MADRID, SPAIN - A high number of headliners at the recent MadCool Festival 2018 in Madrid came with SSL Live consoles, including Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, Kasabian, Portugal The Man, and Underworld. The main live console for Stage 2 was an SSL L500 Plus.
The three-day event saw 80,000 music fans watch a packed line-up including some of the biggest currently touring bands in the world. The Event Company PRG, provided the technical services for all three stages, and chose an L500 Plus for FOH on Stage 2, connected via SSL's Blacklight II MADI concentrator technology to two ML32.32 stage boxes.
The L500 Plus features a versatile user interface, perfect for festival use. Any channel or path can be assigned anywhere on the three independent fader tiles, which are navigated in a convenient layer & bank system. This means that the console can be setup quickly and simply to suit the user. New paths and channels can be added to the configuration at any time, without losing audio, so new and unexpected inputs and outputs can be catered for during an event.
SSL is represented in Spain by Zentralmedia.
Peter Frampton, concluded his final tour, where FOH engineer, Jim Yakabuski, used an SSL Live L550 console.