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Electro-Voice XLC & XLD at Ottawa Bluesfest

July 23rd, 2008

Held in Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats Park, and running from July 3-13 this year, the festival now encompasses music from many genres beyond the blues. This year’s diverse range of headline acts included James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Fergie, The Tragically Hip, Steely Dan, The Black Crowes, Wyclef Jean, Plain White T’s, Feist, Great Big Sea, Boz Scaggs, The Wailers, Three Days Grace, Donna Summer, and many more.

“Our upgraded XLC DVX rig made an impressive festival debut on the main stage last year,“ says Matt Lamarche, General Manager, Wall Sound. “There were a wide range of big-name artists on the main (Bank of America) stage again this year, and the XLC sounded great across the board. I was the system tech for this stage, and everyone was very happy-we received a lot of positive comments from the engineers. Everything was controlled with IRIS-Net; the XLC main and delay arrays were all time-aligned with the ground-stacked Xsubs, and everything worked seamlessly with minimal EQ’ing-it’s a fantastic-sounding system.

“This year the XLD rig was new for the River Stage, powered by TG amps,“ Lamarche adds. “We just got the rig in June, and this was our second show with it. This was also controlled and monitored via IRIS-Net, and provided amazing performance from such a compact system for such a large stage; the coverage and intelligibility was excellent.“

Electro-Voice equipment list:



Bank of America Stage


Main PA:

32x XLC127 DVX (flown 16/side)

16x XLC118 subs (flown 8/side)

24x Xsub (ground stacked 9/side & 6 center)

6x Sx300 (front-fill)

26x P3000RL amplifiers

4x TG7 amplifiers

(all amps controlled & monitored by IRIS-Net)

Delays:

16x XLC127 DVX (flown 8/side)

2x Dx38 processors



River Stage


24x XLD281 (12/side flown)

6x XS212 subs (3/side flown)

8x Xsub

2x Sx300 (front fill)

12x TG5 amplifiers

4x TG7 amplifiers

(all amps controlled & monitored by IRIS-Net)

12x EV Xw15 (monitors)

www.wallsound-lighting.com

www.ottawabluesfest.ca/en

http://irisnet.electrovoice.com

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Contact persons for readers and press inquiries:

Guy Low

Sr. Copywriter | Public Relations (ST/MKT-COM)

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. S.

Burnsville, MN 55337

USA

www.boschcommunications.com

Tel: 952 736 3935

Fax: 952 736 4582

guy.low@us.bosch.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager (ST/MKT-COM)

Bosch Communications Systems

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. S.

Burnsville, MN 55337

USA

www.boschcommunications.com

Tel: 952 736 3901

Fax: 952 736 4582

james.edlund@us.bosch.com

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com