Showtech's fashionable solution
UAE: Yas Mall recently put on a fashion week event to showcase the Autumn/Winter clothing ranges of the various brands that inhabit the shopping venue. A catwalk was installed inside the mall and production company Showtech was engaged to provide the technical setup, also supplying the solutions for a variety of sub-events staged throughout the shopping centre and a gala dinner held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel.
‘The entire venue was very elegantly fabricated with a black and gold mashrabiya theme on the stage, ramp, skirting, arch way entrance, hair studio, beauty studio, makeup studio and gala dinner,’ recalled a spokesperson from Showtech. ‘Lebanese star Ragheb Alama also appeared as part of the event.’
The main PA system on the catwalk was formed from JBL’s VRX series, with four loudspeakers serving as tops, deployed with a pair of subwoofers. These were powered by a Crown 9000HD amplifier with signal received from a Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus player via a DJM-800 mixer. A Soundcraft Vi1 mixer was employed at FOH.
Meanwhile, at the gala dinner, the main PA comprised four JBL SRX725 speakers as tops and four VRX728 subwoofers. Also deployed were Crown amplifiers, a BSS equaliser, a dbx system controller, RCF top speakers, a Pioneer CDJ-2000 player and a CDJM-800 mixer.
Back inside the mall, the visual setup on the stage and catwalk included a 70 sq-m LED screen, a series of Watchout servers, an LG 21-inch HD monitor and Analog Way’s Ascender 32 switcher.
The lighting setup included 14 Robe Robin MMX Spots, four LEDWash 1200, 14 Clay Paky Sharpy beams, an ETC profile, 12 1K fresnels for face lights, 40 LED pars, Studio Due citycolors for building lighting, an Avolite lighting desk, DMX splitter and an Antari haze dimmer.