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Good Vibes Winter Festival


The Opportunity

Organized by Pato Entertainment and the sister festival of the One Love Festival, the Good Vibes Winter Festival 2020 features an array of local artists, embracing the New Music as international borders were closed and setting the scene for summer reggae vibes. Wanting to elevate the event and treat fans to an unforgettable concert experience, the festival required a state-of-the-art audio system that delivered pristine sound with consistent coverage across the audience.

The Solution

To achieve its audio goals, the fesitval organizers hired New Zealand’s leading event production company, NZ Sound Reinforcement, which designed and installed a world-class HARMAN Professional networked audio solution. The impressive system features an arsenal of JBL Professional VTX A8 dual 8” compact line array loudspeakers, including a ground-stacked system as well as 12-speaker arrays flown on each side of the stage. With 110º dispersion, high-frequency transducers and JBL’s proprietary woofers and waveguide technology, VTX A8 loudspeakers deliver unmatched sound performance with even distribution across the venue.

While the venue offered acoustic challenges, NZ Sound Reinforcement overcame these obstacles with their design and deployment of more JBL VTX speakers. The system includes VTX A12 and VTX A12W dual 12” line array loudspeakers, while sub-arrays consisting of VTX G28 dual 18” and VTX B18 single 18” subwoofers offer authoritative, accurate low-frequency response. Rounding out the sound system, NZ Sound Reinforcement also deployed VTX M22 professional stage monitors, SRX835P loudspeakers and SRX828SP subwoofers. Designed and configured with JBL’s Line Array Calculator 3.5 and Performance Manager 2.7 software, the system is powered by Crown VRack 4×3500HD amplifiers.

The Impact

“We had multiple venues that demanded a specific combination of audio systems, so we used an assortment of JBL VTX loudspeakers. We also had tight SPL restrictions in most venues, whilst keeping the system sounding energetic and full, which we managed to deliver perfectly,” said Juan Soothill of NZ Sound Reinforcement. “We also had very tight load-in times, but with the easy and quick rigging of JBL’s VTX A-Series, we managed to get each system up and running extremely fast.”

“We required a high-fidelity audio solution for the festival, as we were looking to enhance the festival’s sound and provide an immersive atmosphere,” said one of the event’s organizers. “We needed a partner to set up a unique networked audio system with exceptional sound to support some of the world’s biggest artists performing at the festival, and NZ Sound Reinforcement delivered exceptional service.”

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