NEXO’s STM Series at Bogota’s Estereo Picnic

Estereo Picnic is Colombia’s biggest live music event – staged in Bogota, the weekend festival is now in its seventh year, and attracted more than 50 national and international artists to perform on its three principal stages.

This year, for the first time, NEXO’s flagship STM Series modular line array was in action on the Pepsi stage. In another Latin American first, the new M28 double 8” cabinets were the main modules in the PA arrays, in an extensive NEXO system supplied by a team effort between rental companies Arbol Naranja and Audionexo, supported by the NEXO distributor Sound Logics and field engineer Roberto Tschopp from NEXO itself.

Using NEXO’s proprietary NS-1 modelling and prediction software, Roberto Tschopp helped the rental providers to design a main PA with 9x STM M28 main cabinets per side, flown with 6x STM S118 subs per side. With a significant EDM element on the Pepsi Stage, the sub-bass was boosted by 12x NEXO RS18 subs on the floor, running in cardioid mode.

Pooling their inventories allowed the two rental companies to provide a full system for the 100m long (40m wide) audience area of the Pepsi Stage. A wide variety of NEXO cabinets were deployed: distinctive silver GEO T cabinets for delay and side fills, PS Series for engineers’ near-field monitors, 45°N-12 wedges and PS15-R2s for stage monitoring, and a RS18/STM groundstack for the DJs’ monitoring.

Francisco Melendez of Sound Logics explained that, “although the three stages were separated by only about 300 metres, the NEXO stage PA was so directional, clear and powerful that the engineers had no trouble controlling the coverage and SPLs to the audience, without having to worry about bleeding out of the Pepsi Stage area.”

The system was running on a Dante network.


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