen Australia greenlights $3.5 million for 5 projects

22 01 2020 - Media release Screen Australia greenlights $3.5 million for 5 projects amazing Grace Nude retreats, marine poachers and hot-tempered chefs Scr...

22/01/2020

WRAL Digital Launches All-New App Design

The WRAL News app, the first-ever mobile app from a local U.S. TV station, has been completely rebuilt and redesigned to give users more control over the conten...

22/01/2020

Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.2

BEAVERTON, OR - The Khronos Group, an open consortium of industry-leading companies creating advanced interoperability standards, announces the release of the...

22/01/2020

Surfacing Artist Brings Intricate Patterns to 3D Designs Using RTX-Powered Baking Features in Adobe Tool

When it comes to baking 3D textures and materials on designs, NVIDIA RTX gives S...

22/01/2020

Lego Masters' Starts on Fox Feb. 5

Lego Masters, a competition series featuring ace Lego enthusiasts coming up with standout creations, begins on Fox Feb. 5. Will Arnett hosts. The series will f...

22/01/2020

Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With High-Flying Bachelor'

ABC won prime ratings Sunday, as The Bachelor paced the net to a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That easily topped the 0.9/4 t...

22/01/2020

NBC Orders More American Ninja Warrior'

American Ninja Warrior returns to NBC this summer for season nine. Production begins in the spring. The competition series will shoot in Los Angeles, Washington...

22/01/2020

Tegna Blasts Standard General in Letter to Shareholders

In a letter to shareholders, Tegna defended its performance and attacked Standard Media, which is seeking seats on Tegna's board, as conflicted. Last wee...

22/01/2020

NATPE 2020: Diginet Dabl Now Available in 90% of US

CBS Television Distribution has expanded the distribution of its new diginet Dabl to 90% of the U.S., CTD said Tuesday at NATPE in Miami. Dabl primarily airs o...

22/01/2020

NATPE 2020:Entertainment Studios Renews Five Courts for Fall 2020

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios has renewed five of its court shows for the 2020-21 TV season, including America's Court with Judge Ross, Justice fo...

22/01/2020

Sinclair's Stirr Launching Election News Channel

Sinclair Broadcast Group's year-old over-the-top streaming service Stirr is adding a new channel that will focus on election news. Stirr also plans to stre...

22/01/2020

The Drew Barrymore Show' Cleared for Launch in Fall 2020

CBS Television Distribution's new daytime talker The Drew Barrymore Show, is now a firm go for fall 2020, Steve LoCascio, chief operating officer of CBS Tel...

22/01/2020

ABC Rebranding Live Well Broadcast Diginet to Localish

The ABC Owned Television Stations plan to rebrand their Live Well digital broadcast network to Localish, the group's local storytelling initiative. The cha...

22/01/2020

Watch: Uzalo latest Episode 252 S5 Monday, 20 January 2020

The story follows the family whose wealth was built in the murky criminal underworld, as well as the more wholesome Mdletshe family who's day to day life, i...

22/01/2020

Sony and the World Photography Organisation announce the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award 2020

The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce printer and publishe...

22/01/2020

POKMON AND NETFLIX TEAM UP FOR GLOBAL RELEASE OF "POKMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK-EVOLUTION"

Newest CGI Animated Pok mon Movie to Debut Exclusively on Netflix on Pok mon D...

22/01/2020

IVP's Hypergrowth Podcast: Harness CEO Jyoti Bansal on simplifying the software delivery process

In IVP's Hypergrowth Podcast series, IVP investors talk with CEOs from the f...

22/01/2020

Kate & Koji

Blake Harrison, Barbara Flynn and Meera Syal will join Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola in ITVs new upcoming comedy Kate & Koji. Kate & Koji is a brand new 6...

22/01/2020

METLIFE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY

METLIFE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for fifth year in a row....

21/01/2020

Original programming and video-on-demand fuel growth at UKTV

21 January 2020 UKTV Originals account for seven of the top 10 programmes SoCI increased by 5% since June 2019 and 4% across the year UKTV Play became th...

21/01/2020

Joel Dommett to host Dave's Comedy Against Living Miserably with line up including John Robins, Judi Love and Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Tuesday 21st January 2020 UKTVs award-winning comedy entertainment channel, Dave...

21/01/2020

Release of testwizard 3.1

Testwizard helps speed development time, reduce time to market and successfully automates many testing routines, enabling staff to focus on work that benefits f...

21/01/2020

Five Top Reasons why an Advisory Service is Great for your Business

Often there is no need to look for complex solutions to problems. Taking your business forward can be achieved by gaining simple, clear and professional advice ...

21/01/2020

Supporting ATEC into the 2020s

Posted on 21 Jan 2020 ATEC Engineering Solutions has a dedicated web page called evolution chronicling its roots back to the post Second World War period. Wit...

21/01/2020

Holly Henderson

As is so often the way in the digital age, it was the internet that gave London songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Holly Henderson her big break. In 2017, Hol...

21/01/2020

KCVM-FM to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB Show

KCVM-FM to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB Show Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Coloff Media's KCVM...

21/01/2020

Chris Cornelius, Ben Downs Elected as NABPAC Co-Chairs

Chris Cornelius, Ben Downs Elected as NABPAC Co-Chairs WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chris Cornelius, director of Business Development at Morgan Murphy Media, and Ben Do...

21/01/2020

News Corp to Report Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Earnings

New York (January 21, 2020) - News Corp will release its second quarter Fiscal 2020 results on Thursday, February 6, 2020. News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thom...

21/01/2020

Akamai Technologies Earns Top Marks In Human Rights Campaigns 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Akamai Technologies Earns Top Marks In Human Rights Campaigns 2020 Corporate Equ...

21/01/2020

Panavision supports the artistry of independent filmmakers at Sundance 2020

Leading filmmakers turn to Panavision and Light Iron for production and post-production services ahead of 2020 Sundance Film Festival WOODLAND HILLS, CA (Januar...

21/01/2020

Ofcom response to the CMA's super-complaint update

Ofcom response to the CMA's super-complaint update Add to Your Pages 21 January 2020 Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom's Consumer Group Director, said: We...

21/01/2020

Xilinx Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Analog Devices

Xilinx Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Analog Devices Jan 21, 2020 SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adapt...

21/01/2020

Riedel North America Appoints Ernesto de la Torre as Sales Manager, Western US

Burbank January 21, 2020 Riedel North America Appoints Ernesto de la Torre as Sales Manager, Western US Reflecting continued rapid growth in the North America...