Published: 18 Feb 2013
UAE: Delta Sound was called upon to provide the audio equipment for the recent Kanye West concert at the du Arena on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. The rental house provided its L-Acoustics K1 system to cover the show.
The main PA for the event was a 12 per side K1 setup supplemented by 12 K1 subs for low end. In addition to this, the company used six Kara cabinets as downfills from the main hangs, while 18 V-Dosc, 18 dV-Dosc and 24 SB28 subs provided outfill and front fill. Power for this part of the setup was via L-Acoustics LA8 and LA48 amplifiers while an XTA DP448 provided control. Sidefills were courtesy of six Kudo cabinets with a further six SB218 subs.
It was Avid desks that were put to use for both front of house and monitors. At FOH, an Avid Venue was called into action alongside equipment from Furman, TC Electronic, Tascam, Apogee, Sony and XTA. On monitors, the desk of choice was an Avid Profile.
A comprehensive mic package was put to use by Delta for the show. The main component of this came from Shure and Sennheiser wireless units, while there was also equipment from AKG, Neumann and Radial put to use.
The promoter for the event was Flash Entertainment, who also called on Gearhouse Staging Connections for the lighting and Creative Technologies for the cameras and IMAG projection.