Sincopa Sound & Light, one of the largest PA companies in Isreal, has recently used the newly acquired Optocore digital returns racks to service major concerts by Justin Timberlake and the Rolling Stones. Both concerts were held in Tel Aviv’s giant Park HaYarkon for up to 50,000 fans.
For the Timberlake concert they deployed Optocore’s sophisticated fiber distribution system comprising four XR6-FX interfaces at the FOH, stage and delay tower ends. One device was configured 8AE/8MI and the other three 8AE/8LO.
Transmission to the L-Acoustics PA and delay towers was via Optocore AES, analog and Ethernet on a redundant loop, with two AES lines from the Digico SD-7, through a routing/summing Lake LM-44 to a total of five AES lines on the Optocore rack. These were configured for AES and analog, while an analog line was connected for backup.
The two Optocore stage racks ran AES Out/Analog Out and AES In/Analog In, respectively. The other AES/Analog Outs were assigned to the two delay towers.
A compliment of L-Acoustics K1, K2, VDosc and Kara, optimized by dedicated L-Acoustics LA8 amplified controllers in 21 LARacks, covered a total distance of 210 meters, with 152 meters to the furthest delay point.
“Optocore supplied extremely close technical support and dealt immediately with any issues we encountered,” said Assa Efrat, the Sincopa technical manager who configured the system. “I can now see this being part of our permanent audio deployment and it will be used again and again.”
“The support from Optocore was amazing,” agrees Amos Bokobza, CEO of Sincopa Sound & Light. “We were able to choose such a huge project on which to debut the Optocore system only because of the great technical support; this enabled us to remain calm during set-up and show days.”
Other technical crew for the Timberlake show included Eran Pereldik (project manager), and system engineers, Eran Pereldik and Efrat himself. The Optocore solution more than met their requirements and was promptly redeployed when the Rolling Stones appeared at the same venue on June 4.