Multi-platinum hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean made a recent appearance at the Venkestshawara Farm House (Maharashtra, Western India) with sound reinforcement by Mumbai-based Rich Audio, utilizing its new EAW KF760 line array systems.
The main system included two line arrays comprised of KF760 and KF761 downfill modules, backed by two EAW UX8800 digital signal processors with presets for different zones.
The EAW processors, along with amplifiers from Crown Audio, were networked with a wireless tablet laptop that was equipped with EAW Smaart optimization software to provide system correction according to venue and complete system management.
“Everyone who has heard the new system has offered fantastic reviews,” states Lee Braganza, Rich Audio system engineer. “The sound quality is unmistakably EAW, and Wyclef’s FOH engineer Alfred, in particular, was amazed that so little needs to be done with the rig to attain a superior concert signature.”
Lee and Alfred only had to put in a half hour’s work, which mostly entailed wrapping their minds around India’s first Soundcraft Si3 digital console.
In fact, the Si3 was directly transported to the venue without having even been switched on, as they received it only a day prior to the event.
Richie Braganza, Rich Audio’s founder, has long specialized in providing pro audio, lighting and trussing services for corporate and national artists, as well as high-profile special events.
The new EAW and Soundcraft inventory now positions them to fully serve the needs of large-scale concert sound reinforcement as well. In fact, the new system has already been utilized for recently-completed events in Nanded by popular artist Daler Mendhi, in addition to Mumbai’s Dhirubhai Ambani International School’s annual day event.