An Adamson S10 line array loudspeaker system was used at the Edinburgh Mela, supplied by Live Systems, which also supplied all of the technical equipment for the event.
The loudspeaker system consisted of only 4 x S10 and 2 x S119 per side powered by Lab Gruppen PLM20K44 amplifiers running Lake Processing that covered the substantial main audience area.
At front of house was an Allen & Heath GLD112 console with AR2412 and AR0804 stageboxes. In addition to the usual standard instruments there was a wide variety of ethnic instruments from India and the Far East. Various microphones by AKG, Shure and Sennheiser were used with DI’s from BSS and Radial.
Founded in 1995 to showcase the talents of Edinburgh’s ethnic minorities, the Mela takes its name from the Sanskrit word for ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’, and has grown to regularly attract thousands of people to its wide range of theatre, dance, music and art.
For 2017 the event evolved into a week-long festival culminating in an outdoor weekend event on Leith Links. Live Systems Ltd provided the event with all their sound, lighting, staging, video and power requirements along with a large team of technicians and crew to deliver the project successfully.
Steve Robb, managing director of Live Systems said: "Our investment in Adamson comes after many years of looking at a variety of manufacturer’s offerings. In terms of equipment, we have always tried to bring something different to the rental market rather than simply jumping on the same bandwagon as everyone else. In this way, we aim to set ourselves apart from our competition while at the same time giving our customers access to the best quality products.
"As such, we were keen to wait until we found the right line-array system that would offer a quality that exceeds the other main brands on the market and also offers a strong return on investment. Once we heard Adamson products, in particular the S10 System, we knew this was the right choice for us. The Edinburgh Mela is a magnificent display of diverse music so the sound system had to be right. Adamson proved to be perfect for this popular festival."