Nexo STM for stars of K-pop at Seoul Olympic Stadium

NEXO’s unique modular STM line array systems have been used at the Asia Song Festival 2013, with an audience of more than 25,000 fans in the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul.

This is the 10th annual Asian pop music festival to be held in South Korea.  This year, Korean singers, 2PM, EXO, Girl’s Day, ZE:A (a.k.a Children of Empire), Dynamic Duo, and No Brain, joined other Asian performers such as Gloria Tang, a.k.a G.E.M (Hong Kong), 7ICONS (Indonesia), M.Y.M.P (Philippines), presenting spectacular performances on stage. Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, 2PM’s Taecyeon, and EXO’s Chris took on the role of MCs for the event.

Rental company Way Audio faced an exceptional challenge on this project, as terrible weather forecasts required the event organisers to change the layout of the stage and seating.  Moving the stage to a new position nearer the grandstand allowed the audience to be seated and stay dry under the stadium roof.

Way Audio’s sound designer was Yun-Cheol Lee, who configured the STM system with S118 subwoofers flown with the main and bass cabinets.  This was the first time that Way Audio has supplied such a configuration, and Yun-Cheol Lee and chief engineer Jang-Yong Park report that it was extremely successful.

Way Audio, which took delivery in July of its new NEXO STM rig from NEXO distributor A-Works, received an excellent reception for its work at this important show.  The event’s promoter also stages the Ji-San World Rock Festival, where Way Audio’s STM made its Korean debut earlier in the year.  “Day by day, we are increasing our knowledge and our expertise with this new generation of PA system,” says Yun-Cheol Lee.  “Its modularity presents many opportunities for different configurations in different applications, and the more events we do, the more we become STM experts!  For example, flying the subwoofers for the first time in the Olympic Stadium amazed all of us – we have never felt such powerful sub energy before, it was awesome!”


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