L-Acoustics K Series Brings Unrivaled Power to SIAM Songkran Music Festival L-Acoustics K Series Brings Unrivaled Power to SIAM Songkran Music Festival...
One Systems Global Production design and deploys a world-class concert sound system for 40,000 EDM fans over four days
BANGKOK, Thailand – June 2023 – This April, EDM music festival goers were treated to a 4-day dance event featuring both local and global luminaries at Bangkok’s Urban Yard RCA. The 2023 edition of SIAM Songkran Music Festival: SIAMYSTIQUE featured global superstars such as Afrojack, Hardwell, and Dash Berlin alongside regional and local stars like Thailand’s very own 22Bullets and Wukong from Singapore. With performances ranging across diverse electronic sub-genres such as big room, progressive house, and hardstyle, the festival requires a professional audio system that can keep the tempo strong for the 10,000 festival goers who come to dance each day.
Festival producers WAVE BCG and One Asia Ventures Co. Ltd. called on One Systems Global Production to design and deploy a full-range, powerful PA to create a dynamic concert speaker system for the festival. One Systems are known for providing audio and lighting support for high-profile events such as Together Festival and Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand; calling on their years of experience with large-scale outdoor events, they specified an L-Acoustics K Series professional audio system for SIAM Songkran.
“A powerful audio system is necessary to capture the energy of EDM music, especially in a spacious outdoor venue like the RCA,” explains Mr. Anusorn Peetiwattanaphan, Front-of-House engineer for SIAM Songkran, who regularly collaborates with One Systems. “A K Series-based system is especially popular with top-tier artists, and we knew it would be accepted by our headliners like Afrojack and Hardwell.”
Anusorn worked together with Systems Engineer Chayut Boonchuayjaroen and the One Systems team to model a concert speaker system using L-Acoustics Soundvision software that would deliver optimal coverage to the 6600 square-meter audience area. Their system design consisted of a main PA of 16 L-Acoustics K2 and six K1-SB subwoofers per side. Twelve stacks of three KS28 subwoofers were ground stacked evenly in front of the stage. Out-fill consisted of eight K2 boxes per side, while four stacks of two Kara II provided front-fill. On-stage DJ monitor systems consisted of four Kara II atop two SB18 subwoofers per side as well as a 115XT HiQ wedge. A VIP Zone at the rear of the vast audience received coverage from a delay system of four Kara II per side. The entire system was driven by 42 LA8 and 15 LA12X amplified controllers running through two L-Acoustics P1 processors.
“This year’s SIAM Songkran promised to be a unique experience for EDM music lovers,” concludes Mr. Anusorn. “The professional audio system provided by One Systems ensured that festivalgoers were fully engaged in the dynamic, high-energy dance music without skipping a beat throughout all four days.”
Learn more about One Systems Global Production at www.osproduction.co.th.