L-Acoustics drives Bangkok Together Festival
Friday, 10 February 2023
togetherBangkok’s Together Festival returned after a two-edition hiatus
Thailand - Last September, 10,000 of Thailand's electronic dance music fans got reacquainted with the energy of a live show as Bangkok’s Together Festival returned after a two-edition hiatus to deliver a programme filled with the genre’s A-listers. Headliners like Blasterjaxx, W&W, Will Sparks and AXMO were featured alongside local talents Roxy June, Riviere and Ayrton.
Staged over two days in a massive 3,267sq.m exhibition hall at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), the festival showcased various EDM styles. With a dynamic range of sub-genres from big room house, and hardstyle, to euphoric, vocal-led tracks, an equally dynamic PA was needed to support the various musical content.
Festival organisers looked to Bangkok-based L-Acoustics rental partner, One Systems Global Production to supply a full-range, powerful PA that would fit the musical styles and fill the exhibition hall with powerful, clear sound. A production partner since the first-ever edition of Together Festival in 2016, the technical and system engineering team at One System had a good grasp of the festival’s programme and they specified a system based on L-Acoustics K Series to achieve the festival’s goals.
Mr. Anusorn Peetiwattanaphan, systems and front-of-house engineer for the event, has worked on renowned EDM festivals such as the S20 Songkran Music Festival, Waterzonic and 808 Festival over the past decade. Mr. Anusorn set to work designing his K Series-based system using Soundvision 3D modelling software.
“Soundvision improves my efficiency as it allows me to plot all elements according to the space, no matter the shape and size,” explains Mr. Anusorn. “On the hardware side of things, installation and cabling is accomplished swiftly with detailed reports for my deployment team.”
Mr. Anusorn also needed to manage a vast exhibition hall made of concrete. “My team and I minimised reflections using K Series’ Panflex variable directivity,” he reveals. “With careful planning in Soundvision, I was able to focus sound to the audience, avoiding the reflective walls.”
The main system included 10 L-Acoustics K1 with six K2 down per side. Front-fill consisted of six stacks of two Kara II boxes each while out-fill was accomplished using 10 K2 per side. Thirty-six SB28 subwoofers produced low-end rumble. DJs were served with six L-Acoustics Kara II for monitoring and the entire system was driven by 48 LA8 amplified controllers, running through an L-Acoustics P1 processor.
“The system I designed yielded the results I was expecting. The L-Acoustics range of premium hardware allowed for smooth operation with minimal fuss, despite the acoustic challenges,” concludes Mr. Anusorn. “It was wonderful to be back to creating exciting sound for festival-goers in Thailand.”

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