SLS unveils 2013 Ramadan program
UAE: SLS Production was recently commissioned to provide the sound, lighting, A/V and staging for Sharjah Media Corporation’s official launch of its 2013 special Ramadan package, offered by Sharjah TV, Sharjah Radio and Sharjah Sports Channel. The ceremony was held at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) in the presence of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi, chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation.
M. Hamza, SLS Production’s marketing manager played a key role in the event, creating the concept design, venue layout and overseeing the production of screen materials. On site, he supervised the three-day production and acted as the main director for the show and program.
The main PA comprised of 10 Nexo PS15 speakers and four Nexo LS1200 subwoofers, located in different position throughout the ballroom. A Yamaha PM5D served as the FOH console and two HK Audio Pro10 speakers were deployed for stage monitors.
‘Due to the venue it was not possible to use a line array,’ said Alice Macaluso, sound engineer for SLS. ‘The PA was equalised due to the dimensions of the venue, and because of its shape and choice of materials, it was likely to generate acoustical modes in low frequencies,’ she explained. ‘For this reason, the signal for recordings had its own mix.’
A 38m stage was built for the occasion with a 16m x 4m A-6 Die cast LED screen for backdrop, with further projection screens placed on either side. Four layers of trussing each with 45m length for the rigging of lights and speakers was also provided, which supported the 14 Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1200s, 14 Clay Paky Alpha Wash HPE 1200s, 20 Clay Paky Sharpys, 15 ETC Source 4s, 12 Fresnel 2Ks, 40 LED Par cans, 18 LED Citi colours, four Molefay 4-lites and 24 ColorBlast fixtures – all controlled using an Avolite lighting console.