Adlib excels at Creamfields

Liverpool-based Adlib supplied complete visual and sound design and equipment packages to four high profile arenas at UK electronic dance music festival Creamfields 2013.

Adlib again worked closely with creative and technical production specialists LarMac LIVE on the event, staged at Daresbury, Cheshire over the August bank holiday weekend.

For Audio, Adlib pooled its vast experience and knowledge of designing EDM sound systems and relied on Coda Audio and JBL VerTec.

In the Cream arena Otto Kroymann and Rhys Roberts looked after a large JBL system, which supplied the power to fill out the enormous tent with fabulously smooth, rich, even coverage.

20 JBL VT 4889s a side formed the main hangs with six 4889s per side for the delays and an array of 24 JBL VT4880 VerTec subs combined with eight L-ACOUSTICS SB28s. Monitoring was via eight Adlib MP3 low profile wedges and the DJ fills were four L-ACOUSTICS ARCs – two a side – on top of a single SB28 a side – all run via two Yamaha PM5D consoles.

Keen to showcase the adaptability of the Coda systems Adlib deployed these in three areas – Skream & Benga, Annie Mac and Hospitality.

In the brand new Skream & Benga curated arena, engineers Rui Sio and Damien Breeze made those bass grooves kick loud and clear with 20 Coda Airline LA12 speakers for the main arrays and 12 Coda ViRAYs for delays plus 24 Coda SCP-F subs complete with Yamaha PM5D and Midas PRO2 consoles.

For monitoring, they utilised Adlib’s own FD / DF speakers for DJ fills, together with eight Adlib MP3 wedges.

In Annie Mac, there were another 20 Coda Airline LA12s and 16 Coda SCP-F subs for the main system with DiGiCo SD10 and Soundcraft Vi1 consoles, Lake processing and speaker management and Adlib proprietary DJ monitoring. This was looked after by Dave Ryan and Tom Geoghegan.

Coda again proved an ideal solution for Hospitality with eight Airline LA12s and eight Airline LA8 infills for the main stage and area together with four Adlib 1214e infill speakers for the side tents. Engineers Mark Johnson and Vidmantas Baleisa utilised a Yamaha LS9 for mixing.