Red Bull X-Fighters debuts in Japan with Riedel
JAPAN: The Red Bull X-Fighters World Series used Riedel radio and intercom systems to ensure clear communications throughout the recent live production of the tour's first-ever stop in Japan. Held in front of the Osaka Castle in Nishinomaru Garden, team riders reached heights of 15m and distances of 30m in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,000 spectators.
Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom system and the company's MAX noise-cancelling headsets provided reliable and clear communication in spite of intense noise caused by the bikes. The Riedel systems supported show coordination between event directors and stage managers, lighting and PA staff, scoring officials, as well as the team's sports, medical and security staff.
The custom Riedel solution included three Artist systems in total, networked in a self-healing fibre ring. Using the director configuration and control software for Artist digital matrix intercom systems, technicians could easily adjust levels remotely to improve the clarity, utility and safety of event communications.
The Artist system was interfaced to an OB truck, where the event was recorded and prepared for air and streaming to a live audience around the globe. Artist 1000 Series control panels were divided between the front of house, staff and event judges. Nine Performer digital partyline beltpacks were distributed among the judges and the followspot lighting crew. These systems were complemented by 150 Motorola radios, with eight Riedel RiFace universal radio interfaces serving as radio repeaters to ensure coverage across the venue.
‘Riedel is a key partner of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series,’ said the Red Bull X-Fighters organisation team. ‘Communications are a pivotal element in the success of the best freestyle motocross tour on the planet. This is what Riedel provides to the tour each and every day.’