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RCF powers first Greek Red Bull Soundclash

Adam Savage
RCF powers first Greek Red Bull Soundclash

The first Red Bull Soundclash to be held in Greece was supported by a TTL+ active line array system from RCF.

The system was provided as part of a complete sound, lighting and visual package across two stages by Greek production company, Kariotis Meletios Events Productions.

The Soundclash band competition – known throughout the world and held for the first time in Athens’ Building 56 – saw a battle between Greek bands Vegas and Melisses.

With two identical stages installed at opposite ends of the same venue, the competition required the audience to 'vote vocally' for the best group after each song. Melisses recorded 124dBA on the decibel meter to emerge as victors.

Sound reinforcement for the event included four groups of four TTL55-A active line arrays and a TTS36-A flown subwoofer, with four stacked arrays of two TTS-56A subs, divided equally cross the two stages. It was the first official outing in the country for the TT55-A.

With RCF TT+ product specialist, Emanuele Morlini, providing on-site support to help set up and optimise the system — controlled and monitored by RCF’s advanced remote control system, RD Net — the TTL solution delivered a continuous 120dB, free of distortion, for the entire event.

Kariotis Meletios had been awarded the contract by Red Bull’s American-based events company, Eleven Productions. “A db
meter mic was installed measuring the volume of the crowd screaming right after each performance and displaying the results on two big LED screens at the back of the two stages,” said Pandelis Kariotis from the production company.

The firm had around 16 technicians to manage the installation of the trussing and staging, the installation of the sound, light and LED displays. MTV Greece, who hosted and broadcast the event, then moved in with a production crew, ten cameras and a OB van, while Eleven Productions managed all structures for Red Bull as well as crowd control.

“The fact that the performance of TTL was state of the art was recognised immediately by the sound engineers of both groups,” added Kariotis.

“The USA production company was also delighted with our standard of organisation, state of the art equipment and the expertise of our technicians.”

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Tags: rcf, line arrays, red bull soundclash, kariotis meletios, building 56 athens, subwoofers, eleven productions, mtv greece

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