INDIA: Goa-based rental company Casant Entertainers was enlisted to supply the audio setup for the 2017 edition of Viva Carnival (also known as Goa Carnival), putting to use its newly-acquired d&b Audiotechnik V-Series line array system, purchased from the manufacturer’s Indian distributor, Ansata.
Casant Entertainers’s V-Series rig comprises eight V8 and four V12 loudspeakers, as well as six B22 subwoofers, all powered by three D80 amplifiers. Along with supplying the solution, Ansata’s Neil Lean also provided training for the rental company’s staff, covering the system workflow, Arraycalc system design software and R1 remote control software. Meanwhile, Jacob Payyapilli was on hand from the distributor to ensure that the solution’s first run went smoothly at Viva Carnival.
‘We wanted a system that was a regular name on all tech-riders,’ explained Anthony Fernandes of Casant Entertainers. ‘Our focus was quality engineering and quality performance and we found that in the V-Series.’
The Casant Entertainers team reported a happy client at Viva Carnival, while also pointing out how Ansata’s training and support helped. ‘Neil’s style of training and approach to the technology is so precise and flawless that our team member have taken to the system easier than expected. The Viva Carnival is proof of this, wherein our team experienced first-hand how simple it was to rig the system, align and tune it. By the end of the show, we had several of the artists complimenting us on the great quality of sound that we’d put together, and these positive sentiments were echoed by the events producers.’