“Violetta Live” Arena Tour with Meyer Sound LYON

Disney’s Popular TV Show, “Violetta“, has a viewer base of more than 25 million. The show is now proving to be just as popular live, with its “Violetta Live” tour packing arenas across Europe. With such demand, MEYER sound LYON linear was the sound reinforcement system of choice. The production, which encompasses music and dance, is already picked to be one of Europe’s largest tours of the year, with the 84 shows expected to sell a combined ticket count of over 500,000, across 24 cities in Europe.

“LYON is a giant step forward in performance and overall response,” says Alberto Liras, FOH mixer for “Violetta Live” and senior engineer at Madrid-based Fluge Audiovisuales, which is providing a complete AVL production package for the tour. “Its response in larger venues is remarkable. The sound is much more defined and listenable, making it easier to mix in unfavorable acoustic conditions. It is amazing to hear arrays with only 16 loudspeakers each covering an audience of 20,000 with that level of definition and sound pressure.”

Violetta Live with Meyer Sound

Each array comprises 12 LYON-M main and four LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeakers, supported by 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. Twenty-eight MICA® and 20 M’elodie® line array loudspeakers provide out fill and front fill, respectively, while on-stage foldback consists of four MJF-210 stage monitors and dual side-fill stacks of eight M’elodie loudspeakers and two 500-HP subwoofers. System drive and optimization is supplied by a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with three Galileo Callisto 616 array processors. The system was chosen by Madrid-based Sold Out, the tour’s executive production company.

“LYON is a perfect match for this tour based on sound quality and production requirements,” reports Alberto Bravo, production director for Sold Out. “Exceptional clarity, music quality, and very high SPLs are all of great importance, as all the shows are in large sports arenas. But it was also critical to have a compact, self-powered system, as truck space was extremely limited due to the massive amount of staging, lighting, and video production gear involved.”

Violetta Live with Meyer Sound

According to Bravo, the system has to cater to audiences of all ages. “‘Violetta Live’ is a family show with nearly 40 percent of the audience being parents, so we needed a system with smooth and clear response for the very young but also with enough power to satisfy the parents’ listening tastes,” he says. “LYON has proven exceptional for both.”

The Fluge-provided audio package also includes DiGiCo SD5 and SD10 digital consoles for FOH and monitors, respectively, as well as Lectrosonics Venue wireless systems outfitted with DPA d:fine headset microphones, Shure UHF-R wireless systems with SM58-capsule transmitters, and Sennheiser IEM systems.

Starring TV series star Martina Stoessel, the “Violetta Live” tour includes stops across Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Poland.The tour is produced by DG Medios y Espectáculos of Argentina.

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