By PSW Staff • April 24, 2009 The scene at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival, where sound reinforcement was provided by SLS Production utilizing JBL VerTec line arrays. SLS Production of Dubai recently provided concert sound reinforcement services for Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009, the 10th year for the concert series, with the sound reinforcement system featuring an extensive range of JBL Professional VerTec line array models. Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2009 took place at the Dubai Festival City, with this year’s show placing an emphasis on heavy metal acts. Performers included Motorhead, Nervecell, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Chimaira and August Burns Red. Additional performers included Hatred from Germany and Scarab from Egypt, both of whom won entry by winning the “United We Rock” and “United We Rock/Middle East Edition,” respectively. This year’s event drew a crowd of more than 7,000 fans. The main PA system featured left-right line array hangs, with each side including 12 JBL VT4889 full-size line array elements, three VT4887A compact line array elements and six VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers. For additional low-end support, SLS deployed two ground stacks in front of the stage, each containing 12 VT4880A ultra-long excursion, dual 18-inch arrayable subwoofers. Two arrays of two VT4888 midsize line array elements provided in-fill coverage, with eight VT4888 loudspeakers providing out-fill coverage. Additional arrays of VT4887 loudspeakers were used for side fills. Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers powered the system. SLS Production has provided sound reinforcement for the Dubai Desert Rock Festival for the past several years “We first added VerTec to our inventory eight years ago and we have had no regrets about that decision,” said Girish Yerunkar, Sales Manager for SLS Production. “We have gradually expanded our rental stock and today we have the largest rental sound system in the entire Gulf region and can cater to concerts of 350,000 people, maximum.” For more information on SLS Production, go to www.slspro.net JBL Professional Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Amplifiers Arrays Audio-Technica Compact Concerts Crown Festivals Harman JBL Live Loudspeakers Management PA Powered Production Professional ProSoundWeb PSW Regional Sales Series Shows SLS Audio Sound Sound Reinforcement Stage Subwoofers Support System Websites · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.