Energia covers UMF Korea
KOREA: Over 100,000 EDM fans descended on Seoul’s Olympic Stadium Sports Complex for the recent Ultimate Music Festival (UMF) Korea. Providing the reinforcement for the two day event was an Adamson Energia system as the ground floor of the Olympic arena was converted into South Korea’s largest outdoor club.
Blue Noise and AMG Korea (Alpha Sound), provided Adamson sound systems deployed at the Live and Main stages. Sun Kim, technical support manager for Sound Solutions (Adamson’s Korean distributor) assisted with system design using Adamson’s Blueprint AV software.
Blue Noise provided support at the Main stage which was used primarily for DJ performances. The main PA consisted of two left-right arrays made up of 16 E15 and six E12 line array enclosures. Two arrays of 12 E218 subwoofer enclosures bolstered low end. A total of 16 Adamson SpekTrix enclosures – four stacks of two – covered the fans near the front of the stage.
The Live stage, which hosted bands and DJs, was manned by AMG Korea (Alpha Sound). In this case the main PA was comprised of two left-right line arrays of 12 E15 enclosures. Mono stacks of E218 subwoofers (18 in total) drove low end. Once again Adamson SpekTrix enclosures – eight per side stacked two high – provided front fill.
‘I'm used to using d&b and L-Acoustics rigs, so this was new to me,’ explained Alice Wilder, FOH for M.I.A. ‘However, everything was nicely tuned straight off the bat and there was not much audible processing, so I was pleased. I thought the PA was quite transparent, not too harsh up top, beautiful mids and nice tight bottom end. All in all, I would not be opposed to using again, and I appreciated the power and clarity behind it.’
Both Blue Noise and AMG Korea provided Lab.gruppen PLM 20000Q and PLM 10000Q amplifiers with Lake processing to drive both systems.
‘We were very pleased with the Adamson systems at the show,’ adds Sound Solutions’ Sun Kim. ‘The field was transformed into a dance club and the music was exceptional – and Adamson played a big role in making it happen.’