P!NK goes live with L-ACOUSTICS

FOH Engineer Chris Madden has specified the use of a full L-ACOUSTICS K1 system for the entire duration of P!NK’s global tour, which is being equipped by Sydney, Australia’s JPJ Audio – the merged operation of Jands Production Services, L-ACOUSTICS’ longtime Australian rental partner, and Johnston Audio.
“From the very first time I heard it, I just thought K1 was the best PA I was ever put in front of,” Madden recalls. “The projection and detail were both immediately apparent. On other systems, certain elements of a mix will disappear off into a mush, but L-ACOUSTICS preserves so much detail across the full spectrum – and at distances that are truly remarkable.”
The main arrays for P!NK’s current arena tour are comprised of 14 K1 plus six KARA per side for down fill, with a small middle array of six KARA flown to cover the audience area between the main stage and curved thrust. An additional six KARA spread out under the front edge of the main stage helps pull the sound image down a bit further for the crowd at the front.
JPJ is also deploying a total of 60 KUDO enclosures to deliver extreme left and right side coverage. Depending on each venue’s unique geometry, these are typically hung in either four arrays of 15 or dual arrays of 18 and 12 cabinets.
Low frequency reinforcement is primarily achieved via a combination of eight K1-SB per side flown adjacent to the K1/KARA hangs and a dozen SB28 in six stacks of two across the curved front edge of the stage thrust. Ground subs are set up in cardioid mode with the bottom cabinets rear-firing to minimise LF bleed on stage. Additional two-by-three stacks of SB28 are positioned under the ramps on either side of the stage and fire out toward the far left and right sides of the room, while 19 LA-RAK touring racks containing a total of 57 LA8 amplified controllers drive the entire system.
System Tech Ulf Oeckel maps out each upcoming venue with L-ACOUSTICS’ SOUNDVISION modeling software and keeps tabs on the system every night with LA NETWORK MANAGER.
Image credit: Ulf Oeckel