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YES Event Relies on APG for Eclectic JNDA Line-Up
France – Every year, the future graduates of the French school of architecture of Tournai organise the JNDA (Journée et Nuit de l’Architecture), an event that gathers over 4,000 visitors. A disused industrial site is specially transformed to host conferences as well as artistic and cultural performances. At dusk, the venue becomes a concert hall with three stages, where renowned and emerging bands entertain the crowds until late.
For this 34th edition, the event took up residence in the former 7,000sqm Louis Carton industrial workshop. In order to cater for an eclectic crowd, three stages – each dedicated to specific music genres – were set up in the three workshop warehouses: EDM, Urban and Alternative.
For the technical side, the organisers trusted YES Event to manage the audio set up of all three stages. The event service provider turned to French manufacturer of professional loudspeakers APG to offer the best possible experience to a 4,000+ crowd: "Choosing the Uniline Compact was a no-brainer for us, as we were looking for a discreet but powerful sound system to fit the raw environment of this old industrial workshop” commented Frédéric Van Durmen, CEO of YES Event. "Thanks to its compact size and excellent modularity, the Uniline was the perfect fit for both the venue and the eclectic line-up."
The main stage for the event was dedicated to EDM. YES Event deployed a full Uniline Compact sound system made of 12 UC206N rigged loudspeakers coupled with four UC206W for the front-fill. Completing the set up were six UC115B dedicated bass speakers and six SB118 infra-bass subs, along with two APG SMX15 onstage monitors. Sound amplification was made possible thanks to four SA30 and 1x DMS48 amplifiers from APG. Four UCTRUSS rigging accessories were used to create the UC speaker cluster, bringing high precision and long range coverage, while another four UCSTACKs secured the sound system on the floor.
The second stage (Urban stage) was equipped with four SMX15 speakers, the only ones in the market offering five options for angulation, as well as four high power low frequency TB118S subs and two SMX15 for the onstage monitors. Here, a rack made of two SA30 amplifiers and a DMS26 was specified.
For the Alternative stage, YES Event opted for eight UC206N loudspeakers in a line array configuration, two UC206W for the front-fill, four dedicated UC115B bass speakers and four SB118s subs. Onstage monitoring was ensured thanks to eight DX12 coaxial speakers. Amplification was handled by four APG Class D DA50:4 amplifiers.
Concludes Van Durmen: “The Uniline Compact has met all our expectations by delivering the required sound pressure regardless of the music genre. Both the fans and the artists praised the sound quality, and commented on the impressive power produced by such a compact sound system!”
31st May 2018
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