DAS 12A line-array supports Music Matters Live
SINGAPORE: Music Matters Live, a four-day festival broadcast over YouTube from its main Fountain Stage in Clarke Quay, Singapore, has relied on DAS Audio sound systems to provide audio coverage for the event. The venue posed several challenges for event managers and producers, Showmakers, who also relied on DAS systems at two collaborative stages spread across the city.
With over 60 bands spread across 18 countries and 170 shows, Music Matters Live is a truly global event that aims to connect the music industry with fans through concerts with international and local artists. Emerging and established bands from Asia and around the world took to the main Fountain Stage over the course of the festival, which was once described by American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, as like ‘TED meets SXSW’.
Showmakers worked closely with the DAS Singapore office on the system design and installation for the Fountain Stage, setting up an Aero 12A/LX-218CA system at FOH. Given the bustling activity at Clarke Quay the technicians had limited time to set up, resulting in the selection of a compact PA.
A total of eight 12A line-array elements were groundstacked on either side of the stage in two clusters of four units each. These were matched with four LX-218CA subs, also groundstacked, in a L/C/R configuration to provide complete sound coverage for the venue’s 6,000 fans. Showmakers also selected eight DAS Avant 12A cabinets to provide on-stage monitoring, and the entire system was rounded out with DAS DSP-4080 processors.
A veteran sound engineer with almost 15 years’ experience in the industry handled the mixing of numerous bands each night with only a short sound check between set breaks: ‘The DAS Aero 12A and LX-218CA can be tuned to sound almost like any other speaker system that you want to hear, and yet it has its own characteristic sound. It’s a very easy system to work with and gave me exactly what I needed for each band,’ he explained.