Maestro conducts audio at BIC National Day Festival
BAHRAIN: Maestro Sound & Light supplied its audio production services at the most recent edition of Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) BIC National Day Festival. The three-day event drew more than 10,000 attendees each day, who witnessed performances by major Arabic stars, such as Khalid Fouad and Abdallah Al Rowaished, in addition to what is reportedly Bahrain’s largest fireworks display. Considering the size and magnitude of the event, Maestro’s technical director, Kiran Tauro, opted for an Adamson Systems Engineering sound solution.
‘For the crucial mid-high requirements of Arabic artists these days, the choice of PA was obvious,’ Mr Tauro explained. ‘We all leaned towards the Adamson E15, which in my opinion has the best possible mid-high performance on the market. Combined with Adamson’s new E119 subs, which we used for the very first time, we had the perfect system for an event of this size and importance.’
Mr Tauro and his team designed the system using Adamson’s Blueprint AV 3D modeling software to ensure that the narrow, yet deep audience space was covered throughout. ‘What was amazing was the fact that we only needed 24 E15 boxes to cover a significant distance with no delays,’ the technical director recalled.
Those 24 E15s were divided so that 12 units were implemented per side. A total of 18 E119s were also deployed nine per side, while a complement of Metrix boxes served as front-fills.
‘Being used to the T21 subs in the past, I didn’t know what to expect of the E119, having just the single 19-inch woofer. In the end, I was blown away. Those subs sounded orgasmic,’ enthused Mr Tauro. ‘Although I’ve used a lot of other top speaker brands in and out of the Middle East with Khalid and other artists, I have never heard anything that comes close to the Adamson E15s.’
Mr Tauro managed the system for every act with the exception of Khalid Fouad, who had brought respected FOH engineer Moosa to mix his performance. In addition to Mr Tauro, the Maestro crew comprised monitor engineer Kunal Jaiswal as well as technicians Jerin Jose and Kamal Raj Burman.
‘Adamson has always produced my favourite cabinet on the market,’ concluded Mr Tauro. ‘There was no other option for the BIC National Day Festival.’