The Milan Latin Festival is a 10-week celebration of Latin American artists at the Assago Forum in Milan from mid-June to mid-August with a varied program of concerts by artists such as the king of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee and fellow Puerto Rican Ozuna.
Event technology provider Suono e Luci, chose CODA Audio for the event, with head of audio Claudio Saoncella opting for a ViRAY solution configured in bi-amp mode. The system was installed at the festival’s 1,500-square-meter outdoor area, which contained seating for more than 6,500.
The main system including 15 ViRAY modules per side with three more ViRAYs per side for delay. Front fill was delivered by four HOPS8 and side fill by six TiRAY, two TiLOW and dual SCV-F subwoofers. Eight SCP-F subs arrayed across the front of the stage completed the system.
William Geroli, the official front of house engineer for the festival, says about the system, “It has a very good response across all the frequencies and the Dual Diaphragm coaxial wave driver and coupler technology are great. They are extremely efficient and always guarantee great results with high output and increased power handling. The reliability, ultra low distortion, fast optimised transient response and coherent wave guide are great too.”
The engineers for major stars Ozuna and Daddy Yankee used the system as it was, with only minor EQ tweaks to satisfy personal taste. Maurizio Mura, general manager of Suono e Luci, which is the first company in Italy to invest in CODA Audio, provides this appraisal: “I’ve always thought that the audio quality of CODA systems is simply phenomenal. I’ve used it in various situations and contexts in the last three years – we provide light and audio to the biggest Italian musical productions – and the results are always incredible.
“The ViRAY is a compact system, very easy to handle – including the speed of rigging. The coherent wave front is great and solves many problems in challenging settings. At the Milan Latin Festival we are once again obtaining outstanding results. The concerts by Daddy Yankee and Ozuna were incredible, with exceptional power and sound quality from what is considered to be CODA’s medium-sized line array range.”