Showtech spotlights music and nightlife
UAE: Le Meridien Hotel served as the venue for this year’s Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards while Showtech provided the sound, lighting and video solutions. The rental company was reportedly hired due to its reliable reputation.
The main PA system was formed from 12 JBL VTX V20 compact line arrays flown six per side in an L-R configuration and complemented by six JBL VTX S25 subwoofers. Four HK Audio CT 108 cabinets provided front-fill while the system was powered by Crown I-Tech 9000 HD amplifiers with Performance Manager software. Meanwhile, six RCF Tops and a pair of RCF Bass enclosures provided audio in the lobby. At the start of the signal chain, Showtech deployed a Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus player, which fed signal via a DJM-800 mixer. A Soundcraft Vi1 was the console of choice at FOH.
The lighting setup comprised 14 Robe Robin MMX Spots, 14 Robin Spiiders and eight Robe Wash 1200 fixtures with 16 Claypaky Sharpys, three ETC Profiles, 16 1K fresnels, 60 LED PARs, 15 LED batons, a DMX splitter and a pair of Antari haze dimmers. Control of the rig was courtesy of an Avolites lighting desk.
Showtech also supplied 124m2 of P3 LED screen for the stage backdrop, arranged in a dual-frame layout, with content delivered via a series of Dataton Watchout servers. Completing the visual setup were four plasma screens and an Analog Way Ascender 32 switcher.
‘The high profile nature of the event ensured that Showtech provided a large variety of inventory and the best technical support staff,’ explained Shaji George, founder and CEO of Showtech. ‘The event was a resounding success and Showtech provided very high standards on all aspects.’