At the WORLD CLUB DOME electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system was selected for main-stage headliners Pet Shop Boys, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Tiësto. With this latest deployment at the Commerzbank-Arena, the Meyer Sound LEO Family of line array products continues its busy summer of EDM events, having recently powered the Mayday Festival in Germany and Soenda Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
"LEO is strikingly elegant in appearance and relatively compact, particularly considering how it can project very clear sound over a considerable distance," says Holger Schwark, FOH engineer for the Pet Shop Boys.
Supplied and configured by POOLgroup of Emsdetten, Germany, the system featured dual main hangs of 14 LEO-M line array loudspeakers each, with two MICA line array loudspeakers for down fill. Side hangs consisted of 10 LEO-M and two MICA loudspeakers each. Low end was supplied by left and right end-fire arrays of 12 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements each, plus a center array with an additional 12 1100-LFC loudspeakers. Two UPQ-1P loudspeakers and 18 JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers provided front fill, while a single delay system comprised two hangs of 10 MILO line array loudspeakers each and eight 1100-LFC loudspeakers in a cardioid array.
The system was aligned, optimized, and driven by a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 AES processor and six Galileo Callisto 616 array processors. Tim Humpe served as project manager for POOLgroup, and Dirk Maron was lead system tech. The production was presented byBigCityBeats.
"LEO is a very forward-looking product," says Schwark. "My personal experience mixing on it certainly supported the positive statements I'd heard about LEO from other sound engineers."
The Meyer Sound LEO Family comprises the LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, and its more compact and flexible sibling, the LYON linear sound reinforcement system.