Framingham, Massachusetts, October 24, 2013 – Earlier this year, rock supergroup Yukon Kornelius (Featuring bassist Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band, singer/guitarist Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies, singer/guitarist Adam Gardner from Guster, and drummer Eric Fawcett from Spymob, along with a multitude of special guests), performed at the FestEVOL 2013 at the Ice House Arena, part of Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT. Since first taking the stage in 2008, the band has gained a reputation for performing fun, lengthy sets of cover songs and surprises. All acts performed crowd-pleasing sets, and the show featured excellent sound thanks to a PA system consisting of RoomMatch® loudspeakers, along with PowerMatch® amplifiers, from Bose® Professional Systems Division.
“RoomMatch systems have generally been used for fixed installations rather than one-off live performances or touring,” stated Fuat Koro, Director of Global Marketing, Bose Professional Systems. “The bands’ management approached us and asked if we could support this event, so we worked with Yukon’s FOH engineer Sean Quackenbush to deliver a system that met his requirements for SPL, bass performance and coverage throughout the room. We had two bands and a DJ perform on the system that night, and it was a real home run. We got rave reviews from Sean, and the management loved it too. The night was a total success!”
The P.A. setup included the following Bose components: RoomMatch RM5505, RM7005, RM9010, RM12010 and RM12020 loudspeakers on each of the main arrays (left and right), RM9020 and RM12020’s for the left and right delay arrays, six RMS215 subwoofer modules for each left and right bass array, and six RMS218 VLF subwoofers. The system was powered by a total of sixteen Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers, and three ControlSpace engineered sound processors provided control and audio processing.
Quackenbush added, “This was a problematic space to use as a live venue, but when we got up and running with the Bose system, there was nothing but clarity and punch. I was very happy with it, what it could take, and what it could give back, level-wise. The vocals were smooth and punchy all the way through, and intelligibility was just amazing. At no point were the kick drum and bass guitar fighting each other, and the guitars never sounded harsh yet still had a nice growl to them. Things already sounded great during the rehearsal and soundcheck, and then we filled the place with 5000 people, and things got even better. I didn’t need to touch the EQ. Bose really did their homework with these products. They made me look good.”