eclipse keeps Paddy’s Day Party covered
UAE: The recent McGettigan’s Paddy’s Day Party was supported by eclipse, which worked to a very tight time scale to provide audio services for a full day of live music having been called upon at the last minute. A d&b audiotechnik rig was deployed to provide complete coverage of the grass area at Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre.
‘We made a last minute decision to bring eclipse on to do the audio for our Paddy’s Day event at Media City,’ explained Greg Dufton, managing partner of DGT events. ‘Having already been confirmed to supply the power weeks before, the team only had several days to prepare the audio.’
The d&b system deployed included six J8s and two J12s per side, all Array Processed, as well as 10 J-subs and four J-infras for the sub-array, and three V Subs, two Y8s and two Y12s for the ground-stacked out-fills. Three V8s were used for the front-fills, while two V subs and three V8s per-stage handled side-fills. There were also eight M4s and six M2s for stage wedges, with six D80 amp touring racks and 11 D80 amp sleeves. Two Dolby Lake LM44s, two d&b DS10s, and two Cisco managed network switches were used for signal processing and networking.
In addition to supplying the audio reinforcement for the Paddy’s Day Party, eclipse also mixed five acts, including the Stars of The Commitments, with eclipse’s Tariq Al Hassan and Wissam Shaheen at the helm. ‘The coverage was excellent, and we utilised the usual superb quality of the J series in its full glory,’ commented Mr Shaheen, eclipse Staging Services’ senior audio engineer.
‘Despite the time constraints, eclipse turned the job around and delivered the audio and power with no issues. With 8,000 people attending we were very happy with the result and all international acts commented on how professional the audio was. As a regular supplier of ours, we look forward to working with eclipse on our next event, DXBeach,’ concluded Mr Dufton.