The KSON CountryFest which recently took place in San Diego, California saw a sold-out Sunday concert with five bands on a stage set up entirely with dBTechnologies.
The first show in the US to feature the VIO L212, CountryFest featured James Barker Band, Maddie and Tae, Midland, Uncle Kracker and Brett Young.
Set against the home of the San Diego Padres, PetCo Park, the system onstage was made up of 12 VIO L212 boxes per side, VIO L210 boxes as side and front fills, LVX XM monitors and VIO S218 subs.
“No complaints here!” said Ruben Santa Cruz, system technician for the show and applications engineer at MacWest Group. “Setup was easy, and nobody has had any issues with the system. The drums sound incredible, it’s very powerful and the coverage is great in this venue. And it’s a surprisingly light box.”
MixOne Sound/Hudson Audio Works, who have used VIO L208 and VIO L210 for many shows this year, chose VIO L212 for the show because of its power and lightweight design. Santa Cruz added, “For this show we had a very short time frame for setup, but that was no problem. VIO L212 has a great frequency response for this kind of venue and a great boldness and punch. It’s an easy box to work with that flies really quickly, it sounds good right out of the box. The amount of boxes we flew perfectly delivers the power that is necessary for this kind of music.”
MixOne Sound/Hudson Audio Works system tech Billy Catlin commented: “Having VIO at this show was also great because of Aurora Net. We could change the high frequency compensation on the boxes as needed as the density of the air changed and as the sun set and the temperature gets cooler. On a show like this with multiple bands playing over the course of several hours, I like to monitor the boxes since I have different front of house guys running through it all the time, and VIO works really well for that because I can see everything right in front of me with Aurora Net.”