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Brit Row’s Outline Butterfly rig amplifies the ceremony for the handover of the Olympic torch from Beijing to London (2012)

London, 24th August 2008 - The ceremony for the handover of the torch Olympic from Beijing to London (2012) was amplified by Britannia Row’s Butterfly systems.

Visa London 2012 Party, the celebration event with the participation of over 40,000 people, was transmitted live by the BBC (with a Beijing-London link-up) and UK medial-winners at the last Olympics took part.

As far as audio was concerned, along The Mall, the road running from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, several scaffolding towers were set up with a total of 100 Outline Butterfly CDH 483 Hi-Pack enclosures.

The suggestive main stage, the hub of the event, hosted a series of stars such as Will Young, James Morrison, The Feeling, McFly, Scouting for Girls, Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Heather Small and the cast of the musical “We will rock you”. In this case, the sound was entrusted to 44 Butterfly Hi-Packs and 16 SubTech 218.

In the oldest Royal Park, St. James, there were 24 more Hi-Packs and 4 SubTech 218.

The entire set-up was digitally controlled by Dolby Lake processors and powered by Outline T9 amps

The party for all the Yamaha fans was amplified by Outline Butterfly, the famous line array manufactured in Brescia. The eleventh edition of the “Yamaha Fest” – held from July 4th to 6th 2008 at Misano Adriatico – was an extraordinary opportunity for motorcyclists and buffs to get together.

The event was held at Santamonica SpeedDrive, at the Misano World Circuit, a great theme park on the Rimini Riviera dedicated to motorbikes. A venue hosting world-level sports events and a real gem from a practical point of view and as far as reliable organization is concerned.

Bikers literally invaded the racetrack but since access was free, no matter what brand of bike the participants owned, even the Marina di Cattolica reserved area was packed with people.

There was even an event within the event: the Yamaha Fest set a Guinness record, with the largest cavalcade of bikes of the same brand ever staged: 548 Yamaha T-Max led by the great Japanese racer Noriyuki Haga invaded the Misano circuit, escorted by the Italian Police force’s Lamborghini Murcielago.

There were countless guests at the three-day party, from MotoGP to SuperBike Champs, as well as top personalities of the past and official dealers.


All the Yamaha racers were there: Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser.

As sound reinforcement for a vast area of approximately 80 x 40 metres, 24 Butterfly CDH 483 Hi-Pack (12 aside) backed up by 6+6 Victor Live subwoofers were flown at the side of the stage

All powered and controlled by Outline Series T power amps and Genius 26 processors.

The work was done by Planet Service of San Marino, a rental company with a stock of Outlinearrays and one of the most qualified European companies in the corporate event field, with prestigious references (conventions by Herbalife, Nike, Asics, Reebok, Mercedes Smart Tour, Valleverde, AGIP, Upim, Villaggi del Ventaglio, Tecnocasa, Autogrill many more).

The work of fine-tuning the rig was entrusted to system engineer Carlo Gennaro, who carried out the work on behalf Planet Service.

Brit Row’s Butterfly rig chosen for the Oasis UK tour’s 19 dates

Great Britain, November 2008 - The sound on the UK tour by Oasis, part of their 2008/2009 world trek, just had to be handled by Britannia Row Productions, the legendary London rental company that owns an Outlinearray comprising 128 “Butterflies” - says the Brescia manufacturer.

In fact, on FOH chores Brit Row used a Butterfly system consisting of 82 elements (CDH 483 Hi-Packs) supported by 30 Subtech 218; the system was digitally controlled by Dolby Lake processors and amplified by Outline T9 power amps (2 x 4800W on 2 Ohms, a single rack unit and weighing in at 12 kg).

These were FOH engineer Bruce Johnston’s comments: “I really liked the sound of the system. The horns were very powerful and exactly suited what I was looking for with Oasis. After a few shows, the system really started to get up and go and I got lots of comments saying that it was the best Oasis had ever sounded. With fifteen Subtech 218 subs per side we had some amazing low end happening and really got the room shaking. We had no issue with the system’s capabilities and were able to get the volume needed for a band like Oasis. The system just kept getting louder if we needed it. So we had a great all-round result and I wouldn't hesitate to use the system again.”

System Engineer Davide Lombardi commented: “I consider the Butterfly a perfect system for arena tours – small and easy to rig, but with a big beefy sound and a plenty of headroom, which is needed for this kind of music. It's also very precise and this helps me a lot when I aim it, giving us less problems with reverberant rooms.”


Text Box: 100 Butterflies for the Visa London 2012 Party—Monday, 26 September 2008
Text Box: 24 Butterflies for Yamaha fest—Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Text Box: Outline sound for Oasis—Monday, 20 November 2008