Meyer Sound MILO Powers Citrawarna Dance Extravaganza at Malaysian Festival
It's hard to find a country that honors its diversity as extensively as Malaysia, as illustrated by the annual Citrawarna festival. A month-long, nationwide celebration of multiculturalism and the broad regional and spiritual influences of the peoples of Malaysia, Citrawarna's festivities culminate with a live pageant, parade, and street festival featuring prominent national singers, and the highlight of the festival, the Citrawarna dance exhibition. The audience for the massive spectacle, as well as the dancers themselves, heard the music powering the dance clearly through the entire stadium-sized area, thanks to a large system of Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers.
Lau built the system for the event around 48 MILO cabinets and 24 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofers, with a Galileo loudspeaker management system as the central controller. "The great thing about using a self-powered system like this is that you can lose the amplifier racks in order to save space, which makes it very easy to change configurations as the need arises."
Lau designed the system configuration using Meyer Sound's MAPP Online Pro software to determine proper loudspeaker placement and positioning, which yielded perfect results without the need for any adjustment of the cabinets. Says Lau, "We didn't even need to do any EQ, and we barely needed the SIM 3 audio analyzer, the system worked perfectly as it was. The event promoters were very impressed with the sound system from the first time we turned it on."
Lau and SES made the switch to Meyer Sound products last year, and have been very happy with the results. "We think the product is very impressive," says Lau. "In addition, Meyer Sound has provided us with excellent service after the sale and are extremely helpful if we need clarification on any technical problems or issues. They are a very good partner to work with overall."