Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 (EDC), North America’s largest electronic music festival, continued its yearly partnership with PK Sound.
EDC was attended by over 300,000 people across 3-days of music. The PK Sound load-in featured 62 PK TRINITY large-format line array speakers and 104 PK CX800 2000W dual 18″ extended LF subwoofers.
PK Sound’s large-format TRINITY sound system comprised 2 16-speaker Trinity arrays at the Basspod Stage, and 2 15-speaker TRINITY arrays at the Wasteland Stage. Once flown, proprietary 3D Wavefront technology allowed engineers to robotically customize individual Trinity speaker positions within the arrays to optimize and maximize coverage. The use of both vertical and horizontal dispersion inside the Trinity arrays reduced the need for secondary speaker installation, using just 4 VX12 speakers for front fills.
16 of PK Sound’s VX10 COMPACT ARRAY acted as field delays for reaching crowds that exceeded 500’ in depth. PK’s CX800 2000W DUAL 18” EXTENDED LF SUBWOOFERS created 2 formidable sub walls, lined with 56 and 48 bins respectively, driving frequencies as low as 25hz. Booth setups featured opposing pairs of 3x PK VX10 COMPACT LINE ARRAYS over PK CX800 SUBS for house-calibre monitoring.
The PK Sound equipment performed in close proximity with pyrotechnics, video-screens, lasers, fireworks and lighting. Overseeing system operations were Front of House Engineers Bryan Andres and Rory Stewart. Working off DiGiCo SD11 digital consoles along with PK Sound’s KONTROL SYSTEM SOFTWARE, the engineers were able to create a custom soundscape for large crowds.
Andres concluded: “Trinity’s actuated horn flares make changing the size of the sound field on the fly simple, if the crowd gets bigger we can make the sound field bigger or vice versa. The actuated horn flares also help with keeping the sound from spilling over to the surrounding stages.”