VIO L208 for Carlo U. Rossi Award
On the evening of November 26
, the Turin of music was moved and excited by the notes of many of the most admired and acclaimed stars of the Italian scenario.
The line array system VIO L208 by dBTechnologies was on stage at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" in Turin for the prestigious Carlo U. Rossi Award, which is dedicated to the memory of Carlo Ubaldo Rossi, one of the biggest and most authoritative Italian producers of the recent decades. Rossi is a determinant and memorable personality, whose contribution has encouraged the development and the artistic growth of Italian music, nonetheless, the success of artists such as: 883, 99 Posse, Africa Unite, Baustelle, Caparezza, Vinicio Capossela, Irene Grandi, Jovanotti, Ligabue, Litfiba, Meg, Gianna Nannini, Neffa, Negrita, Giuliano Palma & The Bluesbeaters, Arisa, Max Pezzali, Subsonica, Paola Turci, Nina Zilli.
It is precisely in honour of such an important career that the Carlo U. Rossi Award was established, an initiative promoted by the Carlo U. Rossi Association to reward the best producers of Italian discography, recognizing the stylistic diversity and crossing the numerous musical genres that draw the picture of the Italian scene.
Many awards were assigned to the different categories: for rock music (Tommaso Colliva, winner with "Decade" of Caliber 35 and elected "Best Italian Producer"), for rap (Charlie Charles, winner with "Album" of Ghali), for pop (Taketo Gohara, winner with "A casa tutto bene" of Brunori SAS), for electronic music (Marco J. Bianchi, winner for "Cosmotronic" of Cosmo) and, finally, the prestigious award for "Best Emerging Producer of the Year" (Frank Sativa, winner with “Sindrome di Toret" by Willie Peyote) with which the Association offers the participation to an important training seminar of music production in France.
Famous faces have alternated on stage during the evening with beautiful live unplugged performances: Caparezza, Subsonica and Mauro Pagani, Paola Turci, Baustelle, Africa Unite, Statuto and Giuliano Palma, directed and supported by the brilliant conduction of Rocco Papaleo, famous Italian actor and entertainer.
VIO L208 has successfully ensured an optimal sound coverage in an elegant and exclusive venue, thanks to a perfect configuration by BIG TALU Music Service:
14 VIO L208 (in ground stack configuration) + 2 VIO L208 (front fill) + 8 VIO S118R
The public address of the evening was successful also thanks to a careful and excellent sound management by Mauro Tavella, FOH responsible for the event, who stated:
"I knew VIO L208 by dBTechnologies and it made a very good impression on me from the first time I listened to it. This is an excellent PA that today has allowed me to work at my best, even if we are in a space acoustically a little bit difficult, because it’s very high (the auditorium of the Conservatory is on two levels, audience and balcony n.d.r.). The acoustic performance, even in this context, left me more than satisfied and I can imagine many tours in theaters and clubs where VIO would be a great solution for production, both for the small size and for the excellent performance”.
The first edition of the Carlo U. Rossi Award took place between instants of emotion for the producer, who is recent passed away, and moments of pure energy, in which art and authoriality have emerged with explosive force, giving space to captivating interpretations that were able to surprise and excite in presence of the strength and the beauty of Music.