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700,000 Experience Outline at the World's Largest Gospel Concert
Nigeria – For the fourth year running, Cytech World Communication provided an Outline sound system for 'The Experience', with production and control services supplied by Subfrantic Production Services Ltd. The event, held in Lagos’ Tafawa-Balewa Square and organised by The House on the Rock Church, is considered the world’s largest Gospel concert and attracted a crowd of 700,000.
The last edition featured an array of music ministers including Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Frank Edwards, Smokie Norful, Travis Greene, Chioma Jesus, Tope Alabi, and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir of House on The Rock amongst others.
The Experience’s FoH audio set-up comprised 30 GTO C-12 line-source systems plus two underhung GTO-DF (downfill) modules, while 16 DBS 18-2, eight Subtech 218 and four LAB 21 HS subwoofers ensured the low and infra-low frequencies power and precision.
Eighteen more GTO C-12 elements were selected to provide the necessary coverage width for audience areas near the side of the stage, and 32 Butterfly systems were fielded as delay units. Eight DVS 12 enclosures filled in the nearfield, and two Doppias combined with four Subtech 218 handled sidefill. The whole system was powered by Outline T-Series amplifiers.
With a limited time frame at its disposal at the venue, the audio team used Outline’s Openarray-3D acoustical prediction software to guide the installation of the sound system, which had the task of covering the entire Tafawa-Balewa Square – 280x200 metres – bounded by tiered seating 20 meters high and 30 deep running its full length.
For the fourth consecutive year, the GTO C-12s and Butterflys simply outperformed all the other systems used at previous editions. SPL and clarity were in fact assured, in spite of the huge audience area.
25th January 2017
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