TORONTO, Ontario -- Canada's biggest night in music, the 2011 Juno Awards, returned to its Toronto birthplace this year for the first time in over a decade. Staged at the Air Canada Centre, nearly eight million Canadians tuned in to watch some portion of the 2.5 hour, 40th anniversary live CTV broadcast, which featured rousing performances by Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Sarah McLachlan and many other popular native artists.
While Le Studio Mobile and LiveWire Remote Recorders handled the broadcast audio, Montreal-based Solotech was tasked with providing sound reinforcement within the 20,000-seat venue. To deliver the best possible concert experience Solotech opted to deploy an L-ACOUSTICS K1 loudspeaker system.
"We knew that K1 would be ideal for the Juno Awards and it performed superbly," describes Brazeau. "The system is highly articulate and intelligible, which was absolutely essential for the award presentations and other spoken segments. And when it comes to music, K1 is extremely hi-fi and sounded fantastic across the ceremony's wide variety of performances.
"As a side note, we found the KUDO enclosures to be quite helpful," he adds. "Our initial SOUNDVISION model of the system revealed that we would need to add some front-fills. However, seeing that there was a general admission area on the floor -- plus the stage needed to be as clean as possible for the broadcast -- we flew a KUDO array in the center and it proved to be a very effective solution."http://junoawards.ca.
Providing sound, lighting, video, new media and staging both domestically and internationally, Solotech is headquartered in Montreal with satellite operations located in Quebec City and Las Vegas. Founded in 1977, the company has today grown to employ more than 350 professionals. For more info on Solotech, visit www.solotech.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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