- by Penny Lane
HOUSTON - Onstage Systems supplied a full L-Acoustics K1 stadium system for the main stage of the Something Wicked Festival, held Oct. 27 at Sam Houston Race Park. Onstage Systems, based in Dallas, recently added the L-Acoustics K1 system to their rental inventory, and the festival received positive reviews for sound in The Houston Post. Something Wicked was Texas’s first large-scale Halloween-oriented electronic dance music festival.
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DALLAS - Dallas-based production company Onstage Systems supplied the audio system for the main stage of the Something Wicked Festival Oct. 27 in Houston. Billed as Texas’s first large-scale Halloween-oriented electronic dance music festival, the event featured international, national and local DJs including Zedd, Nero and Flux Pavilion.
The festival, produced by EDM promoters Disco Donnie Presents and Nightculture, filled up the Sam Houston Race Park. A full stadium sound package was needed, and Onstage provided it for the main stage with a full L-Acoustics K1 stadium system. This included main hangs of 10 per side of L-Acoustics K1, with 36 L-Acoustics SB28 subwoofers and 4 L-Acoustics KUDO compact line source cabinets for front-fills.
The monitor system supplied featured 8 L-Acoustics dV-DOSC modular line source cabinets and 4 dV-DOSC subwoofers. There were also 30 L-Acoustics LA8 amp controllers. At the Front of House, a Yamaha PM5D provided for digital live mixing with 2 Lake LM 44 digital audio system processors.
The package provided a perfect sound experience, according to a reporter for The Houston Post, whose review said, “The main stage sound system sounded better than any I've ever come across at an outdoor show...”
Eric Thomas, the K1 audio tech with Onstage Systems who worked the show, raved about the company’s new inventory of L-Acoustics equipment.
“We have been using L-Acoustics products since 1999 and have not come across a better range of enclosures,” Thomas said. “Now adding K1 to our inventory has raised the bar once again. This system is incredibly transparent; it is like mixing on hi-fi studio monitors. The axis of coverage is most impressive as well as the throw capability. We look forward to deploying the K1 on more of our large scale festivals.”
Onstage Systems President Hyacinth Belcher said the new purchase of audio gear has been used recently on the TCU Stadium grand opening concert with Blake Shelton in Fort Worth, TX and the Sun City Music Festival in El Paso. It will be put to good use on upcoming festivals and shows such as George Strait at the Alamodome and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she added. Belcher plans to use the new gear on many music festivals next year, and hopes for some concert touring possibilities as well.
Onstage Systems focuses on providing quality customer service and the best equipment as part of their business model, Belcher says. The full-service concert and special events company, founded in 1978, supplies national and local markets with sound, lighting, video and production equipment and services.