- LONDON 2007 and 2008 -
worlds largest Afro Caribbean carnival.
Overall attendance 2 million +
three Noise Control Audio PA Systems
Disya Generation (Powis Terrace)
Sir Lloyd (Lemmington Rd Villas)
Social Heritage Arts & Dance (float)
Notting Hill Carnival
2007 was a special occasion for Noise Control
Audio. After much acclaim for last years performance
of the system provided for Sir Lloyd. NCA returned
with three bookings. Repeating the system for
Sir Lloyd and gaining two larger systems.
One booked by carnival stalwarts Disya Generation
which covered the entirety of Powis Terrace,
one of the largest pitches available and right
in the middle of the carnival site.
The other for the Social Heritage Arts float
which with its amazing dance troop and NCA system
won second prize overall in the Masquerade category.
In Powis Terrace restrictions on the positioning
of stacks meant speakers could only be placed
on the pavements down one side of the road.
Four stacks were placed essentially pointing
straight across the crowd and at around 50 meter
intervals. Reflections from the facing houses
could have been a major issue but with some
tweaking of the high and mid frequency levels
a very satisfactory result was obtained producing
load clear music down the entire length of the
road. Powered ASYM3P speakers were utilised
as monitors for the DJs and in-fills directly
in front of the stage.
One of the four stacks used by Disya Generation
in Powis Terrace.
Although there were
far larger stacks of bass present at the carnival,
the efficiency of the NCA sub and mid bass system
shone through. The organisers from Disya Generation,
who are a critical bunch when it comes to bass,
where stunned by the power and clarity produced.
Under the stage at Powis
Terrace Reay finishes of the wiring. These racks
of NCA FF series and FFA amplifiers powered
the entire system.
Close ties between FFA and Noise Control mean
these incredible amps can be bought only as
in FFA purple or in NCA silver.
Each rack contains
1 x NCA/FFA 8kW
2 X NCA/FFA 6kW
2 X NCA/FFA 3.2kW
XTA processors / BSS equalizers
New NCA processors had not been released at
See further down the pictures for the 2008 Amp
A view down Powis Terrace
and the Disya Generation stage awaiting
the oncoming crowds.
Below are some shots of carnival as it engulfed
us . Also bottom,
are pictures from the Sir lloyd stage including
one of Shy FX who's two hour set was said
to be mesmerizing.
Awaiting pictures from the Social Heritage
Arts and Dance float.