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3G Productions is employing d&b SL-Series arrays for the ongoing Rüfüs Du Sol tour.

3G Productions Deploying d&b SL-Series In Support Of Current Tour By Rüfüs Du Sol

GRAMMY-winning electronic media trio being reinforced with GSL main arrays and KSL outfill arrays joined by SL-GSUB subwoofers, all dialed in with ArrayCalc simulation software.

The current concert tour by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning alternative dance/electronic media trio Rüfüs Du Sol in support of its new album SURRENDER is being supported by d&b audiotechnik SL-Series loudspeakers and additional components provided by 3G Productions of Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The Australia-based group consisting of Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt are mainly performing in amphitheaters across North America on the tour that started in May and continues in the fall. “The tour required the latest and greatest in audio technology and sound quality, so the SL-Series was the obvious choice, ” states Keith Conrad, CEO of 3G. “The system was able to deliver powerful even coverage throughout the venue with ArrayProcessing, while providing the best clean and quiet response behind the arrays for a better performance by the band on stage.”

Main arrays are each comprised of a dozen GSL8 and four GSL12 modules per side as the main arrays, joined outfill arrays of another 12 KSL8s and four KSL12s per side for the side hangs. “We were able to achieve even sub coverage using a sub array consisting of 20 SL-GSUBs and had a widespread front fill coverage supported by 10 V10P point source loudspeakers,” adds system engineer Adolfo Velez of 3G, which employs d&b ArrayCalc simulation software for planning and setup at all venues.

“A great challenge to face was noise regulation; in some cases, the venues were close to residences and the city would enforce a dB noise limit,” Velez notes. “In these situations, the venue can average measurements from around its perimeter and calculate a theoretical dB limit at front of house. Knowing the true power of SL-Series and ArrayProcessing, we asked for the mandated dB limit, along with the location of the measurement, then calculated the distance from the source. By doing so, we were able to provide more SPL at front of house than was ‘allowed’ without breaking the dB regulation at the venue boundary. You could walk beyond the boundary and back and hear a significant dip in the sound pressure level, keeping our clients and the venues happy.”

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