Prosound Rental supplied the 80s Rewind Concert staged at Durban’s Mr Price Kings Park Stadium in February. Featuring pop legends such as Tony Hadley, Howard Jones, Rick Astley and Midge Ure, plus an amped 20 000-strong audience – the event was a huge success.

Prosound’s crew comprised 56 technicians. Riaan Jacobs was the project manager and the backline supply was looked after by SA Backline. “The whole PA system was a Meyer Sound M3D system,’ says Prosound Rental’s general manager, Donovan Calvert. “The primary flown hangs were made up of 10 Milo 90 degs and two Milo 120s per side. We had side stacks of four 90 degs respectively kicking up to the immediate grand stands and we stacked 16 subs (700hp) in blocks of two along the downstage edge. We also had eight Meyer UPQs and eight Meyer Micas per side for delays.’

System control was handled by two Meyer Galileo 616s. “For FOH control we used the MIDAS PRO9. Our engineer had used the PRO6 previously so the move up wasn’t an issue. We complimented FOH racks with a selection of TC effects units from the M-ONE to the D2 and more comprehensive M3OOO reverb. For additional tie lines and I/O capabilities we utilised a MIDAS DL251. All in all we had a very straight forward run-up for FOH and on stage we used the MIDAS PR02 with the Midas DL351 and DL251 modular I/O units connected via CAT5,’ adds Calvert.

For stage monitoring a selection of Sennheiser and Shure in ear- systems was used alongside PX1122M and PX1152M Electro-Voice wedges. Stage microphones included Sennheiser, Electro-Voice, Shure and DPA.

Lighting control was done on two ETC Congos with their associated ETC Net3 DMX gateways. Calvert says “The rig was primarily made up of Robe ROBIN LEDWashes and Martin profiles for effects. We also had additional f/spots to pick-up the more energetic artists who liked to wonder. For ambient crowd lighting we used par bars and Molefays, all using ETC dimming.’

Concert Tech Spec

  • PA: Meyer Sound M3D system
  • FOH control: MIDAS PRO9
  • Stage monitoring: Electro-Voice PX1122M & PX1152M
  • Microphones: Sennheiser, Electro-Voice, Shure and DPA
  • DI boxes: Klark Teknik, Radial and Summit
  • Lighting: ETC Congo’s, Robe LEDWashes & Martin profiles
  • Trussing: Prolyte H40 and Prolyte H30
  • Screens: BARCO T-20 LED tiles
  • Power: 300kVA and 100kVA generators.