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Bosch Corner Silverstone With Electro-Voice Mics
The sterling coverage of the motorsport season is backed by the powerful audio production sound used on the stage presentations…
Silverstone is as integral a part of the history of Formula One as the tyres are of the racing cars themselves; it was, after all, at this 6km course in 1950 that the first ever Formula One race was staged, and the Northamptonshire track has remained ever since one of the preferred venues for major events. This year’s British Grand Prix, for example, at the beginning of July, saw Red Bull’s Mark Webber triumph in front of a crowd of 125,000, with an estimated six million in Germany alone following the race on TV. An important contribution to the success of the high-speed spectacle was played by sound reinforcement systems from Electro-Voice – in three different locations. The first was the victors’ podium, where a fixed installation from Electro-Voice provided crystal-clear coverage. Here intelligibility was paramount, with no less a figure than motorracing legend Sir Jackie Stewart on hand to interview the winning trio of Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel following the presentations. The quality of musical reproduction, however, was also important, as the playing of the national anthems of the victorious teams was naturally part of the ceremony. Both these challenges were met by an Electro-Voice EVF system comprising two EVF-2151DBLK and four EVF- 22D/96 BLK cabinets installed in the roof above the podium, driven by an Electro-

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30,000 fans in front of the Silverstone Stage

Voice Qseries power amplifiers and a DX46 processor. A small, but fine, installation. And a premiere with it, as it was the first time the “D” models of the EVF series had been deployed not only in Great Britain but also in Europe in general. During the fringe programme, too, this year at Silverstone, it was Electro-Voice that set the tone. As was the case at the Moto GP in mid-June, a concert stage had been

Electro-Voice XLC line arrays at the motor cycling GP

erected from which professional quality sound reinforcement was expected at all times, and, once again, it was the Warwickshirebased installation company 360 Creative Event Solutions (CES) that came up with the requisite solutions. The stage programme combined bands playing live with interviews. The Silverstone stage was also used for the BBC’s Red Button Show, which was broadcast live and followed by millions of viewers. “The production was a very demanding one,” says Neal Allen, Concert Sound Sales Consultant, Bosch Pro Sound UK, “not only because it involved playing to an enormous crowd with sound of the highest possible intelligibility, but also because races were often continuing nearby and the level of ambient noise was therefore extremely high.” For the show stages, the team from 360 Creative Event Solution opted for an Electro-Voice system enhanced by FIR Drive. Twentyfour FIR-Drive-enhanced XLCDVX elements combined here with eighteen Xsubs and the same number of TG7 power amplifiers

for the main system, but to ensure even coverage throughout the entire audience zone, a delay tower was also erected. This was armed with twelve Electro-Voice XLC-DVX linearray elements (also with FIR Drive) and six Xsubs, driven by eight TG7 power amplifiers. Flawless front and side fill as well as foldback were provided by equipment from Electro-Voice, again, complemented this time by an XA2 system from DYNACORD. Additionally, both the new and old wings of the Silverstone racecourse comprise a NetMax N8000 and CPS 8.5 multi-channel amplifier installation. Replacing the previous 100 V line system, the installed system allows the whole site to be serviced from a central control room on one interactive screen. “It was a production of the very highest quality,” says Neal Allen, “and it appears that we, together with 360 Creative Event Solution, passed the test with flying colours. The client, at any rate, was extremely satisfied, as is shown by the fact that discussions are already under way for next year’s race productions.” ■


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast September 2012

InNEWS Globosat Credits Tsl on Sportv Installation
BT Installs Snell Upgrade
InSOUND Merging Changes Gear With Horus
InSTUDIO Christie Presents Array of Projectors
InGEAR Multicam Systems Exhibit at Ibc
InGEAR Hitachi Ships 16-Bit 3g Sk-Hd1200 Camera
InGEAR Bosch Corner Silverstone With Electro-Voice
InREVIEW Exploring 3d: The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking
InMEDIA Masstech: Mam for Leading Sports Channels
InMEDIA Scheduall Offers Full Interoperability
In Broadcast September 2012 - intro
In Broadcast September 2012 - Cover1
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InNEWS Globosat Credits Tsl on Sportv Installation
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In Broadcast September 2012 - BT Installs Snell Upgrade
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InSOUND Merging Changes Gear With Horus
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InGEAR Multicam Systems Exhibit at Ibc
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InGEAR Hitachi Ships 16-Bit 3g Sk-Hd1200 Camera
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InGEAR Bosch Corner Silverstone With Electro-Voice
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InREVIEW Exploring 3d: The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InMEDIA Masstech: Mam for Leading Sports Channels
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In Broadcast September 2012 - InMEDIA Scheduall Offers Full Interoperability
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