The event attracted around 20,000 electronic music fans into the heart of London
UK - Founder of the London Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), Rob da Bank, has praised the sound generated at this year's event by Flare Audio's system.

A two-day cultural celebration of electronic music, art, technology and digital futurism, held at Tobacco Dock this March, the event attracted around 20,000 electronic music fans into the heart of London. Flare was selected as the event's only audio supplier.

"I was blown away almost quite literally by the sound quality that Flare provided for our LEAF festival," said Rob da Bank. "Whether it was a live act or DJ, or in a small room to a vast warehouse space, they delivered on every level and were supremely professional all weekend."

Flare Audio products provided sound for both the conference and live performances. Flare's V8C and V12C high SPL point source loudspeakers and flat panel SB18 bass delivered focused, distortion free audio with minimal footprint for the LEAF conference.

The evening performances were powered by a total of eight X5A mid high and 12 x Q18 sub bass Flare speakers. The X5A epitomises Flare's approach to sound, combining 'optimal clarity, power and natural sound', while remaining highly controllable.

"We also used two pairs of X2A speakers in the main room as delays and two pairs of X0A 4" speakers in a break out conference room," explains Waq from Flare supplier, Mustt Audio. "X0A can be used in pairs (with a bracket) and have a two position switch which allows a single NL4 cable to supply Left and Right audio to the speakers, which mount on a microphone stand."

Alice Favre, operations director for LEAF, commented, "We like to be a little different at LWE and rather than go for the 'industry standard' we take a little time, do some research and go with whatever feels like the best fit for our events. Flare has consistently stood out over other brands for us. We have always felt like we have achieved something outstanding with them."

A diverse programme of music followed the conference, including a special live performance by Modeselektor, with support from British house music pioneers 808 State, who performed their classic album Ninety.

(Jim Evans)

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