Mexico. For the fourth consecutive year, PK Sound was in charge of providing the sound of the main stage kineticFIELD at the renowned Electric Daisy Carnival event, which was held on 23 and 24 days in February at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autódromo, in Mexico City.

This was the sixth edition of EDC Mexico, produced by Insomniac and the local company OCESA, bringing together leading DJs from the international and domestic scene in different scenarios, representing the union between technology and nature. Several pieces of art and different types of artists were also presented throughout the huge field, mixing amazing scenography, pyrotechnics, visual effects, high level lighting and outstanding sound.

Names from the dance music scene such as Alesso, Alan Walker, Loud Luxury, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Angemi were some of the DJs who played their tracks on the kineticFIELD stage, before an audience of 120.000 people both days.

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With such a large number of people and huge area to be covered, the producers decided to rely once again on the audio solution that had been used in the past and worked perfectly to provide the desired results: audio clarity, high SPL and excellent coverage. .

All this was achieved by using a combination of line array systems, subwoofers and PK Sound software. The highlight was the Trinity Advanced Robotic Line Array, the first three-dimensional controlled sound system that is remotely configured, capable of focusing sound exactly where it is required.

This robotic line array provides a completely new set of tools that gives advanced users unrivaled control of the vertical and horizontal directivity of the entire array.

90 x PK Trinity Large Format Robotic Line Arrays were used in total, along with 48 x PK VX-10 Compact Line Arrays and 8 x PK VX-12 Line Arrays.

108 dual subwoofers PK CX-800 from 18 ", 10 subwoofers PK Gravity 218 dual from 18" and 8 subwoofers PK Gravity 30 from 30 "were in charge of the low frequencies.

Speaking specifically about the montage, the main system on stage was composed of four groups of 14 Trinity elements each. To cover the large area of ​​the racetrack, four delay towers with eight Trinity each were located at 100 meters from the main stage plus four delay towers with 12 x VX-10 each at 150 meters from the main stage. There was also a delay tower in the VIP area containing eight VX12.

Bringing that large amount of equipment to the city was not an easy task. As Rory Stewart, manager of production operations and audio engineer at PK, who was present not only to operate the show, but also to provide support during pre- and post-production, he explained: "They were sent loudspeakers from Canada, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami ".

All control and processing was performed using the Kontrol PK loudspeaker management software and a Digico SD9 sound desk.

Richard Santa, RAVT
Author: Richard Santa, RAVT
Editor
Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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