Delta Sound reinforces Yanni at du Forum
UAE: Yanni recently performed in Abu Dhabi for the first time, appearing at du Forum on Yas Island. Delta Sound supplied the audio setup for the concert, employing an L-Acoustics-based solution.
‘We have worked with Yanni and his production team twice before and it was a pleasure to work with them once again,’ said Delta Sound project manager, Robert Eatock. ‘We installed a flown L-Acoustics K2 system comprising of 12 boxes a side, which made up the main left and right hangs. Filling the rear of the grandstand, and making sure that a constant and even SPL was maintained, another two hangs of Kara speakers were chosen as delays. A ground stacked Kara system was also used as front-fills to give the first few rows of the audience the perception of being on stage with the musicians.’
Handling the lows were eight SB28 subwoofers, arranged in an arc configuration. ‘The sub bass frequencies can be a little tricky in this venue because of its shape, so we opted for the arc configuration which gave us the ability to manipulate the sub pattern to our liking, maintaining a smooth low end pattern across and to the rear of the venue,’ confirmed Mr Eatock.
‘The system was driven using LA8 amplifiers controlled through the manufacturer's LA network manager software,’ he concluded. ‘The concert was a success for all parties involved and we look forward to seeing the Yanni team back here again next year.’