Studiomaster supplies PA for world first gig on an iceberg

Studiomaster supplied a ‘berg suitable’ PA for the world’s first ever gig on a floating iceberg, when UK metal band, The Defiled, performed in sub-zero temperatures atop of the floating berg for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig.

Jägermeister approached Studiomaster to supply a PA tough enough to perform in Arctic conditions following Carlsbro/Studiomaster’s sponsorship of this year’s Bloodstock festival, during which the company supplied emergency kit to The Jägermeister Stage. “It was a brief we could confidently commit to, given the robust build quality of Studiomaster product,” said assistant general manager Patrick Almond. “In fact it presented a perfect opportunity to prove the near-military grade construction of the new Horizon powered mixer. The very look of the all-British design says how tough it is – and then there’s 1,000W a side of Class D power amplification; more than enough to provide sound coverage on an iceberg!”

The Studiomaster 2012 powered mixer was partnered with a pair of XPX 12 moulded cabinets on stands, providing the best possible power-to-weight ratio; weight being a critical consideration in not tipping the band and all their equipment into the freezing sea. Studiomaster KM92 dynamic mics were also used. The entire rig performed flawlessly, undoubtedly providing the best quality and loudest PA sound ever on a floating iceberg.