Adamson sees the light
Adamson sees the light
An Adamson system comprising over 136 speakers has been deployed at the See the Light religious event in Indonesia. Soundworks, an audio production house based in Jakarta, has supplied a complete audio solution for one of the biggest religious music concerts in Southeast Asia. The event was held at Stadion Madya Jakarta on 5 November during the start of rainy season in Indonesia and the first time the event has been held outdoors since the start of the pandemic. Headline acts included Grammy Award-winning gospel songwriter Sidney Mohede, who is also the leading worship leader in Indonesia, legendary Indonesian pop singer Ruth Sahanaya along with inter-denominational acts from around the country.
Soundworks supplied a total of 136 boxes of Adamson loudspeakers consisting of 24 E15, 18 E12, 30 S10, 16 E119 subs, 16 T21s and eight E219s for ground subs, and 12 Metrix for front-fill, all powered by Lab Gruppen PLM amplifiers.
FOH was handled by a Yamaha Rivage PM7 digital mixing system, with monitors catered for by a Yamaha PM10, alongside two Yamaha RPio622 I/O rack stageboxes and four Rio3224-D2 with 32 analogue inputs, 16 analogue outputs and eight digital AES/EBU outputs. The setup also consisted of a Yamaha QL5 console for recording, tracking directly to Steinberg’s Nuendo Live recording software and a backup PC with a second Nuendo Live setup.
“With the final position of the stage moved forwards, it impacted the position of the nearest left and right towers; they were at almost an 80° angle to the main stage, and it was slightly offset between each side,” explains FOH engineer, Pongky Prasetyo. “The system engineer had to tilt and angle the outer-fill PA cabinets on each side (Adamson E12s with S10s for down-fill) in order to get maximum coverage. We left no areas of the stadium uncovered.”
The four-day setup was affected by heavy rain and winds but thankfully, on the day of the event, the weather had improved considerably. The event drew more 15,000 people, many of them from outside the capital Jakarta just to attend the concert. The concert became a trending topic on social media the next day with many commenting on the superb audio quality during the concert, resulting in plans to repeat the concert on an annual basis from now on.