Clockenflap is one of Asia’s biggest multi-genre music festivals, held each year in Hong Kong. Now ten years old, the festival is a firm favorite in the region, with its extensive program of music, art, film, and other activities.
In addition to a line-up of internationally renowned artistes — which this year included Erykah Badu, David Byrne, Khalid, Roni Size, Interpol, Caribou, Anpu, and The Vaccines — the festival also offers a platform to local talent, helping them reach a wider audience.
For the 2018 edition of the festival, which ran November 9 – 11, the main (Harbourflap) stage and second stage were managed by Alto Stage Management, who called in Davide Linzi of Mister X Service as audio system designer for both and front-of-house engineer for the main stage (assisting productions with their own sound engineer).
Linzi explains why he took Outline’s Newton multi-source audio processor with him for the important event. “I decided to take Newton to Clockenflap because I needed a fast versatile unit that enabled me to create a matrix of inputs and outputs that was fast and effective to manage and control. My workflow required 10 independent inputs always connected with the left-right-sub-front fill of the main S6L console, left-right-sub-front fill of the guest console, lef-right of a production mixer handling walk-in music, publicity audio and emergency and MC mics; the outputs on the other hand involved independent control of left-right-sub-front fill – left-right-outfill, left/right delay, a stereo feed for streaming, a reference signal for Smaart and a pair of Dante signals for left/right recording if requested. The major EQ settings carried out during PA tuning were done on Newton, as were any modifications request by artists’ sound engineers.”
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