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Meyer Sound M3D, MJF-212A Power Massive Indonesian Worship Event
For two consecutive nights, more than 14,000 people packed the Jatim Expo in Surabaya, Indonesia, for the Power of God Festival (Festival Kuasa Allah). This annual Christian revival, headed by the charismatic Pastor Philip Mantofa, enthralled the crowd with dynamic preaching and energetic music — a mixture of Western and Indonesian styles — from a ten-piece band and an 80-voice choir. To deliver the presentation with full intensity to the furthest corners of the venue, the festival relied on a system anchored by 20 of Meyer Sound's M3D line array loudspeakers.
"The Jatim Expo is large, about 60 meters by 120 meters, so it needed a lot of power," notes Rudy Winarto, managing director of system supplier Melodia Sound & Lighting Systems of Jakarta, Indonesia. "We also had many open mics on stage. Fortunately, the amazing directional control of the M3D and the M3D-Subs made it possible to get plenty of gain before feedback."
Six M3D loudspeakers were arrayed in each of the main front clusters, while two side arrays comprised of four M3D cabinets each covered the left and right sections of the audience area. Four MTS-4A full-range loudspeakers covered the middle-front and stage-side seating areas, while eight M3D-Sub directional subwoofers pumped controlled low end into the audience. System alignment and equalization was accomplished with Meyer Sound's Galileo loudspeaker management system, a device that, according to Winarto, "was extremely helpful in setting up for this difficult venue."
On stage, the principal monitoring positions were assigned to four of Melodia's MJF-212A high-power stage monitors. Their power and intelligibility impressed Winarto: "We did not hear about a single problem from anybody using the MJF-212As. From sound check to the end of the show, nobody even asked to change the EQ on a single one."
The 2007 event marks the third consecutive year that Melodia has provided Meyer Sound systems for Festival Kuasa Allah. "Each year they tell us how happy they were with the sound, so they ask us again," says Winarto. "But each year they have a bigger venue with bigger crowds, so we need to bring a bigger Meyer Sound system!"
Melodia Sound & Lighting Systems is a division of Melodia Musik, a diversified company serving the entertainment, event production, and commercial installation markets throughout Indonesia.