PnP provides an audio cocktail for Sunny Side Up
INDONESIA: Located by the sun-kissed waters of the Indian Ocean in Seminyak, the Potato Head Beach Club was the setting for Bali’s Sunny Side Up on 20th August. Hospitality and entertainment group PTT Family joined forces with Ismaya Live to host the music festival featuring amongst others Azealia Banks, Goldroom and DJ Jessie Andrews. Together with a blend of music, the event also combined a cocktail mixology with unique cocktails within the iconic location.
Production company PnP supplied the audio equipment for the inaugural event, with PnP technicians William Hermanto and Iris Jonatan mixing FOH and monitors on Midas Pro2c and Pro1 consoles respectively. However, the technical rider for headliner British singer Ellie Goulding insisted that Avid Venue Profile 48-ch and 96-ch consoles be deployed at FOH and monitor positions respectively.
The main FOH loudspeaker system featured an impressive inventory of TW Audio cabinets, for which PnP were further assisted by the manufacturer’s Asian support manager Augustine Edward. The L-R arrays consisted of eight Vera 10 speakers per side, with the two down fills of each array providing extended horizontal dispersion of 120-degrees. Furthermore, each array was complemented in the lower-mid frequencies with the addition of two Vera 24 models. A combination of eight B30 and four S33.2 subwoofers were added to provide the punch, whilst a further two BSX (Big Subwoofer extension) dual 21-inch subwoofers extended the lower frequencies down to 27Hz. The entire system was powered by a total of nine Powersoft K3DSP 2-channel amplifiers.
Performing before a 3,000 strong audience, the various musicians and singers were assisted on stage by six RCF Art500 wedges, although Ellie Goulding and her musicians used six channels of Sennheiser wireless combining SR2050 IEM transmitters with EM2050 microphone receivers. In-between sets, a DJ kept the crowd and the cocktail competitors happy, using a pair of TW Audio M12 speakers boosted by a pair of B15 subwoofers powered by a tenth Powersoft K3DSP amplifier. A number of Shure SM58 wireless handheld models were supplied using SLX receivers and transmitters.
Prior to set-up, PnP was concerned with the 2m height stage being in close proximity to a swimming pool. ‘Water and electricity don’t mix, so we had to ensure that there would be no splashes of water being directed onto any of the equipment,’ commented PnP’s Iris Jonatan. ‘The TW Audio drivers are coated with a water resistant resin, so the proximity of the pool wasn’t a headache for us. We just had to make sure that the amplifier racks were placed out of range of the pool. The subwoofers had to be flown unfortunately owing to the low stage height and as a result lost some of the energy. However, they still packed pack a punch as we knew they would and ensured that this energy was directed towards the audience. Luckily, there were no noise restrictions in place and so we could maintain high levels on a C-weighted signal.’